Search Results: "Alicia Bessette"


BOOK REVIEW

SIMPLY FROM SCRATCH by Alicia Bessette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2010

"Quietly charming, with a dash of romance."
In this nicely wrought debut, a young widow emerges from her grief thanks to the intrusion of a nine-year-old neighbor and an unwinnable cooking contest. Read full book review >

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ALICIA ALONSO by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"She has been a ballerina, a teacher, a Cuban and a role model for those with handicaps. Truly a noteworthy life, poignantly rendered here. (notes, bibliography) (Picture books/biography. 8-14)"
A biography in poems and pictures of the prima ballerina assoluta of Cuba, who thrilled audiences for decades with her extraordinary technique and beautiful interpretations of Giselle and other classics. Read full book review >

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ALICIA AFTERIMAGE by Lulu Delacre
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This lovely tribute to Alicia's memory is neither thought-provoking nor especially interesting for the general reader. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
After Alicia Betancourt died in a car accident in 2004, her mother, picture-book illustrator Delacre, put together this collection of thoughts and memories of Alicia from her friends and family. Read full book review >

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ALICIA HAS A BAD DAY by Lisa Jahn-Clough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Funny and original. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Alicia, who is normally a very happy person, tries everything she can think of to shake her terrible mood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2012

"The simplicity of the suggested idea that homemade fruit juice will always be fun to make and delicious to drink is appealing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The fruit-blended juice drinks known as aguas frescas offered at a fair inspire a little girl and her mother to serve their own version after soccer practice. Read full book review >

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SECRET CHAMBERS by Alicia Hayes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2013

"A pleasingly confident historical adventure story that engagingly shows one man's emotional journey."
A historical mystery novel set in belle epoque New York. Read full book review >

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MEAN WOMAN by Alicia Borinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 1993

"Challenging."
Debut fiction (first published in 1989 in Argentina) that evokes recent Argentinean history and offers occasionally obscure set-pieces of magic realism with a feminist angle. Read full book review >

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THE BRUTAL LANGUAGE OF LOVE by Alicia Erian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2001

"Malls, teenage pregnancy, casual sex, film studies: all related to the troubled equation between sex and love, which Erian explores with a rookie's talents. Competent but not yet anything special."
Some of the nine stories in this debut collection have appeared in literary magazines, and they have the some of the subjects common in such venues: gender issues, bad girl sexuality, weird families, slacker students. But Erian fails to distinguish herself stylistically, offering instead slight fictions that can seem downright generic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"Clear, colorful reportage."
A polished young guide takes us on an insider's tour of the recondite world of diamonds and garnishes it with an introduction to her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"A sensible escort to identifying and deploying signature strengths buried by traumatic emotional paralysis."
Psychiatrist and Montel Williams show Director of Aftercare Salzer offers an instruction guide to overcoming the deleterious effects of emotionally wrenching experiences. Read full book review >