Search Results: "Andres McConnon"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2012

"A workmanlike biography that fills in some of the gaps of this strange, troubling time."
Mostly uplifting account of the Tuscan champion cyclist whose prime was ruptured by the advent of World War II. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANT IN THE BATHTUB by Kristina Andres
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Just like a good bath. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young elephant is taking a bath in one of those lovely, old, claw-footed tubs that sits on a checkered tile floor—got to be Europe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 1992

"Still, Oppenheimer's familiarity with Cuban history, psychology, and culture—combined with extensive research and interviews—place his account well above standard left-bashing. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Real-life thriller about Fidel Castro vs. perestroika and glasnost; by Oppenheimer, Pulitzer-winning foreign correspondent for The Miami Herald. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 1996

"Mexico watchers expect hard times to come for that country, and Oppenheimer's excellent book explains just why."
NAFTA, Zapatista guerrillas, and Wall Street form the backdrop for this fine journalistic account of Mexico's current tumult. Read full book review >

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Sacred Blood by Andres Amezquita
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2016

"A thriller that entertainingly traverses well-traveled territory."
A debut murder mystery that revolves around a long-standing history of secrecy at the Vatican. Read full book review >

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GOOD LITTLE WOLF by Kristina Andres
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Maybe. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This charming wolf is little and good—as is Andres's book, for that matter—good enough to take a bath with his friends (lamb, rabbit, giraffe and teddy), to share his comforter and tell them stories ("Once I even dressed up like Little Red Riding Hood"), to sing them lullabies as he sails them over the moon, to pretend that he is big and bad. Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY & RALPH by Katharine Andres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Amusing and well told. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A funny, beautifully written book by the award-winning author of Fish Story (1993). Read full book review >

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FISH STORY by Katharine Andres
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"Sophisticated whimsy, not for every taste but sure to find an audience. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Craig isn't a fisherman, but he's sitting in a boat musing about wishes when he strikes up a conversation with a huge fish. ``Otto'' has just realized he can grant wishes; he goes home with Craig (``graceful[ly] skimming along on his tail''), stays for dinner (on wife Ann's invitation; Craig cooks), and engages in gentle discussion—with mild philosophical overtones—about what wishes would be appropriate. Read full book review >

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APACHE AUTUMN by Robert Skimin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1993

"Truth and history prevail over bodice-ripping in a sad, well- told story."
The leadership of an exceptionally capable chief is not enough to preserve Apache independence in the face of post-Civil War expansionism. Read full book review >

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THE HOCKEY SAINT by Howard Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"There are no simple answers in this thoughtful outing. (Graphic fiction. 8-14)"
A graphic novel slips home the fact that sports stars run the gamut of miseries we everyday Joes and Janes must confront. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE SUN by Natalia Sylvester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A smart take on a familiar genre that, when it stumbles, stumbles admirably."
A kidnapping forces a husband to reconsider his life in Sylvester's debut, a cross between a literary novel and a thriller. Read full book review >