Search Results: "Cristina López Barrio"


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THE HOUSE OF IMPOSSIBLE LOVES by Cristina López  Barrio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"A gorgeously spun and deftly told tale."
The Laguna family is cursed. Generation after generation of women fall hopelessly in love and bear only daughters, who, in time, suffer their own hopeless loves. Read full book review >

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THE REALM OF HUNGRY SPIRITS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An entertaining appreciation of one woman's journey, sometimes ribald and funny, sometimes ironic and self-deprecating."
Marina Lucero reads the Dalai Lama, ponders Gandhi and yearns for inner peace. What she has is a challenging and needy family and a demanding and clueless set of friends. Read full book review >

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

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CONFETTI GIRL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Local idioms of Spanish proverbs—dichos—used as chapter headings enlighten both characters and readers. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Apolonia "Lina" Flores loves science and mathematical riddles, playing volleyball and collecting extravagant, romantic and lonely socks. 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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THE GIFTED GABALDÓN SISTERS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An overly ambitious novel that spans decades and covers a century's worth of Fermina's history. The flashbacks may be skipped; the Gabaldón sisters alone offer ample fodder."
Four Latina sisters research their mysterious ancestry. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY WOMAN IN PARIS by Josefina López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2009

"Alternating in tone from sexy to serious, the book is not always successful in melding Canela's different worlds, and some of the flashback passages are awkward, but the cooking scenes feel authentic. Here's hoping López's next effort is even tastier."
In this debut novel from screenwriter López (Real Women Have Curves), a Latina journalist breaks up with her dull fiancé and flees to Paris to enroll in a prestigious cooking school. 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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CALL ME HENRI by Lorraine M. López
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2006

"A must for urban collections. (Fiction. YA)"
With all that Enrique encounters in his barrio—gang beatings, frequent deaths, an abusive, alcoholic stepfather and fellow teens dropping out of school—one would imagine him older than the middle-school student that he is. 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 >