Search Results: "Andrea G Labinger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TENTH CIRCLE by Mempo Giardinelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A very accomplished work."
This mordant novella, similar in content and theme to its Argentine author's prizewinning Sultry Moon (1998), details a crime spree, including multiple murders, undertaken by "respectable" businessman Alfredo Romero and his adulterous lover Griselda—a nastier south-of-the-border Bonnie and Clyde. Read full book review >

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CLARA by Luisa Valenzuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Valenzuela has since done much better than this."
A new translation of the veteran Argentinian writer's early (English, 1976) tale of a dreamy teenager who drifts into prostitution. Read full book review >

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GESELL DOME by Guillermo Saccomanno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Cynical and funny: a yarn worthy of a place alongside Cortázar and Donoso."
"He was swollen, deformed, nibbled by fish." And that's one of the luckier residents of Argentine novelist Saccomanno's infernal seaside-resort city, where not much good ever happens. Read full book review >

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CALL ME MAGDALENA by Alicia Steimberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2001

"Steimberg is one of Latin America's best writers."
All sorts of genres are imperturbably parodied in this witty, prizewinning 1992 novel from the Argentinean author of Musicians and Watchmakers. Read full book review >

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AND ALL OF US WERE ACTORS by Gustavo Gac-Artigas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2017

"This globe-trotting tale remains a tough read for anyone looking for linear storytelling."
An artist embarks on a momentous journey during turbulent times. Read full book review >

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THE ISLAND OF ETERNAL LOVE by Daína Chaviano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2008

"Although many popular buttons are touched in this female-centered novel, busy with color, music, whimsy and romance, it remains curiously uninfectious."
A saga that pays homage to the multistranded ethnicity of Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 23, 2012

"As Hall himself says, 'an eye-opening and sobering experience.'"
In the authors' first nonfiction title, the particulars of Munchausen Syndrome—those diagnosed perpetually feign or provoke symptoms of illness for attention—appear not in the jargon of medical textbooks but in the fraught life of one woman. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >

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MARY SMITH by Andrea U’Ren
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 13, 2003

"This seamless blend of fact and fiction joins the likes of Sarah Wilson's Three in a Balloon (1990) in lighting up a morsel of strange-but-true history. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
U'Ren unearths a fascinating tidbit from the past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE OLD FARM FOLK by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America, preserved in ink and paint rather than amber. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cozy board book is as traditional as "traditional" can be. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Andrea Wisnewski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Overall, however, an elegant addition to the cache of existing editions. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-7)"
This favorite fairytale has enticed many an illustrator. Read full book review >