Search Results: "Mar Pavón"


BOOK REVIEW

CLUCKY AND THE MAGIC KETTLE by Mar Pavón
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"This tale of self-esteem and the challenges of school has some serious logic problems. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A doting mother hen's special stew provides a generous and much-needed serving of community support for her brood. Read full book review >

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MAR Rising by Craig  Brusseau
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Charming characters populate this fast, exuberant genre mashup.
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In this debut YA thriller, a homeless teenager's fortunes change on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. Read full book review >

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VISTA DEL MAR by Neal Snidow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A subtly poignant and lyrical memoir."
An English teacher's debut memoir about how a return to his childhood home in Southern California developed into an unexpected—and unexpectedly profound—excavation of his past. Read full book review >

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THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR by Rufi Thorpe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2014

"A slender, overplotted account of finding emotional peace."
Is Mia's best friend, Lorrie Ann, really a better but unluckier version of Mia herself? That's the question in this debut novel about the journey from girlhood to womanhood. Read full book review >

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"Despite a wishy-washy ending, this has all the requisite angst, heaving chests and body heat to satisfy romance aficionados. McKellar's fans won't be disappointed."
Returning to her MsAdventures at Sea series, McKellar (A Port of No Return, 2006, etc.) delivers another steamy, if formulaic, romance/adventure, sure to rip a few bodices. Read full book review >

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WITCHES OF AMERICA by Alex Mar
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"An enchanting and addictive report shedding much-needed light on a spiritualistic community obfuscated by historical misinterpretation and pop-culture derision."
A self-avowed skeptic investigates the shadowy world of modern witchcraft. Read full book review >

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MY SUNFLOWER by Martin Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"A sunny alternative when it's impractical to go outside and watch real flowers pop up. (Informational pop-up/picture book. 3-5)"
A small seed germinates and grows to a life-size flower in a series of pop-ups. Read full book review >

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PAPER DAUGHTER by M. Elaine Mar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Millions of Americans from diverse cultural backgrounds will find reflections of their own stories in this memoir; many more will find a deeper understanding of the complex relationships upon which our culture is founded."
A funny, sometimes brutally honest, account of one Chinese immigrant's path from the tenements of Hong Kong to the halls of Harvard. Read full book review >

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RIVER OF SORROWS by Libertad Demitropulos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2000

"Argumentative and underimagined."
This 1984 Argentinean novel is both a hymn to the women who support and nourish men who go to war and a tripartite remembrance of the life of 16th-century explorer and revolutionary warrior María Muratore, a Latin American Joan of Arc. Read full book review >

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VERDICT IN THE DESERT by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2016

"Despite quibbles, a fine read that lays bare a less-than-glorious side of America's recent past. Fans of courtroom dramas will enjoy it as will anyone who enjoys a meaningful story."
A detail-rich novel about an Arizona murder trial, prejudice, and American culture in the late 1950s. Read full book review >