Search Results: "Carolina De Robertis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN by Carolina De Robertis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2009

"Dense and lush, filled with lyrical storytelling."
Miracles, poetry and guerilla fighters march through the 20th century in De Robertis' winning debut, a beautifully wrought novel of Uruguay. Read full book review >

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RADICAL HOPE by Carolina De Robertis
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 2, 2017

"A timely but sometimes overly sentimental anthology of dissident voices."
A diverse group of writers and activists responds to the election of Donald Trump. Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF TANGO by Carolina De Robertis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A conventional up-by-one's-bootstraps tale redeemed by the complex musician at its center."
A woman in drag navigates the man's world of tango music a century ago. Read full book review >

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PERLA by Carolina De Robertis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2012

"An elegantly written and affecting meditation on life in the wake of atrocity."
The ghost of Argentina's Dirty War quite literally haunts a woman whose father supported the junta's brutality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2015

"A solid piece of research that reveals both the strengths and weaknesses of a now-forgotten man who loved a good story and could put a comic spin on important social issues."
A warts-and-all portrait of Harry Golden (1903-1981), founder of the North Carolina newspaper Carolina Israelite.Read full book review >

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CAROLINA MOON by Jill McCorkle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A truly delightful read. (Author tour)"
McCorkle's fifth novel (and sixth book, including a fine collection, Crash Diet, 1992) is a narrative gem that emanates dramatic heat, southern-gothic light, and an uncanny emotional wisdom. Read full book review >

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CAROLINA MAN by Virginia Kantra
ROMANCE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Contemporary romance as warm and gratifying as a perfect day at the beach."
A Marine's world is completely upended when he receives a letter saying he's the guardian of a 10-year-old daughter he never knew about, and the attorney handling the matter feels like the woman he's been waiting for all his life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Captivating, though necessarily speculative."
Sensitive, respectful inquiry into the life of a now-famous slave potter. Read full book review >

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CAROLINA GOLD by Douglas McBriarty
Released: Jan. 9, 1990

A third outing for country-boy Sheriff Pete McPhee—this time out called to the trailer of scared, flaky, jewelry entrepreneur Stacey: her partner Terry is missing, and someone's been skulking around the place. Read full book review >

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CAROLINA HARMONY by Marilyn Taylor McDowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2009

"Although Taylor clearly aims to emphasize the value of the old mountain ways, her nuanced narrative illuminates the value and the potential pitfalls of both modern and mountain culture. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Taylor's impressive debut takes place in the western mountains of 1960s North Carolina, just when modern, legalistic American culture has begun encroaching on the old mountain ways. Read full book review >

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CAROLINA SHOUT! by Alan Schroeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"In his second collaboration with Schroeder (Ragtime Tumpie, 1989) Fuchs creates powerful oil paintings that beautifully celebrate the vitality of Charleston, and masterfully chronicle this vanished piece of African-American life. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An interesting cultural history of African-American street vendors in the preWW II South. Read full book review >