Search Results: "Carolina De Robertis"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Certainly not a book for mainstream America, but invaluable for scholars and historians interested the real picture of rural Brazilian life in the 1920s."
An evocative portrait of a childhood of abject poverty, by one of Brazil's bestselling authors. Read full book review >

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BLOODY WATERS by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"A talent worth watching."
A first novel, set in Miami's upper-class Cuban community, featuring private eye Lupe Solano, daughter of rich ÇmigrÇs, who shares her cottage office with muscle-freak cousin Leonardo. Read full book review >

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BABIES CAN SLEEP ANYWHERE by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Yes, babies can indeed sleep anywhere, and perhaps this book is the way to get them there. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wheeler and Búzio contrast the resting places of animals with those of human babies. Read full book review >

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HAVANA HEAT by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Miraculously, Lupe (A Miracle in Paradise, 1998, etc.) does manage to tie up most of the loose ends, even though the perilous Cuban expedition seems to take less time than one of those opulent lunches. (Author tour)"
Ever since 1935, the seven medieval tapestries comprising The Hunt for the Unicorn have decorated the walls of the Cloisters in New York. Read full book review >

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BLOODY SHAME by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1997

"But the chaotic plot, with its excess of paper-thin characters, may lose readers long before the finish. (Film rights to dePasse Entertainment; Mystery Guild alternate selection)"
A second foray into the world of Cuban Miami with p.i. Read full book review >

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CRUNCH! by Carolina Rabei
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Funny dialogue and an appealing character can't quite mitigate weakness in plotting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pampered guinea pig named Crunch confronts his privilege. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Mora's illustrations add a refreshing touch, effectively breaking up the text in this appealing introduction. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Mickey Rangel, a sweet, intuitive and smart fifth-grade student, faces the challenges of his first case as an amateur detective: the theft of an elegant pen, engraved with the White House logo and the President's signature, a gift to classmate Eddy from his senator father. Read full book review >