Search Results: "Carmen L. Cozza"


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TRUE BLUE by Carmen L. Cozza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Coach Cozza's story and his modest and paternal way of developing student-athletes can also serve as a blueprint for all college coaches."
A beloved career college football coach reflects back on his coaching years in this endearing and modest autobiography. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1991

"Offbeat, provocative, well crafted. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Old Agatha, proprietor of a lovely little shop that sells her spinning and weaving, harbors an affectionate brood of cats and enjoys offering children explanations about where things come from, describing the likes of silkworms and cotton bolls. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >