Search Results: "Denise Chávez"


BOOK REVIEW

FACE OF AN ANGEL by Denise Chávez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Shoots out lots of sparks, but nothing ignites. (First printing of 25,000; author tour)"
Soveida, the Mexican-American waitress narrating this unruly first novel, has such an enchanting voice and so willingly reveals all that it takes a while to catch on that she is never going to get to the point. Read full book review >

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THE KING AND QUEEN OF COMEZÓN by Denise Chávez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2014

"A haunting book from a novelist (Loving Pedro Infant, 2001, etc.)who inspires us to appreciate what we have before it is gone."
Chávez's new novel is the sprawling tale of Comezón, a New Mexico border town. The book is anchored by the aging master of ceremonies of the town's yearly fiesta, Arnulfo Olivárez, as he regretfully looks back on his life.
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LOVING PEDRO INFANTE by Denise Chávez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2001

"Not much story here, but the vivid characterizations and highly sensual style more than make up for it. Chavez's heroine is passionate, foolish, and wonderfully human."
Funny, raunchy novel from the author of American Book Award-winner Face of an Angel (1994), this is about lonely women in a dusty bordertown. Read full book review >

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DENISE LEVERTOV by Dana Greene
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"This compelling study deftly blends personal details with consideration of the poet's craft."
A major poet of the 20th century receives her first biography. Read full book review >

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HUGO CHÁVEZ by Cristina Marcano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Admirable search for the facts and insight that are often swamped in Chavez's turbulent wake."
Thorough, thoughtful biography of Venezuela's controversial leftist president. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Ch†vez skillfully shows the upside and downside to each argument and each outcome, and her ability to turn the subject of a plebiscite into a compelling, widely relevant, and instructive study is admirable."
paper 0-520-21344-0 A strong yet impartial look at the beginning of the end of affirmative action in the US, by a self-proclaimed recipient of its benefits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

5 LITTLE DUCKS by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Packed with personality and charm, these five ducklings will waddle their ways into the hearts of readers and listeners. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A traditional rhyme serves as the basis for an adaptation with an expanded worldview. Read full book review >

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GO, SHAPES, GO! by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"The title will surely inspire children to create and deconstruct their own geometric dramas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fleming's signature pulp-painted backgrounds set the stage for a performance featuring an assemblage of shapes; created from patterned handmade papers, the forms are choreographed in their activity by a madcap mouse on wheels. Read full book review >

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UNDERGROUND by Denise Fleming
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Validation for every kid who's ever picked up a trowel to explore the wonders underground. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The earth beneath children's feet is teeming with activity if only they look. Read full book review >

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TIME TO SLEEP by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A perfect fit for the audience. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A well-wrought bedtime book from Fleming (Where Once There Was a Wood, 1996, etc.), who sends little ones cheerfully off to their dreams. Read full book review >

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COUNT! by Denise Fleming
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Fashioned with care, intelligence, and artistry—a delight. (Picture book. 0-8)"
The substance here is traditional—numbers from one to ten introduced with animals to count; the idea extended with tens to 50—but the presentation is outstanding. Read full book review >