Search Results: "Camille Noe Pagán"


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THE ART OF FORGETTING by Camille Noe Pagán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"A pleasant but transparent primer on self-esteem."
In an underweight debut, needy Marissa learns to love herself and take control. Read full book review >

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FOREVER IS THE WORST LONG TIME by Camille Pagán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Relationships, both romantic and platonic, are in flux for all of these characters as they struggle to live without regret."
A tale of love and loss, with some unexpected twists along the way. Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS by Camille Yarbrough
Released: Jan. 3, 1989

Angie learns to take pride in her African appearance and heritage. Read full book review >

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THE LITHIUM MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Everything else is old, borrowed, or blue."
When Michael Deramo, a custodian for the Charger Street laboratory, is found garrotted to death shortly after agreeing to accept $100,000 for forgetting an incriminating conversation he overheard about the lab's lithium program, Sgt. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW RABBIT by Camille Garoche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A silent, magical encounter. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Subtle nuances of light and color lend a delicate beauty to the illustrations for this wordless tale of a rescued wild creature who returns the favor. Read full book review >

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THE NITROGEN MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 2005

"Minichino's latest spin through the periodic table is a charmingly wry look at marriage the second, third and fourth time around. If only the plot didn't combust at the end."
Here comes the bride, but where's the groom? Read full book review >

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THE BORIC ACID MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 20, 2002

"Though Minichino (The Beryllium Murder, 2000, etc.) explains complicated scientific scenarios with the simplicity and chumminess of Mr. Wizard, her pace is often slowed by too many red herrings—and too much middle-aged romance."
Plucky Gloria Lamerino, the retired middle-aged physicist who lives upstairs from the Galigani Mortuary in Revere, Mass., doesn't believe her landlord's son John had anything to do with the death of his ex-girlfriend Yolanda, even if the cops have pulled him in. Read full book review >

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MARY MODERN by Camille DeAngelis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2007

"The exposition is cumbersome, and the denouement devolves into slapstick, in DeAngelis's uneven debut."
Geneticist clones her own grandmother. Read full book review >

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BREAK, BLOW, BURN by Camille Paglia
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"An indisputably terrific primer for all students of literature in English."
Cultural guru (Vamps and Tramps, 1994, etc.) and academic prophet (Humanities and Media Studies/Univ. of the Arts) Paglia offers a series of close, brief, and beautifully lucid readings of 43 poems, all written in English and most squarely within the canon. Read full book review >

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THE ASSISTANTS by Camille Perri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"Don't think too hard about this one—just enjoy the sweetness of plotting revenge over cocktails (expensed, of course). You'll feel better after reading, promise."
Attention readers fed up with your jobs: call in sick tomorrow and dive into this debut crackling with the energy of handfuls of underpaid, underappreciated, tired-as-heck assistants hungry for what's owed them. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE THE SCIENTIST IS SQUISHED by Camille Andros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Loads of charm methodically delivered. (Picture book. 6-8)"
How to find the peace and quiet needed for serious research? Use the scientific method! Read full book review >

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THE WIVES OF FRANKIE FERRARO by Camille Marchetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Marchetta, co-writer of Ivana Trump's two novels (Free to Love, 1993, etc.), is far better on her own: Frankie and his strong-willed women defy stereotyping in ways that are unusual for the genre, and the overall message seems genuinely heartfelt."
The plot is practically nonexistent (the title says it all, almost literally), but Marchetta's first solo effort—the story of Frankie Ferraro and the three most significant women in his life—is strangely gripping and unexpectedly satisfying for pulpy romance, perhaps thanks to the author's tight, fast-moving style. Read full book review >