Search Results: "Cecilia Johansson"


BOOK REVIEW

DIGGER DOG by William Bee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Digger-obsessed children will be enthralled, though others may easily pass on this one-note dog. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Digger Dog is obsessed with finding buried bones, but will he be able to dig up the world's largest? Read full book review >

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TARNISHED BEAUTY by Cecilia Samartin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2008

"Soulful and unsentimental."
Three parallel love stories and a pilgrimage inform Samartin's second novel (Broken Paradise, 2007). Read full book review >

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VIGIL by Cecilia Samartin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2009

"Earnest, but the main characters' saintliness dilutes the drama."
A nun-in-training finds her true calling caring for a dysfunctional Angeleno family in Samartin's determinedly upbeat third novel (Tarnished Beauty, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"This richly rendered but unfocused novel needs more action and less art history to keep readers intrigued."
A coveted painting of the Immaculate Conception connects the lives of women past and present in Velástegui's ambitious debut novel. Read full book review >

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BROKEN PARADISE by Cecilia Samartin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Histrionics aside, an insider account with real teeth."
Pre- and post-revolutionary Cuba as seen through the eyes of a young refugee. Read full book review >

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OYE WHAT I'M GONNA TELL YOU by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"Uneven at times, but when it sparks, it catches fire."
Cuban-Americans grapple with the beauty, boundaries and nuances of their cultural heritage in this irregular, multifaceted new collection from Rodríguez Milanés (Literature and Writing/Univ. of Central Florida; Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles, 2009, etc.).Read full book review >

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CUT ME FREE by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A thriller tracing the evolution of a strong-willed protagonist as she rallies against the demons of her past, dampened by forced romance. (Thriller. 12-18)"
After escaping abuse at the hands of her parents, one girl must fight to save herself and those closest to her from a new threat. Read full book review >

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THE ROW by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A great hook with deeply unsatisfying follow-through.(Mystery. 14-18)"
A girl learns a devastating truth. Read full book review >

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MANIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2015

"Less mystery but more action finishes the trilogy. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This conclusion to the Night Walkers trilogy turns into a shoot-'em-up without abandoning its original paranormal premise. Read full book review >

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PARANOIA by J.R. Johansson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 8, 2014

"A worthy sequel to an imaginative new series. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
This sequel to Insomnia (2013) takes readers further into the minds of the Night Walkers. Read full book review >