Search Results: "Celia Hawkesworth"


BOOK REVIEW

CELIA by Christelle Vallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Imaginative? Yes. Metaphoric? Yes. Broadly appealing? Probably not, but readers who do respond will probably think it's too bad there aren't any real Celias in the world. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Celia is a listener. Every Sunday, people line up to tell the old woman their problems, and in exchange for her kind service, they each give her a seed. However, this is no gardening tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet, always intelligent and graceful."
A Croatian novelist and essayist (Have a Nice Day: From the Balkan War to the American Dream, 1995) now living in voluntary exile o'erglances the current literary landscape and does not care for the view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLADONNA by Daša Drndic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"An elegant novel of ideas concerning decidedly inelegant topics, empathetic but unforgiving."
A pensive, provocative novel of history, memory, and our endlessly blood-soaked times by one of the foremost writers to have emerged from the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"A noteworthy book, but a disagreeable one."
A rather jaundiced look at American culture by a highly regarded Croatian novelist living in exile. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OYE, CELIA! by Katie Sciurba
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

Sciurba's debut is a tribute to Celia Cruz, the beloved salsa singer and Cuban expatriate. Read full book review >

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CELIA CRUZ by Veronica Chambers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2005

This heartfelt biography celebrates the life of Cuban singer Celia Cruz from her childhood in Havana to her international fame as the Queen of Salsa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRUTH ABOUT CELIA by Kevin Brockmeier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Beautifully composed vignettes about loss and mortality by an emerging author devoted to his craft."
A slender, shimmering first novel in stories totters precariously between fact and fiction in the voice of a grieving father who tries to make sense of his young daughter's disappearance. Read full book review >

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CELIA, A SLAVE by Melton A. McLaurin
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A straightforward and compelling account of one small historical incident that helps to illustrate the complex issues facing pre-Civil War America."
Both a well-told historical narrative about a slave girl sexually exploited by her master, whom she later kills, and a thoughtful examination of the moral tensions that strained the fabric of the antebellum South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Adolescence, zits and all, described with wit and empathy. "
When a teenager acquires a pen-pal and a life, highs and lows alternate as dizzily as adolescent hormone levels in this engaging Australian debut. Read full book review >

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CELIA AND THE SWEET, SWEET WATER by Katherine Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 1998

"Paterson's storytelling makes this a cut above many happily-ever-after tales, and Vagin's use of line in his fine paintings matches the story's style and tone. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paterson (Parzival, p. 60, etc.) presents an original story with the age-old feel of a classic as she conjures up a brave and good-hearted heroine, a curmugeonly canine companion, and an adventurous journey through—where else?—the deep, dark forest. Read full book review >