Search Results: "Alberto Corral"


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MY MONSTER BURRUFU by Alberto Corral
Released: April 4, 2011

"Could use a final polishing, but the tale shines with lively prose and engaging illustrations."
In Corral's gentle debut novel, 7-year-old Olivia moves to a rambling old house with her writer dad and discovers to her delight that a secret attic room is inhabited by a shy, lonely, cookie-loving monster with a secret: He's a writer, too. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Tragedy, adventure, romance and scholarly investigation come together like pioneers to a boomtown, with something for Earp worshipers and casual readers alike."
From the dusty trails of the Old West emerges the story that Wyatt Earp's wife never wanted told: her own. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A generous spirit and penchant for grand gestures make him all the more worth knowing—particularly for American audiences unaware that there is any question about who was the first to fly. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
So the Wright Brothers were the first to fly? Read full book review >

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CHOPSTICKS by Jessica Anthony
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Eerie and edgy—and effective as Poe. (Graphic fiction. 15 & up)"
A provocative tale of forbidden love and madness. Read full book review >

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ALL MEN ARE LIARS by Alberto Manguel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"This novel succeeds both as a story and an illumination of storytelling."
A beguiling exercise in metafiction, one that tells an engrossing story from various perspectives while undermining the possibility of truth in storytelling. Read full book review >

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STEVENSON UNDER THE PALM TREES by Alberto Manguel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A small but rich little instant classic, as though Joseph Conrad had sent up a perfect new tale from the silence beyond the grave."
Manguel (News from a Foreign Country Came, 1990; the nonfiction A History of Reading, 1995; etc.) offers a tiny but deft and quietly moving story of Robert Louis Stevenson at his premature death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Perhaps too dense for casual readers, but lotus to lovers of Homer."
Brief but rich history of a mysterious bard and two wondrous works that serve as foundation stones for Western culture. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A fine book about books that will appeal to readers of Manguel's previous work."
Graceful essays on books, reading, and the subversive possibilities of ideas. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Full-color photographs contrast images to convey life in a commercial fishing village or in Anchorage's Town Square, amid the flowering tundra or perched on a seal-strewn beach. (glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Brown profiles eight children of Alaska's indigenous populations in their own environments—ocean, inland, and tundra—at home, school, and play, where they fish, carve totems, ride bikes, and dance at potlatches. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A RELUCTANT DREAMER by Alberto  Ledesma
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2017

"Affecting, highly charged, and deserving of broad attention."
Mexican-American scholar/writer/artist Ledesma (Graduate Diversity Director/Univ. of California) recounts his own experience of "the immigrant experience," with its tiers of risk and layers of aspiration. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY by Alberto Manguel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"For casual readers, the brief personal passages may provide welcome pauses in what is a highly literate and demanding text perhaps best appreciated by followers of Manguel's previous works."
An erudite analysis and exploration of curiosity through the author's own works and those of countless others. Read full book review >