Search Results: "Lucia González"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCIA by Andrea di Robilant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"Occasionally tedious, but the author's meticulous attention to personal detail yields compelling historical character sketches."
A well-composed but substance-thin tale of the author's ancestor and the daughter of a great Venetian family. Read full book review >

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LUCIA, LUCIA by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Silly but romantic stuff, written in a state of never-ending swoon."
More like a big, sloppy wet kiss to Greenwich Village than anything as mundane and unromantic as a novel: Trigiani's fourth (after Milk Glass Moon, 2002, etc.) starts off in extremely unpromising territory but thankfully doesn't stick with it for long. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE/LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS by Lucia González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The collage illustrations incorporate a sepia-toned oil-wash technique to give the pictures an older look. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library was Pura Belpré, still renowned for her storytelling and her books of folktales. Read full book review >

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QUEEN LUCIA by E.F. Benson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"The six Lucia novels form a kind of epic portrait of striving gone mod, and it's good to have them appearing once again."
There is some irony in the fact that Benson, the creator of everything from plays to sober biographies, is best remembered for his series of "Lucia" novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '40s. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Through the worst possible means—his daughter's abduction—a father uncovers a great deal about life and himself in this engrossing work."
A distraught young parent learns a set of valuable lessons by writing letters that his missing child may never read. Read full book review >

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LUCIA AND THE LIGHT by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"In all, a sturdy, satisfying venture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Root's original pourquois tale, Lucia skis up a mountain to find the sun that has abandoned her wintry land. Read full book review >

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THE BELLS OF SANTA LUCIA by Gus Cazzola
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Morgan's broad, soft-edged lines, sunny colors, and bold design are an excellent complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mini-novel of a story set in picturesque time past: Lucinda loves her village's many bells until after her beloved granny, Nonna, dies; Nonna has used a hand bell to call for help, and in her grief Lucinda rejects all bells. Read full book review >

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THE ST. LUCIA ISLAND CLUB by Brent Monahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The mystery poses little challenge for Le Brun (The Manhattan Island Clubs, 2003, etc.) or the reader. But armchair travelers will enjoy the history and lyrical descriptions of St. Lucia, which has become the tourist paradise the planters were hoping for."
A 1910 honeymoon on an exotic island is rudely interrupted by multiple murders. Read full book review >

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A SO-CALLED VACATION by Genaro González
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 31, 2009

"Some food for thought, but Joyce McDonald's Devil on My Heels (2004) or Cynthia DeFelice's Under the Same Sky (2003) presents many of the same issues better. (Fiction. YA)"
González focuses on family relationships in this sketchy tale of a Tejano and his two sons in a migrant labor camp. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A fascinating, enjoyable history, only mired at times by hiccups in the narrative."
Mouat, a member ofthe Council on Foreign Relations and the Academic Council on the United Nations System, presents an insightful if overly long look at the eight United Nations secretaries-general. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY BOY by Rigoberto González
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Too bad the author failed to include an epilogue about his present-day successes (he's a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and an associate professor of English at the Univ. of Illinois)—it could have transformed this cheerless tale into something inspirational."
Poignant, heartfelt memoir of a gay Latino immigrant's coming-of-age, played out against a relentless backdrop of abuse and neglect. Read full book review >