Search Results: "Corwyn Alvarez"


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THE DOG WALKER by Corwyn Alvarez
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A dark, whimsical adventure that dog-lovers will enjoy."
The life of a young, tormented dog-walker is changed by the people and pets he encounters. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BENNY ALVAREZ by Peter Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"This friendship story will appeal to word nerds and those that tolerate them, and it may even produce some tears under cover of humor. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Benny navigates the treacherous waters of seventh grade with wit and sarcasm. Read full book review >

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NIGHTLIGHTS by Lorena Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A winner. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
When a young girl's imagination and creativity are co-opted by a mysterious new friend, she must find a way to regain what is rightfully hers. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO DECLARE by Julia Alvarez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"A pleasing but not probing foray by the author into herself and others."
The much-praised poet and novelist Alvarez (¤Yo!, 1997; How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, 1991; etc.) offers a set of essays and reminiscences, all previously published in magazines or anthologies. Read full book review >

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A MOST IMPROBABLE JOURNEY by Walter Alvarez
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"The science is impeccable, the history a tad simplistic. An Ascent of Man-like approach to the subject of Big History would be most welcome, but this isn't quite it."
Count yourself lucky that you live on a planet with gravity—and silicon. Read full book review >

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HOW TÍA LOLA ENDED UP STARTING OVER by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fitting farewell to a memorable character. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Alvarez's series of Tía Lola Stories ends with a mystery sure to please fans and attract new readers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2008

"Alvarez brings sheer fun to the explanation of great geological phenomena."
The rocks of central Italy, read with as much care as if Dante had written them. Read full book review >

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SAVING THE WORLD by Julia Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2006

"Alvarez's generosity of vision compensates for the not-altogether-convincing central conceit of her sixth novel."
Keep the faith: That simple message inspires a novelist when she and her husband are taken hostage. Read full book review >

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IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES by Julia Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"As mesmerizing as the Mirabal sisters themselves. (First printing of 40,000; $40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Brimming with warmth and vitality, this new novel by the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) is a paean to the power of female courage. Read full book review >

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DAY OF ATONEMENT by A. Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Slackly plotted—its title, despite Alvarez's best efforts, an empty promise—but still a highly effective mood piece, right down to the appropriately bleak anticlimax."
The sudden death (heart failure brought on, it turns out, by torture) of their generous wheeler-dealer friend Tommy Apple plunges Joe and Judy Constantine into a half-lit world of criminal scams and unscrupulous cops. Read full book review >

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A WEDDING IN HAITI by Julia Alvarez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"A warm, funny and compassionate memoir."
A memoir by acclaimed novelist and poet Alvarez (Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA, 2007, etc.) about her pre- and post-earthquake travels around the island of Hispaniola and the Haitian boy who inspired them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2007

"Might appeal to those who enjoy MTV's My Super Sweet 16."
Bestselling Alvarez (Saving the World, 2006, etc.) uses the phenomenon of Sweet 15 parties for Latina girls to explore issues of…herself. Read full book review >