Search Results: "Beatriz Zeller"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN FOLKTALES by Carmen Diana Dearden
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Magic Moments (1997), a likewise wonderful assemblage of 15 stories from similar sources. (Folktale. All ages)"
Translated from the Spanish Libro de oro de los abuelos, this marvelous collection, first published in Venezuela, contains ten tales gathered from the work of various Latin American authors and folklorists. Read full book review >

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ALONG THE INFINITE SEA by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Imagine The Sound of Music for big girls, flavored with a dash of Mad Men bitters."
A pair of fugitives—one from pre-Nazi Europe, the other from the U.S. Senate Chamber (correction: bedchamber)—meet over a rare 1936 Mercedes Roadster that transports first one, then the other out of a god-awful fix. Read full book review >

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COCOA BEACH by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Even if the novel's strength ebbs in the final serpentine twists, Williams spins a good, spirited yarn."
Romance and mystery, war and Prohibition, infidelity and murder, inheritance and lies—the list of ingredients is long and potent in this cocktail of dramatic suspense rooted in early-20th-century Florida. Read full book review >

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THE WICKED CITY by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Even for a series launch, too much is left dangling."
The first volume of Williams' planned series introduces two women who occupy the same Greenwich Village apartment seven decades apart. Read full book review >

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JULIEN PARME by Florian Zeller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"A sustained yelp of youthful despair, occasionally affecting, more often exasperating."
French writer Zeller makes his U.S. debut with a novel about a dark night of the soul in the life of an angry Parisian teenager. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"The most memorable illustrations are the panoramic spreads of the garden, the constellations, and the Wise Men flying through the starry sky or standing outside the children's bedroom window to tuck the toys into their shoes left out on the windowsill. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the first story that she has both written and illustrated, Vidal makes use of holiday traditions and legends from her childhood in Argentina. Read full book review >

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BIRD by Beatriz Martin Vidal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An (av)i(a)nvitation to wonder. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This wordless picture book invites readers to make meaning of its mysterious characters' flights. Read full book review >

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Eva Zeller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Zeller's keen eye for revelatory detail and skilful sense of pacing remind us that even stories we think we've heard many times before are capable of surprising us with their singularity and in-held passion."
In this very deliberately muted meditative novel, based on a real-life account, high-school teacher Beate Hennig, having recently inherited her grandparents' home, discovers a manuscript written by her mother Ruth, who had been captured by Russian soldiers and died in1945 in a Siberian labor camp. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 1996

"This is not a work with profound themes or insightful analysis; however, the content alone is enough to capture and keep the reader's interest."
If you like tales of greed, power, sex, dirty politics, and organized crime, this is for you. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 2012

"A sweet ride on a lovely journey with an expert, horse-loving guide."
In her debut memoir, Tait-Zeller chronicles her lifelong love affair with horses. Read full book review >

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A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A certain age, acutely observed."
A tale of Manhattan society in the Jazz Age, spiced liberally with secrets and scandal. Read full book review >

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TINY LITTLE THING by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2015

"A fascinating look at wealth, love, ambition, secrets, and what family members will and won't do to protect each other."
During her husband's 1966 congressional run, Christina "Tiny" Hardcastle realizes her picture-perfect life has more than a few cracks and that maybe the time has come to be true to herself rather than to the glossy facade she has created. Read full book review >