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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TITANS by Leila Meacham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"Emotions bubble up to the surface, but Meacham doesn't quite drill to the source, making an impressive dig into turn-of-the-century Texas come up empty."
Lies, betrayal, and black gold seep through this epic saga of separated fraternal twins who are reunited at the dawn of the oil boom in early 1900s Texas. Read full book review >