Search Results: "Cristina Kadmon"


BOOK REVIEW

ALEX DID IT! by Udo Weigelt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A playful tale of mischief and redemption with universal appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trio of rascally bunnies discovers the illicit benefits of deceit and turns their forest topsy-turvy. Read full book review >

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BEAR’S LAST JOURNEY by Udo Weigelt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Simon Puttock's A Story for Hippo, illustrated by Alison Bartlett (2001) treats the topic in a similar, but less visually confusing, way. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An old bear bids goodbye to his dismayed animal friends, then, after a brief conversation with a young fox about dying and the possibility of heaven, quietly passes away. 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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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 >

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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 >

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 17, 1995

"One wonders what he'd make of Dostoevsky's Last Night."
A sluggish, underimagined short novelthe first work to appear in English by a Uruguayan writer now living in Spaininvokes the image of the great Russian novelist as a precursor of the blasÇ journalist whose gambling obsession is its surface subject. Read full book review >