Search Results: "Leila Abouzeid"


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THE LAST CHAPTER by Leila Abouzeid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"It needed our souls as well') in which Abouzeid's agenda stifles her narrative."
An awfully earnest coming-of-age novel from the Moroccan author (who writes in Arabic) of The Year of the Elephant (1989). Read full book review >

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A PERFECT PLACE FOR TED by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"But never mind—this humorous story with its lovable protagonist is a keeper nonetheless. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A sweetly illustrated and mostly satisfying picture book about belonging. Read full book review >

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GARY by Leila Rudge
Kirkus Star
by Leila Rudge, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This convivial and gentle story about differences is a needed addition to collections about challenging the norm or upending physical expectations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A racing pigeon who can't fly dreams of travel but ultimately finds—and shares—his own way to adventure. Read full book review >

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NANTUCKET BLUE by Leila Howland
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 7, 2013

"A solid beach read. (Fiction. 15-18)"
A summer-at-the-beach story takes readers to Nantucket. Read full book review >

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MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS by Leila Sales
FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Although overall an enjoyable, light read, there are few surprises, and the pat ending leaves this text feeling flat. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Violet Tunis has always felt like second best, especially when she's around her particularly smart, wealthy and beautiful best friend, Katie, who seems to effortlessly be the best at everything. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND TIME WE MET by Leila Cobo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"The heart of the novel—about a young Colombian girl—shines, but the search for an adoptive mother feels uninspired."
A capable though lackluster second novel from Colombian-American novelist Cobo (Tell Me Something True, 2009) about an American man searching Bogotá for his birthmother. Read full book review >

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SOMERSET by Leila Meacham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Meacham's fans—and she has many—will be glad for this prequel."
Of teary eyes and torn crinoline: an appropriately big Texas saga by homegrown romance maven Meacham (Tumbleweeds, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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LYRICS ALLEY by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"Elegantly written family epic that brings to mind Naguib Mahfouz's The Cairo Trilogy."
A wealthy Muslim family in 1950s Sudan must deal with the challenges—and opportunities—of a changing world. Read full book review >

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TONIGHT THE STREETS ARE OURS by Leila Sales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Despite occasional predictable or contrived moments, Arden's tale is insightful throughout. (Fiction. 12-18)"
"Recklessly loyal" Arden learns that there is such a thing as too much giving. Read full book review >

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CUBA ON THE VERGE by Leila Guerriero
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"An affecting portrait of a country that is awash in poverty, sadness, and uncertainty."
Cuba is on the verge…but of what? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2001

"Philip's family history is alarmingly transporting, and her sense of place so rich you can taste it."
An exquisite rendering of a Hudson Valley family farm, as detailed and colored as a Persian miniature, from Philip (English/Colgate Univ.; The Road Through Miyama, 1989). Read full book review >

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MINARET by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2005

"A low-key, affecting account of one bruised young woman's search for wisdom and solace."
A prize-winning Sudanese writer depicts the appeal of Islam. Read full book review >