Search Results: "Adriana V. López"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A beautiful evocation of love, friendship and community."
An anthology celebrating sisterhood and the special bonds that connect Latinas from diverse backgrounds. Read full book review >

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THE REALM OF HUNGRY SPIRITS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An entertaining appreciation of one woman's journey, sometimes ribald and funny, sometimes ironic and self-deprecating."
Marina Lucero reads the Dalai Lama, ponders Gandhi and yearns for inner peace. What she has is a challenging and needy family and a demanding and clueless set of friends. Read full book review >

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

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CONFETTI GIRL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Local idioms of Spanish proverbs—dichos—used as chapter headings enlighten both characters and readers. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Apolonia "Lina" Flores loves science and mathematical riddles, playing volleyball and collecting extravagant, romantic and lonely socks. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY WOMAN IN PARIS by Josefina López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2009

"Alternating in tone from sexy to serious, the book is not always successful in melding Canela's different worlds, and some of the flashback passages are awkward, but the cooking scenes feel authentic. Here's hoping López's next effort is even tastier."
In this debut novel from screenwriter López (Real Women Have Curves), a Latina journalist breaks up with her dull fiancé and flees to Paris to enroll in a prestigious cooking school. Read full book review >

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THE GIFTED GABALDÓN SISTERS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An overly ambitious novel that spans decades and covers a century's worth of Fermina's history. The flashbacks may be skipped; the Gabaldón sisters alone offer ample fodder."
Four Latina sisters research their mysterious ancestry. Read full book review >

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ASK MY MOOD RING HOW I FEEL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Balancing the heavy subject matter with generous doses of humor and an authentic young teen voice, López crafts a story that blends family and middle school drama successfully. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A funny and heartfelt story about a girl dealing with the trials of middle school and her mother's breast cancer. Read full book review >

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CHOKE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Surprisingly real, until the mawkish Afterschool Special finale. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 9-11)"
A tale of friendship and trust intersects with a problem novel about dangerous behaviors among middle schoolers. Read full book review >

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SOY LA AVON LADY by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"López is an original, and this fine collection, which won its publisher's inaugural Miguel Marmol Prize for fiction, is a thoroughgoing delight."
Assimilation into American culture and abrasive family dynamics are the subjects of the 11 finely crafted stories gathered in this striking debut collection. Read full book review >

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ROCOCO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Reams of furnishings detail and messy family histrionics."
Kitschy, quaintly amusing Italian-American saga from Trigiani (Lucia, Lucia, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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CALL ME HENRI by Lorraine M. López
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"A must for urban collections. (Fiction. YA)"
With all that Enrique encounters in his barrio—gang beatings, frequent deaths, an abusive, alcoholic stepfather and fellow teens dropping out of school—one would imagine him older than the middle-school student that he is. Read full book review >

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A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN by Julián  López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"It's been said that memory is a poet—if so, this novel represents some of its most gorgeous and incandescent work."
The son of one of Argentina's thousands of dissidents who vanished and were presumed murdered during the so-called Dirty War uses his fertile memory to bring his lost mother back to life. Read full book review >