Search Results: "Leila Cobo"


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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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TELL ME SOMETHING TRUE by Leila Cobo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A soapy melodrama with poetic aspirations."
In this indulgent romantic debut, half-American, half Colombian Gabriella discovers she and her mother share a taste for forbidden men. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD THROUGH MIYAMA by Leila Philip
Released: April 27, 1989

A young American woman's simple, elegant account of two years as a Japanese potter's apprentice and as a blonde, blue-eyed gaijin (foreigner) in a traditional village. Read full book review >

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ROSES by Leila Meacham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2010

"A suitably long and intermittently engaging descendant of such Southern-fried epics as Gone with the Wind and Giant—just the thing for genre fans with time to spare."
The Wars of the Roses relocate to America as a struggle between the Toliver and Warwick families, descended respectively from the houses of Lancaster and York. Read full book review >

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TUMBLEWEEDS by Leila Meacham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"Though full of groaners—'It was a drive down memory lane'—Meacham's latest is of a piece with her past work, and sure to find an eager audience among romance buffs."
A topical soap opera from bestselling novelist Meacham (Roses, 2010, etc.), set on the familiar turf of small-town Texas. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATOR by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A strikingly poised, cherishable novel."
A consideration of grief and love interrupted. Read full book review >

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A BORDER PASSAGE by Leila Ahmed
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A beautiful tale that is a celebration not only of women and the author's native country (with all its flaws), but also of intellectual flowering."
A lucid and luminous evocation of growing up in a whirlpool of cultures and the rewarding struggle of sorting it all out. Read full book review >

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DIAMONDS & DECEIT by Leila Rasheed
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Add this to the list of recommended reading for Downton Abbey enthusiasts. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
More scheming servants and conniving debutantes at Somerton. Read full book review >

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THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Pulsates with hope for all the misfits. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Elise Dembowski is a chronic overachiever. Her project for sophomore year is to finally fit in. When this fails and Elise discovers that she is still the same as she's always been, she makes a desperate decision—a suicide attempt—that ostracizes her even further. Read full book review >

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PAST PERFECT by Leila Sales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Hilarious costumed hijinks in the spirit of Meg Cabot. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Ex-boyfriend angst, new-boyfriend jitters and best-friend snits are a heck of a lot funnier when they take place at a historical-reenactment village. Read full book review >

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ONCE WAS A TIME by Leila Sales
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Rewarding and uplifting. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The friendship of two 10-year-old English girls is tested when one travels through a portal to the future. Read full book review >

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THE KINDNESS OF ENEMIES by Leila Aboulela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A pleasurable and engaging read for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction."
The award-winning author of Lyrics Alley (2011) and The Translator (2006) explores the role of old conflicts in the rise of modern extremism—and in the struggle against it.Read full book review >