Search Results: "Carmen Bredeson"


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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

This liberally illustrated survival tale makes reading as compelling as any of the recent accounts of Ernest Shackleton's contemporaneous ventures. Read full book review >

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GUS GRISSOM by Carmen Bredeson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

The ill-fated life of astronaut Virgil ``Gus'' Grissom is recounted in this latest entry to the Countdown to Space series aimed at less proficient readers. Read full book review >

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LEAVING TABASCO by Carmen Boullosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Vivid but incoherent."
A coming-of-ager set in a small Mexican town, from the author of They're Cows, We're Pigs (1997). Read full book review >

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AWAKENING MACBETH by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2016

"A suspenseful, page-turning paranormal romance."
An academic at the University of Virginia confronts her father's death and a supernatural threat in this novel by Amato (King Peso, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROMANCE
Released: April 23, 2013

"A fresh historical setting and a fun, if improbable, premise make for a comforting read featuring a couple worth rooting for from their first dagger-point meeting."
Set among princes and pretenders in 15th-century Europe, Caine's (The Bedeviled Heart, 2011, etc.) third volume in the Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance series pairs a dashing spy with a reluctant assassin. Read full book review >

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BURYING THE TYPEWRITER by Carmen Bugan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"Balancing what the child experienced then, which was frequently devastating, with what the author knows now might have resulted in even richer revelation."
A memoir of repression in Romania from a child's perspective, focusing on familial sacrifice rather than political ideals. Read full book review >

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NEVER TOO REAL by Carmen Rita
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Just in time for a beach read—or a guilty pleasure in a deserted boardroom."
Friendship steadies four powerful women, all seeking to support each other through personal and professional trials. Read full book review >

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THE BOX OF HOLES by Carmen Gil
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Disappointing and odd. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A wordy, rambling story with an arbitrary conclusion. Read full book review >

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BROWNIE GROUNDHOG AND THE WINTRY SURPRISE by Susan Blackaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Quirky, quiet, clever. Watch for more seasonal adventures from this tantalizing trio. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this sequel to Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox (2011), the two pals meet a new friend, Bunny, and together, the three animals enjoy a winter celebration. Read full book review >

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BEARS MAKE THE BEST READING BUDDIES by Carmen Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Children will surely want their own large brown reading buddies after listening to this book about the joys and challenges of reading. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dogs (and other children) are often used as reading buddies in schools and libraries, but bears may seem a bit unusual in that role. Read full book review >

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VARIABLE CLOUD by Carmen Martín Gaite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 1996

"This ambitious 1992 novel from one of Spain's leading writers (now translated into English for the first time) was a major success in Gaite's homeland, but may find a relatively lukewarm response in a culture where feisty criticisms of lamebrained machismo are not a novelty."
Variable Cloud ($24.00; Jul. 18, 1996; 374 pp.; 1-86046-061-5): A chronicle of female friendship, expressed largely through an exhaustive exchange of letters between two women who resume their long-dormant intimacy when each must grapple with the demons of middle age and unravelling relationships. Read full book review >