Search Results: "Laurisa White Reyes"


BOOK REVIEW

ROCK OF IVANORE by Laurisa White Reyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An irascible talking wizard's staff is the only memorable element in this otherwise trite outing. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Another paint-by-numbers quest fantasy that (surprise!) kicks off a series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF EMMA REYES by Emma  Reyes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An unsentimental and inspiring depiction of rising out of atrocious circumstances."
An artist's epistolary girlhood memoir of abandonment, poverty, and survival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Whitcomb adeptly keeps many balls in the air in this artful shell game of suspense."
A restless thriller from Whitcomb, returning with many in the appealing cast from his debut, Black (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE THREE KINGS / EL CASO DE LOS REYES MAGOS by Alidis Vicente
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"A mystery serving as a gateway into Puerto Rican culture, traditions, and panorama, narrated by a one-of-a-kind Latina gumshoe. (Bilingual mystery. 8-12)"
Precocious self-styled Detective Flaca returns, now 11 years old, in a mystery set in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MADRE AND I by Guillermo Reyes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 27, 2010

"A fairly humorless recollection of a hardworking mother, but still an affecting homage to 'the boundlessly life-affirming memory of her.'"
Playwright Reyes (Theater/Arizona State Univ.) casts a grateful eye on the past and his mother's many sacrifices in a strange land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATRICK WHITE: LETTERS by Patrick White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"A literary milestone."
A swarming and copious selection of letters by the Nobel Prizewinning novelist and playwright. ``My life is a series of blunders and recoveries and so it will be, I expect, till the end.'' Described by his biographer Marr (Patrick White: A Life, 1992) as ``a wise man who could be stubbornly wrong,'' White (191290) acquired the epistolary habit at age four or five, never to abandon it for long. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC WHITE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE TEARS by Hari Kunzru
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"A well-turned and innovative tale that cannily connects old-time blues and modern-day minstrelsy."
Record collecting turns dangerous in a smart, time-bending tale about cultural appropriation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE LIGHT by Vanessa Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2015

"A lush, vibrant portrayal of the creative process, a daughter's love, and the unstoppable maelstrom of grief."
A young painter on the verge of success is waylaid by the sudden death of her complicated father in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE MATTER by Janet Sternburg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A vivid and melancholy exploration into the mental illnesses that affected one woman's family and the radical and damaging operations performed to counteract these ailments."
A woman's search for the truth surrounding the two lobotomies performed on family members. Read full book review >