Search Results: "Leland H. Chambers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ALBANIAN AFFAIRS by Susana Fortes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2006

"Powerful meditation on the destinies of love's outlaws."
Young Albanian poet probes family secrets and uncovers parallels to his own "affair," in Spanish author Fortes's prize-winning novel. Read full book review >

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THE ABSENT SEA by Carlos Franz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2011

"Dark, brilliant and disturbing. Let's hope this first U.S. publication for Chilean novelist Franz will be followed by many more."
What happened in a provincial town during the early days of the Pinochet regime. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF AN INTERNET DON JUAN by Cameron H. Chambers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 19, 2007

"Shallow and drenched in stereotype, these confessions are better left unread."
Disjointed vignettes about finding love on the Internet. Read full book review >

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THE GOURMET CLUB by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

"Not all of this collection matches that high level, but there's more than enough here to enhance Tanizaki's still-substantial reputation."
Six previously untranslated, wickedly warped stories, all but one originally published before 1927, from the acclaimed Japanese master of bizarre and erotic fiction (Quicksand, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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MISSOURI BOY by Leland Myrick
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Short, gleeful and precise."
One artist's mild childhood, told in episodic flashes. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 12, 2009

"Challenging poetry that's well worth the effort."
An exceedingly unique compendium of brief, formal poems by a talented poet. Read full book review >

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THE ROOFTOP ROCKET PARTY by Roland Chambers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Crisp writing, top-notch composition, and exuberant illustrations from blueprint endpaper to blueprint endpaper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Finn's summer visit to "famous rocket scientist" Doctor Gass is a serious and glorious adventure. Read full book review >

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CHASING SPACE YOUNG READERS' EDITION by Leland Melvin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"A detailed picture of astronaut training and work, threaded on a decidedly unusual storyline. (Memoir. 11-14)"
Memoir of an astronaut whose road to space took an unusual twist—through the National Football League. Read full book review >

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HIP by John Leland
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"Codifies underground myths for both academe's cult-studs and the trucker-hat set."
Comprehensive but overwrought account of how American-style coolness became the purported universal ideal. Read full book review >

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VERONICA CHAMBERS
by Jessie Grearson

“Everything changes when you move to a new country. Doctors become cabdrivers. Lawyers become waiters. My mom, who was once a glamorous TV star, became a maid.” Or so Camilla de Valle (Cammi), teen narrator of Veronica Chambers’ YA novel The Go-Between,would have folks believe.

Cammi’s mother, a Mexican telenovela superstar, has chosen to flee her paparazzi-plagued life ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"A frivolous but charming story that accurately presents the antics, motivations and dreams of a very small sector of the diverse Latino juvenile population in South Florida, one that adores pop culture and fashion icons but at the same time remains respectful of conventional family values and traditions—just right as the opener for this Spanish-accented chick-lit series. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A guilty-pleasure page-turner introduces a wealthy and spoiled Cuban-American teenager, Alicia Cruz, 15, whose passion to start her own business will take her and her closest friends, Carmen, Jamie and Gaz, on a roller coaster when she decides to organize Sarita's quinceañera party. Read full book review >

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PLUS by Veronica Chambers
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"Still, Bee's rollicking, name-brand-laden story is fizzy and funny, dissolving like cotton candy but enjoyable along the way. (Fiction. YA)"
This frothy fashion fancy keeps the pages turning despite much implausibility. Read full book review >