Search Results: "Alma Guillermoprieto"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2001

"A truly instructive work."
Clear-eyed essays focusing chiefly on political events of the past decade in Colombia, Mexico, and Cuba. Read full book review >

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ALMA by Gordon Burn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"In sum: sporadically arresting or amusing, ultimately thin and gimmicky."
Winner of Britain's 1991 Whitbread Award for a first novel: a fact/fiction pastiche, using the life of 1950's pop-singer Alma Cogan (1932-1966) as the springboard for an intriguing but less- than-satisfying meditation on celebrity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1994

"A triumphant and evocative collection: journalism at its best."
A splendid collection of reports originally from the New Yorker. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Written with dignity and without rhetoric or undue emotion: when this author flays her feelings, it's because she is utterly alive and in protest."
The momentous year in Cuba that transformed the author from dancer into one of the most charringly honest journalists at work today. Read full book review >

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ALMA ROSE by Edith Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 1993

"Life-affirming without sentimentality; in spite of the occasional character too good to be real, the portrayal of love and growth rings absolutely true."
A self-contained young woman in a small western town awakens to life through a lesbian affair: an appealing first novel told with beguiling honesty and humor. Read full book review >

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ALMA ROSÉ by Richard Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"This well-researched and highly readable biography provides a moving account of one woman's confrontation with the greatest horrors of the war. (60 photos)"
The Holocaust account of Gustav Mahler's niece, who went from being the musical heiress of Europe to conducting a women's orchestra at Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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ALMA MATER by Rita Mae Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Sketchy characterization and desultory writing don't exactly fill in the blanks between sex scenes, and the college-lesbian romance seems awfully dated—when not embarrassingly rapturous."
Twosomes and threesomes at an ivy-covered Virginia college, from the author of Rubyfruit Jungle (1983), etc., and the popular Sneaky Pie Brown mystery series. Read full book review >

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ALMA MATER by Original Clyde Aidoo
Released: March 3, 2014

"A thoroughly unique poetry project."
An unlikely but engaging poetic tour of Midwestern colleges and universities. Read full book review >

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ALMA MATER by P.F. Kluge
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Rueful, tender, eloquent: an evenhanded view of the allure and penalties of academic life that should be required reading for everyone connected with a liberal-arts college."
Kluge (The Edge of Paradise, 1991) brings his personable manner, pellucid style, and sharp eye to recounting a year spent living at his alma mater of Kenyon College, juxtaposing the illusions about academic life with the reality. Read full book review >

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ALPO FINDS ALMA by Jukka  Lemmetty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2011

"With a little more ingenuity, creativity, interactive depth and literary effort, this app could've peeked its head over the 'average' bar. But as it is, Alpo is still doing the limbo. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
After falling off the roof of his doghouse, Alpo enlists his friend Jimmy to help him find "first aid." Read full book review >