Search Results: "Berta Serrano"


BOOK REVIEW

JANE DOE by Berta Briones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2014

"A thinly disguised advertisement for the author's business. Buyer beware."
In this fictionalized case study, a woman goes to the Medical Rejuvenation Institute to improve her recovery after breast cancer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An inventive introduction to a fascinating historical figure. (map, chronology, glossary, sources and further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Another collaborative effort by the team that created The Poet King of Tezcoco: A Great Leader of Ancient Mexico (2007) chronicles the life of a controversial figure in pre-colonial Mesoamerica. Read full book review >

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Jane Doe : Gutted by Berta Briones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2014

"A cautionary tale about traditional medicine that's heavy on advice but short on storytelling."
A former attorney discovers her current dementia is linked to past multiple surgeries and a lifetime of poor nutrition in Briones' (Jane Doe Overdose, 2015, etc.) novella, part of a series steeped in science.Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA LOPEZ by Berta Platas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Berta's (Friday Night Chicas, not reviewed) Latin-flavored chick-lit leaves no cliché unused."
A Latina's hope for love and success is hampered by an obligation to look after her party-girl stepsisters. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 18, 2017

"A skimpy take on defective relationships."
This debut self-help work aims to aid readers who give all their attention, understanding, and love to male partners who fail to reciprocate. Read full book review >

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Jane Doe Jr.  by Berta Briones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A slapdash attempt to address the very serious issues of gender identity and teen suicide."
A transgender teen, born as Mark but determined to live as Samantha, struggles for acceptance from her peers and family in this novella. Read full book review >

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JANE DOE by Berta Briones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"While scattered and unevenly delivered, Briones' ambitious amalgam of medical reference and fiction provides a hopeful glimpse into the possibilities of battling cancer with preventative, complementary medicine."
A cancer diagnosis and treatment primer packaged within an entertaining novella. Read full book review >

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Jane Doe Overdose by Berta Briones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2015

"Addiction is complex; this story is not."
A heroin addict swings from rock bottom to stable in this novella. Read full book review >

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A CHRISTMAS TREE FOR LYDIA by Elizabeth Enright
Released: Nov. 15, 1951

"For Lydia it is supremely satisfying- and even Eddy and his chum get a thrill out of feeling as though they were 'camping out' in a grove."
Slim in substance, slim in size, this "stocking book" to be used instead of a Christmas card. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2007

Equally accomplished in war, letters and (relatively) compassionate government, a strong ally of the Aztec Empire and a ruler who turned the city-state of Tezcoco (more often spelled Texcoco) into the Athens of pre-Conquest Mexico, Nezahualcóyotl is a historical figure whose name is well worth learning to pronounce. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Western history buffs will enjoy this entertaining but middling account, burrs under the saddle and all."
The story of an inspired stunt on the part of Buffalo Bill Cody, who organized a horse race from Nebraska to Chicago, the winner claiming his prize in the arena at Cody's Wild West Show right next door to the world-changing Columbian Exposition of 1893. Read full book review >