Search Results: "Laurel Corona"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAPMAKER'S DAUGHTER by Laurel Corona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"A rich, exhaustively researched portrait of Spanish Jews at the birth of the Inquisition."
Corona's latest historical novel is a sprawling saga of Jewish identity and religious freedom in 15th-century Spain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Appeals equally to the head and the heart—should be of interest to both academic and general readers."
Bart sets the personal story of his parents' involvement in the Lithuanian anti-Nazi resistance against a broad historical backdrop. Read full book review >

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MONSTER, HUMAN, OTHER by Laurel Gale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Only the charm and earnestness of the two heroes and the hint of a peaceful tomorrow will keep readers on track. (Fantasy fiction. 10-12)"
There are several highly developed species precariously sharing our planet, extending real-life current events to a different level. Read full book review >

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THE HOLDOUT by Laurel Osterkamp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Captivating entertainment, like an episode of reality TV."
In this novel, an aimless, 30-something woman cast in a Survivor-style reality show falls for a good-looking operator out to win at any cost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 23, 1996

"A fresh idea, well executed."
``All good writing,'' F. Scott Fitzgerald asserted, is ``swimming underwater and holding your breath.'' The degree to which swimming serves as a metaphor for the act of creation, the ways in which the act of swimming itself liberates the imagination, and the manner in which swimming serves to remove us from the world of everyday concerns, are explored here in 46 stories, poems, and essays. Read full book review >

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CHANCE OF RAIN by Laurel Veil
Released: March 18, 2014

"Though not spectacular, this competent, swift novel would be welcome spring-break fare. "
An undemanding YA thriller heavy on chaste teenage romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"Braitman's gradual accretion of reasons to believe in animal emotional states that we can relate to, including the loopy ones, gives pause and sparks curiosity."
Through experiential and anecdotal evidence, science historian and senior TED fellow Braitman takes measure of the emotional thunderstorms that cramp or even curtail the normal lives of animals. Read full book review >

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Fairy Godmothers Are For Wimps by Laurel Veil
Released: March 4, 2014

"A page-turning tale about an appealing, young narrator suddenly thrust into a magical world."
Life isn't going so great for Haley until she finds out one of her teachers is her fairy godmother. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A CARTEL HIT MAN by Martin  Corona
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2017

"An unusual, self-aggrandizing, ground-level look at the dangerous milieu of Mexican cartels."
Account of a reformed gangster's employment with the Arrelano-Felix Brothers drug cartel. Read full book review >

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THE STONE OF DAVID by Louis Michael Corona
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2013

"An audacious crusade from a hero (and his friends) with chops."
A New Orleans PI faces off against a crime boss and a drug-smuggling ring in Corona's debut crime thriller. Read full book review >

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NIGHT CLASS by Victor P.  Corona
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2017

"Sociology taken to the streets and basements, yielding a well-wrought introduction to a scene little known—and perhaps little imagined—to outsiders."
An engaging, if unlikely, memoir of a scholar by day, club hopper by night. Read full book review >