Search Results: "Cristina Comencini"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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DREAMS OF SIGNIFICANT GIRLS by Cristina García
FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"The epilogue ties things up nicely though, making the journey worth taking. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Three girls with completely different styles, interests and upbringings initially clash during a ritzy summer boarding-school program in Switzerland before becoming the best of friends. Read full book review >

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LIVING IN SECRET by Cristina Salat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Even so, crafted with insight and skill. (Fiction. 11-14)"
After six years in her father's custody, Amelia, 12, escapes through a window at three a.m. to live with Mom and Janey, whose lesbian bond is in its ninth year. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Her version of the facts is refreshing. (Author tour)"
Journalist Rathbone, who has written for the New York Daily News and the Miami Herald, spent a year observing life in a New York City public high school—and found herself in deeper than she'd expected. Read full book review >

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MESSAGE FROM ELENA by Ray Cristina
Released: April 29, 2009

"An intriguing premise that starts strong, only to be watered down by weak characters and a lack of intensity."
In this historical novel, a young man doesn't realize how intertwined his life is with his boss's until he makes a fateful promise to him. Read full book review >

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THE LADY MATADOR’S HOTEL by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Six brightly located characters in search of more than synchronicity."
Six characters in an unnamed tropical city consider matters of life and death, sex and politics, in a brief, intense, imperfectly resolved chronicle of overlapping destinies. Read full book review >

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COME TOGETHER, FALL APART by Cristina Henríquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2006

"Stories redolent of innocent attachment tempered by obdurate experience—compassionate, tender and fresh."
Eight stories and a novella set in Panama introduce a dazzling new talent. Read full book review >