Search Results: "Mannie Garcia"


BOOK REVIEW

CATCHING THE FIRE by Mary E. Lyons
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Even without it, readers will come away with respect for hard work combined with creative pursuits, and will surely never look at wrought iron the same way again. (notes, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Vivid details about the life of a hardworking blacksmith artist will inspire readers in this engrossing biography from the author of Painting Dreams (1996), etc. The poor, industrious descendant of a slave, Philip Simmons was captivated by the men who fired up iron and bashed it into form. Read full book review >

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TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. Read full book review >

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MATCHSTICK MEN by Eric Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2002

"Great grifter dialogue, loopy dupes, and world-class conniving—not to mention more twists than a corkscrew and a truly poignant character in Roy, soon to be played by Nicolas Cage in the forthcoming Ridley Scott film."
Garcia, whose loony imagination previously conjured up herb-eating dinosaur private eyes (Casual Rex, 2001, etc.), now produces a pair of foible-rich bunco artists. Read full book review >

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WHITE LIGHT by Vanessa Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2015

"A lush, vibrant portrayal of the creative process, a daughter's love, and the unstoppable maelstrom of grief."
A young painter on the verge of success is waylaid by the sudden death of her complicated father in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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Swarm by Guy Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2016

"A white-hot ingot of daring, disciplined storytelling that focuses on a dangerous military project."
A sci-fi thriller explores stolen technology and a hacktivist determined to guide humanity's evolution. Read full book review >

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ANONYMOUS REX by Eric Garcia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A sequel is in the works."
Not many people know this, but dinosaurs only faked their extinction millions of years ago. Read full book review >

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HOT AND SWEATY REX by Eric Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"Garcia (Casual Rex, 2001, etc.) is brutally funny, paying wacky homage to noir conventions while spoofing mafiosi loyalties, AA principles, race relations, and double-agent double-dealings."
Forget the Hatfields and the McCoys, the Gambinos, the Colombos, the Genoveses. The Velociraptors are battling the Hadrosaurs for control of Miami. Read full book review >

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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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CASSANDRA FRENCH’S FINISHING SCHOOL FOR BOYS by Eric Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Bridget Jones with a chainsaw: don't be surprised if this is one of the more popular beach-reads of the summer."
Sick of all those losers you've been dating? Send them to Cassandra's: she'll have them shaped up in no time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"Meticulous and timely, but the story of the movement falls just short of moving readers' emotions."
A thorough history of the rise and fall of Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers labor union. Read full book review >

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THE DRIVEN ORGANIZATION by Omar Garcia
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A compelling road map for creating workplaces driven by engagement rather than earnings, with happier workers and more sustainable outcomes."
A guidebook for business leaders who want their organizations to be guided by more than just financial gains. Read full book review >

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UNBREAKABLE by Kami Garcia
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"This vivid, thoroughly imagined paranormal world will draw readers into its icy realm. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
In a fast-paced series opener, Kennedy Waters encounters a ghost, loses her mother and meets a love interest—all in the first few pages. Read full book review >