Search Results: "Cari Luna"


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THE REVOLUTION OF EVERY DAY by Cari Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Enlightening and marked by inventive subject matter, intense reflection and stark eloquence."
Luna's debut novel, about the lives of homesteaders who occupy abandoned tenements in New York's Lower East Side, is an unvarnished glimpse into a fringe sector of society during the latter part of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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I AM...ALL THAT IS by Cari
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A profound, sometimes-perplexing collection of writings on alternative approaches to spirituality."
Cari, a yogi, author, and spiritual counselor, has grouped together her reflections on a variety of philosophical and religious subjects. Read full book review >

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RED STORM by Frank Luna
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2011

"An engrossing page-turner, and though some might find its characters a bit too familiar, Luna's penchant for plot twists provide an ultimately satisfying read."
In Luna's science fiction action thriller, a heroic astronaut must rescue his crew and his save his mission from a sinister conspiracy. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Joined here is lively language with exuberant pictures, showing, for example, the three floors of Sara's building in cutaway, or a double-page close-up filled with the food on and company around Sara's kitchen table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Best (Last Licks, p. 297, etc.) offers a perfectly delightful celebration of a really great grandmother. Read full book review >

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CROOKED by Louisa Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"No blue skies here. Cold-bladed realism that 'gets all the little pink muscles moving under [your] skin.' And dialogue to die for."
A second sizzler about marginalized outcasts follows Luna's scalding but artful debut Brave New Girl (not reviewed) and falls in line with this publisher's paperback stable of brilliantly trashy gutter novelists. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare. (Adventure. 8-11)"
In this bilingual book, a young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"A Plimptonesque revel, and one of the most entertaining business books to come around in a long while."
A young journalist breaks into the mostly male world of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and learns a life lesson: "It always surprises me how greedy I really am." Read full book review >

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LIKE SON by Felicia Luna Lemus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Odd but not particularly memorable."
Lemus (Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties, 2003) piles on the melodrama in a gender-bending romance that starts like Howl and ends like a Hallmark card. Read full book review >

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LAST LICKS by Cari Best
Released: March 1, 1999

"Palmisciano's bright illustrations convey the suspense of the tale as well as a view of life in a bustling cityscape. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Best (Top Banana, 1997, etc.) salutes the glory of the ubiquitous pink ball in a story of Annie, a ball-playing enthusiast. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH P. KENNEDY PRESENTS by Cari Beauchamp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"An engrossing, important forgotten chapter in the history of Hollywood and America's premiere political dynasty."
Beauchamp (Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood, 1998, etc.) uncovers the largely untold story of the Kennedy patriarch's adventures in the early days of Hollywood. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE WORLD / YO VEO EL MUNDO by Tom Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A promising premise, marred by too much vocabulary for younger readers. (Bilingual picture book. 2-5)"
Luna's largely interrogative bilingual title barrages preschoolers with vocabulary in seven plotless two-page spreads. Read full book review >