Search Results: "Lucia Graves"


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A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Lucia Graves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2000

"Poetic, graceful, and full of hard-won knowledge."
A luminous memoir of an unusual life in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

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MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"The Shadow of the Wind will keep you up nights—and it'll be time well spent. Absolutely marvelous."
The histories of a mysterious book and its enigmatic author are painstakingly disentangled in this yeasty Dickensian romance: a first novel by a Spanish novelist now living in the US. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT PALACE by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers who value mood over all else. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fraternal twins face a frightening destiny in this Indian melodrama set in 1932 Calcutta. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL’S GAME by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2009

"A nice fit with the current craze for learned mysteries and for spooks of both the spying and the spectral kind."
Another delicious supernatural mystery from bestselling Catalan author Zafón (The Shadow of the Wind, 2005). 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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BABY JESUS PAWN SHOP by Lucia Orth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A capable, often graceful novel in which the fiction is subservient to and less powerful than the serious political facts."
The suffering of the Filipino people under the tyrannical Marcos regime is the setting for an impossible love affair in this earnest, at times elegant debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Wrenchingly courageous."
In this powerfully affecting memoir, ex-Christian Scientist Greenhouse tells the story of how her parents' fervent adherence to their religion tore the family irrevocably apart. Read full book review >

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UNCLE BLUBBAFINK’S SERIOUSLY RIDICULOUS STORIES by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But it's hard to imagine an adult able to bear reading it to them. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"OK, so I'm Uncle Blubbafink. Hello already. Read full book review >

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NORMAL by Lucia Nevai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1997

"Some of the shorter pieces beg for development, and settle too readily for cynicism and glibness, but the strongest stories here make it clear that Nevai is a real talent with a ready wit and a steady gaze."
The most agreeable pieces in Nevai's second collection (Star Game, 1987) suggests that social workers rush in where angels fear to tread, which is a welcome view in fiction largely concerned with family dysfunction, alcoholism, divorce, and madness—in short, with families who desperately need help. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2012

"Emotionally unflinching stories of considerable power, wonder and humor."
A prize-winning poet (and MacArthur Fellow grant recipient) extends her literary mastery with a debut story collection. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERATOR by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A true, monstrous success! (Picture book. 5-9)"
A been-there-done-that just-try-to-impress-me boy gets his wish to "be something screamingly scary. / Something fanged and foul and terribly hairy!" Read full book review >