Search Results: "Edie Colón"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOD-BYE, HAVANA!  HOLA, NEW YORK! by Edie Colón
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"While it is hardly one-of-a-kind, it's not a bad addition to immigration literature for this audience. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An immigrant tale builds on the author's childhood experiences. Read full book review >

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FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >

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Lost Voices of Egypt by Mfon  Edie
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"A useful academic work for students of Egyptology and linguistics that may have limited appeal for average readers."
A compact, scholarly linguistic study that sets out to prove the connection between modern Nigerian dialects and the language of ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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ORSON BLASTS OFF! by Raúl Colón
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Happily, this pedantic afterthought doesn't sour the sweep and exuberance of Orson's odyssey. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A much-praised illustrator files a Chris Van Allsburg-style flight plan for his first solo outing. Read full book review >

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DRAW! by Raúl Colón
Kirkus Star
by Raúl Colón, illustrated by Raúl Colón
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Young artists, reach for your sketchbooks. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A wordless picture book celebrates the power of art and imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINGDOM OF THE YOUNG by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A penetrating collection that glides among an impressive breadth of storytelling modes with warmth and easy brilliance."
A probing and deeply ruminative cross-genre odyssey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRAWL SPACE by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2005

"Revisionist memories that cheapen the historical record."
Meidav (The Far Field, 2001) crafts a loquacious first-person account by a French Nazi collaborator who makes a bizarre return to the locus of his early guilt and sin. Read full book review >

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THE FAR FIELD by Edie Meidav
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2001

"Meidav provides many of the elements required for a great epic, but her overblown prose, deathly slow pacing, and virtually nonexistent plot undermine whatever pleasures are here."
Maddeningly overwritten debut novel about a middle-aged dilettante who travels to Ceylon, hoping to attain enlightenment for both himself and the idol-worshipping natives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PLACE HE MADE by Edie Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1995

"A graceful tribute to a brief but intense relationship that can only be summed up as true love. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to Yankee Magazine; author tour)"
A sweet and gentle recounting of a love affair that ended in the death from cancer of the author's husband when he was only 40 years old. Read full book review >

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SOLVING THE PUZZLE UNDER THE SEA by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An ideal introduction to a lesser-known scientist and an important understanding about how the Earth works. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Working in a time when women were still unwelcome in her field, Marie Tharp mapped the ocean floor and provided convincing evidence for the previously rejected hypothesis of continental drift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELA AND THE BABY JESUS by Frank McCourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"The same story is also available in an edition targeted at adults, with more sophisticated illustrations by Loren Long. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Pulitzer Prize-winner McCourt offers a sweetly sentimental, longer Christmas story about his mother, Angela, who is anticipating the holiday with her family in the Ireland of a past generation. Read full book review >