Search Results: "Carmen Bugan"


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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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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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THEY'RE COWS, WE'RE PIGS by Carmen Boullosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Garc°a M†rquez's laurels remain undisturbed. (Author tour)"
They're Cows, We're Pigs ($22.00; May 1997; 192 pp.; 0-8021-1610-8): This first English translation of a popular Mexican author reputedly akin to Garc°a M†rquez is in fact a tedious tale (set mainly in the 17th-century Caribbean) of the life dared and enjoyed by pirates (``pigs'') as compared to the dreary mundane existence endured by ordinary people (``cows''). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Not necessarily uplifting, but often oddly entertaining—certainly more so than Giorgio's Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist (2003), which Aguirre's reminiscences complement."
A sentimental education among anarchists, Trotskyists and Tupamaros. Read full book review >

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King Peso by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A satisfying read with plenty of bad guys and a solid, well-defined heroine."
Emilia Cruz Encinos is back for her fourth outing as Acapulco's only female detective, once again confronting institutionalized corruption while trying to solve a string of murders. 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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CHILD’S PLAY by Carmen Posadas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Clever, aphoristic, even philosophical, but not by any means suspenseful. Best consumed a paragraph at a time, like the I Ching."
Posadas (The Last Resort, 2005, etc.) continues her deconstruction of traditional mystery formulas with this teasing but ultimately juiceless interrogation of a fatal, suspiciously coincidental school accident. Read full book review >

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Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers eager for the series' next installment."
Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first-ever female detective, investigates a police lieutenant's murder and tracks down counterfeit bills in the second installment of Amato's (Made In Acapulco, 2012) mystery series. 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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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 >