Search Results: "Lorena Garcia"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 30, 2011

"Modern Latin recipes ranging from stylish dishes to classic comfort foods in an easy-to-follow format."
Following the opening of two successful Latin-Asian fusion restaurants, lawyer turned chef Garcia takes her rich international culinary background and channels it into her latest venture: a debut cookbook. Read full book review >

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GARCIA by Blair Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1999

"Fine reading on a most curious American life. (Author tour)"
Veteran music writer Blair has fashioned a moving and insightful biography of Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia by focusing on the most important and enduring part of his legacy: his music. Read full book review >

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GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >

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THE WALLS OF PEDRO GARCIA by Kevin McColley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, a thoughtful story, crafted with ingenuity—a promising first. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pedro, 12, prides himself on being a man who's worked on Se§or de Lupe's estate beside his grandfather, Miguel, for six years. Read full book review >

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Good Morning Diego Garcia by Susan Joyce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An intriguing, if oddly drifting, travel/marital drama."
The author recounts her 1975 sail across the Indian Ocean, a turning point in her strange marriage, in this second installment of her memoir series. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SLAVE ESPERANÇA GARCIA WROTE A LETTER by Sonia Rosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Garcia is apparently lost to history aside from her petition, but its very existence marks her as 'truly an unforgettable woman!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
By way of tribute, two admirers spin a tale around a truly rare document: a petition sent by an 18th-century enslaved woman to a Brazilian governor. Read full book review >

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HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS by Julia Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Alvarez manages to bring to attention many of the issues-serious and light-that immigrant families face, portraying them with sensitivity and, at times, an enjoyable, mischievous sense."
Told through the points of view of the four Garcia sisters- Carla, Sandi, Yolanda and Sofia-this perceptive first novel by poet Alvarez tells of a wealthy family exiled from the Dominican Republic after a failed coup, and how the daughters come of age, weathering the cultural and class transitions from privileged Dominicans to New York Hispanic immigrants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTLIGHTS by Lorena Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A winner. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
When a young girl's imagination and creativity are co-opted by a mysterious new friend, she must find a way to regain what is rightfully hers. Read full book review >

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ALEX AND LULU by Lorena Siminovich
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Most younger children aren't likely to be so analytical about their friendships—and those who are may be more convinced by the many better articulated celebrations of differences, from Frog and Toad and Tony Johnston's Alien and Possum on. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Clean lines and muted colors lend a simple charm to Siminovich's flat cartoon illustrations—which compensates, at least in part, for her jackhammer style of lesson delivery. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2013

"An exceptionally well-written journey to make sense of the senseless. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After one life-changing night with her secret crush Andy Cooper, Frenchie Garcia, a cigarette-smoking artist who quotes Dickinson and hangs out in a cemetery, is haunted. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY BABY by Lorena Siminovich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"In both form and content, these two board books beautifully represent baby and grown-up bonding, whether human or animal. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This split-level reading experience is a cozy delight. Read full book review >

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GARDEN by Lorena Siminovich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"The clever book-in-a-book construction, appealing collage illustrations and focus on parent-baby pairs will make this one a favorite for shared reading and individual exploration. (Board book. 1-3)"
Two books in one introduce youngsters to garden critters and their babies. Read full book review >