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

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

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 >

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INCRIMINATED by M.G. Reyes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 24, 2016

"The juxtaposition of rounded characters with outrageous situations gives readers just enough of a base to stand on before the story runs off with them. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Six legally emancipated, culturally and racially diverse teens share a luxury house in Venice Beach, but the once-tightknit group is drifting apart, and their only hope for coming together is breaking through the multiple lies, coverups, and conspiracies twisting through their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1995

"The Butcher,'' the second, decidedly unerotic novella seems like a case of false advertising."
Two novellas—one torrid, the other patently inane—mark the American debut of a bestselling French sensation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE HOUSES by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Bloom elevates this addition to the secret-lives-of-the-Roosevelts genre through elegant prose and by making Lorena Hickok a character engrossing enough to steal center stage from Eleanor Roosevelt."
From the prolific Bloom, whose novels and short stories have often explored the complexity of sexuality and gender (Lucky Us, 2014, etc.), a bio-fiction about the romance between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok told from Hickok's perspective. 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 >