Search Results: "María Elena Maggi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT CANOE by María Elena Maggi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although universally known in its Biblical telling, this version proves the universality of culture and story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional tale of the Great Flood gets a New World setting in this interesting retelling. Read full book review >

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THE FORGETTING by Nicole Maggi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Dark reality for sturdy readers. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
After receiving a heart transplant, 17-year-old Georgie finds that the rhythm of her heartbeat is not the only thing that is different. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE WOODS by Nicole Maggi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A satisfying finale. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This final installment of the Twin Willows Trilogy finds the battle between the Benandanti and the Malandanti at a head. Read full book review >

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WINTER FALLS by Nicole Maggi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Readers will eagerly await the next installment in this promising paranormal adventure. (Paranormal adventure. 12-16)"
This first book of a planned trilogy finds 16-year-old Alessia Jacobs living in boring Twin Willows, Maine, where nothing ever happens—that is, until the mysterious Wolfe family arrives in town and Alessia's instantly drawn to their attractive son, Jonah. Read full book review >

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DYING UNFINISHED by María Espinosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A fierce novel that explores the topography of passion and grace."
A lyrical novel that takes place over three generations and that reminds us of the arduousness, and even desolation, of love relationships—between husband and wife, spouse and lover, mother and daughter. Read full book review >

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MY MAMA'S LITTLE RANCH ON THE PAMPAS by María Cristina Brusca
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Endpapers explain the southern hemisphere's seasons and some Argentine terms for foods, dances, etc., with pronunciation; energetic watercolors with angular forms recalling Dirk Zimmer's characters nicely evoke the setting. (Autobiography/Picture book. 4-8)"
In a sequel to On the Pampas (1991), which described a childhood summer on her grandparents' ranch, Brusca relates a year's events on the small ranch her mother purchased to raise cattle, and where the family spent holidays and weekends. Read full book review >

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ESPERANZA'S BOX OF SAINTS by María Amparo Escandón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"It is, nevertheless, smoothly and enjoyably readable throughout: a more than commendable debut. (Author tour)"
An extremely likable first novel that seems destined for high visibility: Escand¢n has prepared both English and Spanish-language versions and has written the script for a film version recently screened at Cannes. Read full book review >

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LONGING by María Espinosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A powerfully written tale of very messy lives, with all their sordid goings-on spotlightedbut with no shading for relief or credibility."
A vivid if overwrought portrait of another emotionally fragile, sensitive young woman who's saved from self- destructiveand often plain dumbbehavior by finding herself. Read full book review >

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THE TIME IN BETWEEN by María Dueñas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Middlebrow and breezy. A perfect beach read, if a touch off-season, unless you're headed for Casablanca and its waters."
"You wore blue. The Germans wore gray." So quoth Humphrey Bogart's character in Casablanca, the tutelary spirit behind bestselling Spanish debut novelist Dueñas' high-minded historical soap. Read full book review >

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A MOUNTAIN OF CRUMBS by Elena Gorokhova
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Articulate, touching and hopeful."
Artful memoir about the angst and joys of growing up behind the Iron Curtain. Read full book review >