Search Results: "Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HUSBAND HABIT by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Pride & Prejudice for the CNN age."
Talented chef with a lousy romantic history finds herself drawn to an Iraq war veteran with a troubled past. Read full book review >

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HATERS by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This first YA offering from veteran author Valdes-Rodriguez has the potential to reach a wide audience, although its length will discourage many reluctant readers who might otherwise enjoy it. (Fiction. YA)"
Confident, athletic and acutely psychic Paski must deal with a new world when her cartoonist father uproots her from sleepy Taos, N.M., moving to Orange County, Calif. Read full book review >

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PLAYING WITH BOYS by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Valdes-Rodriguez lays on the irony with a trowel and makes the same points repeatedly: people with Spanish surnames come from different places (and they hate to be called Hispanic), American racism is endemic, and clueless white people never get the slang right."
God has nothing on Valdes-Rodriguez—she created her first novel in a mere six days! Read full book review >

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THE DIRTY GIRLS SOCIAL CLUB by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2003

"An upscale telenovela with well-drawn, charmingly flawed characters from an author who explodes some myths (while cementing others). The aforementioned J.Lo is reportedly involved in development talks. Surprised?"
A journalist employs the conceit of female friendship in a predictable but affecting debut that takes a long, hard, and funny look at life in the US for Latina women. Read full book review >

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THE THREE KINGS by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Witty but slight."
In this Christmas-themed novel from Valdes-Rodriquez (The Husband Habit, 2009, etc.), a newly single interior designer tests the tenets of The Rules on three potential mates. Read full book review >

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DIRTY GIRLS ON TOP by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"A rare sequel that's as much fun as the original."
The sucias are back in this follow-up to The Dirty Girls Social Club (2003). Read full book review >

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MAKE HIM LOOK GOOD by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Entertaining if conventionally plotted crowd-pleaser."
A Miami singing sensation has a profound impact on the women who surround him. Read full book review >

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THE FEMINIST AND THE COWBOY by Alisa Valdes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"A memoir for chick-lit fans who can stomach a bit of politics along with their romance."
A big-city girl finds loves where she least expects it and re-examines her life in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Throughout this life-and-death drama and some nitty-gritty puberty details, Raisin's voice is sparkly and hilarious. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Raisin's back, funny and delightful and determined to get her first kiss. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BLOG OF RAISIN RODRIGUEZ by Judy Goldschmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2005

"A few truly sparkly characters (one named Sparkles—a boy, naturally) and groundbreaking directness on the topic of tampon insertion set this amusing piece apart from others of its fast-growing genre. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Funny, dramatic, and varying in degrees of sharpness, Raisin writes a blog for her two best friends across the country. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Careful: This blog induces giggles and empathy. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Still blogging her way through 7th grade at light speed, Raisin now has a boyfriend—cinnamon-scented, tongue-tied CJ—and solid friends in new-ish home Philadelphia and old hometown Berkeley. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A direct, caring, and insightful read that covers a wealth of prison-related issues."
A collection of letters that aims to provide encouragement and advice to the incarcerated. Read full book review >