Search Results: "Karin N. Mango"


BOOK REVIEW

PORTRAIT OF MIRANDA by Karin N. Mango
FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

"Not bad, but in need of editing. (Fiction. 12+)"
Named for a grandmother whom she knows only through a WW II portrait, Miranda feels overshadowed by the woman's mysterious power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

N by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

"Edwards brilliantly deconstructs the language of race in America, a country and culture he celebrates for its invigorating mix, much like this smart and genre-bending book. (Author tour)"
Edwards's second novel (after Ten Seconds, 1991), a tragic romance with less mystery than the title promises, plays with the conventions of genre literature in order to tell a more profound tale of race, sex, and the meaning of identity in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANGO DELIGHT by Fracaswell Hyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A short and sweet story that will encourage deeper conversations around shame, honesty, and courage. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The unexpected loss of a dear friendship leads to anxiety and ultimately resilience in television writer and producer Hyman's first middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE by Wendy Mass
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"This flaw (not unusual with first novels) aside, here is a quietly unusual and promising offering. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young teen whose world is filled with colors and shapes that no one else sees copes with the universal and competing drives to be unique and to be utterly and totally normal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

N-SPACE by Chris Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2011

"Martin's varied literary structure and assimilation of human emotions, fused with a fast-paced, imaginative storyline and realistic science fiction will leave audiences marveling over Maines' adventures in n-Space."
In Martin's collection of science-fiction stories, Lt. Jana Maines steers merchant ships of the Space Trading Commission through the fourth dimension, known as n-Space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MANGO OPERA by Tom Corcoran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 1998

"But then you'd lose the evocative locations that are this first novel's biggest plus."
Even though he's AIDS-free, sex with Key West photographer Alex Rutledge can be hazardous to your health. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A poignant and powerful book. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
A respectful, unsentimental portrait of a village in Mali, and a moving story of a warm friendship between an American Peace Corps volunteer fresh out of college and a young Malian health worker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK 'N ELEPHANT by Dorit  Leshnick
by Dorit Leshnick, illustrated by Dorit Leshnick, developed by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2011

"Skip this 'Rock' and check out the far superior Zen Shorts and companion books by Jon J Muth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This paradoxically didactic, discordant picture book attempts to introduce children to Zen teachings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROCK 'N' ROLL MOLE by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"It may not be, as Mole says at the end, 'pure platinum,' but it's not too far off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a friend's in need, sometimes it does come down to "Just do it," as one little mole learns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUICK, SLOW, MANGO! by Anik McGrory
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"The attractive pencil-and-watercolor artwork features bright, soft colors and rounded, smiling animals, while the variety of sizes and layouts match and enhance the pace of this simple, utterly charming story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Kidogo, the endearing baby elephant, finds a friend (and a tasty breakfast) in this charming follow-up to his and McGrory's debut, Kidogo (2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EL VOLCÁN by C.L. Levy
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Intriguing characters, intense action and an exotic, exhilarating plot."
This fast-paced military thriller is set in Central America during Cold War-era late 1980s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2006

"Readers will lap up this mouthwatering memoir and hungrily await a sequel."
A beloved food writer recalls her youth through the lens of cuisine. Read full book review >