Search Results: "Cristina Comencini"


BOOK REVIEW

CRISTINA! by Cristina Saralegui
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 1998

"A half-witted tell-all in the talk-show mode. (Author tour)"
In this gutsy but simple-minded memoir, the 49-year-old host and executive producer of El Show de Cristina, copublisher of the magazine Cristina la Revista, and host of the daily radio program Cristina Opina offers her advice on marriage, child-rearing, racial and sexual discrimination, menopause, and the challenge of growing old. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE NIGHT by Cristina Comencini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"A director and screenwriter as well as a novelist, Comencini is adept at creating an extraordinary portrait of psychologically scarred characters."
Two strangers meet in the Italian Dolomites and are equally attracted to and repelled by each other. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING PAGES by Cristina Comencini
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Uneven drama, but rich in the kind of family insights that play equally well in Peoria or Padua."
An affecting look at the relationship between a father and his youngest daughter—in a first novel that has mystery and charm but that, at moments, seems curiously removed from its own action: it's like reading a story about a story. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Many quotes from Reilly and the king of Swaziland make this quite accessible, inspiring fare. (pronunciation guide, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A contemporary African success story to please all budding conservationists. Read full book review >

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A GOOD IDEA by Cristina Moracho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A discomfiting, gripping mystery with plenty of sharp edges. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A young woman returns for the summer from her mother's in New York City to her dad's house in a small Maine town, intent on uncovering what actually happened to her best friend, who is only officially recognized by the police as missing even though her ex-boyfriend confessed to—but then recanted—having killed her. Read full book review >

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Who Broke The Girl? by Cristina Costantino
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"An odd but often satisfying story, told in an unusual voice."
A lifetime of wandering gradually leads a woman to greater happiness, as revealed in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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KISSING THE SKY by Cristina Olsen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A deftly balanced mélange of word and image to delight both the mind and the eye."
Half poetry, half photography, this new collection is a cannily crafted hybrid. Read full book review >

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ALTHEA AND OLIVER by Cristina Moracho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Mesmerizing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This ain't no fairy tale: This raw coming-of-age novel captures the listless wanderings of teens at loose ends. Read full book review >

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THE DARLINGS by Cristina Alger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A lukewarm financial thriller."
First-time novelist Alger brings previous careers in investment and law to bear in her financial thriller about a prominent Manhattan family of financiers brought down by scandal months after the stock-market crash. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE IN TIMBUKTU by Cristina Kessler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"More irksome than the banal plot, however, are the constant attempts to create African colloquialisms: Readers may grow tired of them 'faster than dust during a harmattan storm' and find themselves 'hungry as a camel four days into the desert' for a reprieve. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Precocious twins, Saharan sandstorms and black-market antiquities are par for the course in this middling adventure story set in Timbuktu, but Kessler somehow breathes new life into recycled themes in this Clive Cussler-esque thriller for teens. Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE YOUR SHOEBOX by Cristina García
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2008

"Although the lessons Yumi learns ring true, the vehicle feels contrived and artificial, which prevents the reader from making an emotional connection. (Fiction. 8-12)"
There are two big themes at work in García's bromidic new book: "Change is hard...but it makes you grow," and, we're all a jumble of identities and experiences. Read full book review >

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THE AGUERO SISTERS by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 1997

"Fluid, graceful, and extremely rewarding: a work of high seriousness and rich detail. (First printing of 50,000)"
A remembrance of things past in which several generations of a Cuban family intersect and collide throughout the ornate and highly polished narrative of novelist Garcia (Dreaming in Cuban, 1992), whose earlier evocations of homeland and exile have been refined to an even greater degree. Read full book review >