Search Results: "Liza Monroy"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"An accessible if slightly self-indulgent account showing the complexity of immigrating to the U.S. alongside semiprofound reflections on the meaning of marriage."
The story of a young writer who married her best friend to save them both. Read full book review >

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MEXICAN HIGH by Liza Monroy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2008

"Teen angst south-of-the-border: Monroy's debut is most notable for its pungent characterization of Mexico City, where political assassinations and bribery are commonplace in a 12th grader's life."
A bright teenager whose free-spirited Foreign Service worker mother is transferred to Mexico City spends a momentous senior year struggling to find herself at an elite private school. Read full book review >

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SEEING AS YOUR SHOES ARE SOON TO BE ON FIRE by Liza Monroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An uneven collection in which the author shows that it's time to move on from mom."
A mother's monitoring becomes helpful but overwhelming as the author travels a rockier road than most toward domestic bliss. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING? by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nevertheless, the book captures some of the initial excitement of emergent literacy against a setting too-little seen in North American children's books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young boy discovers the possibilities of reading on his first day of school. Read full book review >

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WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT? by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"An energetic, simple exploration of food's journey from farm to table for today's young locavores. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
Chepito, an inquisitive little boy, wanders around his agricultural community posing the titular question to the various people he encounters, all laborers involved in food production. Read full book review >

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BE A BABY by Sarah Withrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Multiple read alouds will surely be welcomed. (Picture book. 6-18 months)"
This original lyrical homage to a baby offers metaphorical images for each kind of mood or action an infant might experience in her very young life. Read full book review >

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DISCOVERING AMERICA by Liza Wieland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1994

"Well-crafted and original—a welcome short-story debut."
In spite of an innocuous title, Wieland (The Names of the Lost, 1992) employs rich shapes and colors, finely hewed thematic details, and a heart full of a rebel's sympathy in the ten long stories collected here. Read full book review >

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PLAYING BOTTICELLI by Liza Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Sharp, likable, and nicely paceded: Nelson writes with a light touch and a sharp eye."
A rambling and good-natured debut novel that follows a young woman as she takes to the road in search of the father she never knew. Read full book review >

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MUSCLEBOUND by Liza Cody
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

Down but not out, that's Eva Wylie, the erstwhile London Lassassin who's been barred from wrestling because she had too much pride in her work to wear the ridiculous getup the omnipotent promoter Daddy (``Dirty'') Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE RAINBOW by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Though children will probably move on from it quickly, it will definitely help them on their ways. (Early reader. 4-7)"
This early-reader riff on cumulative folk tales features a girl in pursuit of the end of a rainbow who discovers there's no pot of gold. Read full book review >

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A HIPPO IN OUR YARD by Liza Donnelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"'I told you!' Ah...words of gratification. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Donnelly, a cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, brings her twisty imagination to strange happenings in Sally's backyard. Read full book review >