Search Results: "Celia Rivenbark"


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 >

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RUDE BITCHES MAKE ME TIRED by Celia Rivenbark
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Once again, Rivenbark reliably delivers what her fans have come to expect: a self-assured combination of common sense, sharp humor and a dash of Southern charm."
More ribald social input from humor columnist Rivenbark. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Open-minded fans of the crass one-liner will find much to savor, while many readers will discover that a little Rivenbark goes a long way."
Snarky Southern humor essayist and columnist skewers everything from yoga to marriage to eyelashes. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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THE SWEET REVENGE OF CELIA DOOR by Karen Finneyfrock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"Although the story drags in places and the resolution feels forced, girls should sympathize with Celia and Drake and root for their success. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Revenge may be sweet, but the joys of friendship and following your own star prove even sweeter in this engaging, low-key novel about a creative, rebellious youngster. Read full book review >