Search Results: "Corwyn Alvarez"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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SHEDDING LIGHT ON CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
by Julie Danielson

An open-ended story about creativity and overcoming fears—a tale that is, at turns, dark and comforting—Nighlights is the writing debut of Colombian illustrator Lorena Alvarez. It’s the story of a young girl named Sandy, who attends a Catholic school. At night, she catches little lights that float around her room, and she turns them into the stuff of her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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BEFORE WE WERE FREE by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"This is a minor quibble with a story that imagines so clearly for American readers the travails of all-too-many Latin nations then and now. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 12-year-old girl bears witness to the Dominican Revolution of 1961 in a powerful first-person narrative. Read full book review >

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HOW TÍA LOLA CAME TO (VISIT) STAY by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Simple, bella, un regalo permenente: simple and beautiful, a gift that will stay. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Renowned Latin American writer Alvarez has created another story about cultural identity, but this time the primary character is 11-year-old Miguel Guzmán. Read full book review >