Search Results: "Carlos Acosta"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"A fresh, authentic account of art, adversity and family."
The bittersweet story of a Cuban ballet dancer's rise to international fame. Read full book review >

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PIG'S FOOT by Carlos Acosta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"The pyrotechnics of Acosta's writing would benefit from a more tightly choreographed structure."
Ballet star Acosta's debut novel follows a Cuban family from slavery days to modern Havana. Read full book review >

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A SEASON TO BEE by Carlos Aponte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Little fashion bugs deserve better. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Fashion Week starring insects. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2002

"Lucid and gracious, ably portraying one man's lifelong passion. (b&w photos)"
A middle-aged man cheerfully shares his love of deep-sea fishing. Read full book review >

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AURA by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1965

"Black on black, with all the accoutrements of the classic horror tale, this attains a fatalism that is the fullest realization of fantasy."
A novella by the author of Where the Air is Clear, The Good Conscience, and' The Death of Artemio Cruz finds him at brilliant dark play as he swiftly carries the horror to its proof and inevitable fulfillment. Read full book review >

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EMERSON AMONG THE ECCENTRICS by Carlos Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"Although this group biography is less than the sum of its parts, the parts themselves remain deeply intriguing."
In his final, unfinished work, literary scholar Baker (Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story, 1969, etc.) views an eclectic collection of individuals through the lens of conventional scholarship. Read full book review >

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Love, or The Witches of Windward Circle by Carlos Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A decidedly dark tale for those with funny bones, strong stomachs, and open minds."
Love, lust, and the occult combine in Allende's deliciously humorous debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF DREAMING by Carlos Castañeda
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"The Art of Dozing is more like it."
The eighth—and one hopes the last—book about Castaneda's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus. Read full book review >

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DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Acosta's savvy take on sexist vampire traditions is refreshing even if much of its bracing astringency gets lost in the melodramatic resolution. Young readers won't mind, and all can look forward to the inevitable sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This enjoyable, chick-lit update of undead culture gives vampires and their victims a long-overdue makeover. It's a breath of fresh air in a genre marked by creaky gender relations and unchallenged class stratification. Read full book review >

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THE SHE-HULK DIARIES by Marta Acosta
ROMANCE
Released: June 18, 2013

"A fun, escapist romantic romp with superheroes—who can resist?"
Unassuming yet powerhouse attorney Jennifer Walters and her secret alter ego, the publicity-loving She-Hulk, must learn to coexist and balance their physical and intellectual skills while fighting crime and injustice in the courtroom and on the streets, and possibly reclaiming the love of Jennifer's life. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The rich colors and vivid patterns of Acosta's illustrations echo Latino pottery and design, making this an irresistible package. (Picture book/folklore. 4-10)"
A lovely creation myth from Costa Rica is retold in read-aloud rhythm and illustrated with gorgeous, tropical paintings. Read full book review >