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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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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A PROMISE TO THE SUN by Tololwa Marti Mollel
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A fine choice for group sharing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An African-born Canadian who made a splendid debut with his retelling of a Maasai tale (The Orphan Boy, 1991, ALA Notable Book) creates an appealing, apparently original pourquoi story: When drought withers the land, a bat joins the birds in seeking relief and is chosen as emissary. 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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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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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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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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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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OVERSEAS by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2012

"Williams' terrific premise proves impossible to sustain, but with her gift for humor, snappy dialogue and swooning romance, there's plenty to enjoy and the promise of more enjoyable escapism to come in future work."
An engaging romantic debut cheerfully bends the rules to unite soul mates Kate and Julian, separated merely by an ocean, a world war and a century. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Even readers interested in pure escapism will want to know why Vivian's family wasn't interested in discovering the complete truth about Violet's fate prior to Vivian's investigation."
The niece of a scientist missing for 50 years receives a valise that could unlock the mystery of her aunt's 1914 disappearance in Williams' newest romance. Read full book review >

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A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2013

"An elegant if somewhat old-fashioned delayed-gratification seaside romance with a flavor of Daphne du Maurier."
A candidate for this year's big beach read—the period story of a derailed love affair seen through a sequence of summers spent at Seaview, R.I. 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 >