Search Results: "Cristina De Middel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE AFRONAUTS by Cristina De Middel
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 15, 2013

"Brief but worth lingering on; though the app is wordless and there are only 40 photos, its beguiling imagery is consistently thought-provoking. (Requires iPad 2 and above.)"
An art photographer's striking reimagining of Zambia's unusual effort to launch a space program. Read full book review >

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ORIANA FALLACI by Cristina De Stefano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Fallaci left an enormous body of work, both journalism and fiction, and the future may demand a more definitive assessment of a long and productive career. But for now, this is a superb introduction to the life of an irreplaceable figure."
The great Italian writer gets her due in this short but captivating biography. 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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >