Search Results: "Carmen Laforet"


BOOK REVIEW

CARMEN by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"A perfect match with Jen Bryant's The Fortune of Carmen Navarro (2010), a prose refresh of the same classic tale, and a great choice for high-school theater productions. (Drama. 13 & up)"
As he did with Swan Lake in Amiri & Odette (2009), Myers takes a classic story and gives it a new twist and fresh voice. Read full book review >

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NADA by Carmen Laforet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Poignant but not outstanding."
Published in 1944, now reissued in a new translation, this influential first novel by prize-winning Spanish author Laforet (1921-2004) describes one hellish year in the life of a young woman. Read full book review >

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SCHOOLING CARMEN by Kathleen Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Energetic story that makes a lot of obvious points, from the author of Skin Deep (not reviewed)."
Can I get some damn mercy down here?Read full book review >

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CARMEN LEARNS ENGLISH by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Muy bueno. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An inventive teacher and a generous helping of internal strength takes Spanish-speaking Carmen over the language barrier when she starts school. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE OF CARMEN NAVARRO by Jen Bryant
FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Perfectly paced and pulsing with Ryan's increasingly desperate obsession, the tale follows the inevitable trajectory of violence and tragedy, and readers will consume the tale in one hungry gulp. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A beautiful green-eyed Gypsy girl with raven-black hair smiles at Ryan Sweeney and gives him a rose as she makes change for his sandwiches at the Quikmart, and it's all downhill for Ryan after that. 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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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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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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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 >