Search Results: "Margarete Dos"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A truly surprising denouement caps a well-told postwar account."
A daughter turns her German mother's harrowing memories of living through the liberation of Berlin into a moving insider's account of the time. Read full book review >

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UNO DOS TRES by Yanitzia Canetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Thoughtfully designed, this will be welcomed by many who already speak the language, are learning or just wish to plunge right in for bilingual storytimes. ¡Que bueno!(Picture book. 2-7)"
A lovely and unencumbered picture book combines with an infectious CD to introduce Spanish through song. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An author's note explains them, defining the Spanish words within the explanations, but there is no guide to pronunciation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Hispanic tradition of the posada (a party and procession) is the structure for this introduction to counting in Spanish and learning a few basic Spanish words about Christmas traditions. Read full book review >

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UNO, DOS, TRES: ONE, TWO, THREE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 1996

"EWSLUGp1991, but in art this stylized, it probably doesn't matter. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another bilingual rhyme from Mora (Listen to the Desert/Oye al Desierto, 1994, etc.), this one a simple one-to-ten counting book featuring two little girls in a Mexican market who are buying birthday presents for their mother. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2009

"The significance of this Hispanic tradition respecting both sides of a child's parentage is well explained in this easily understood example of cultural differences. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the first day in his new school, René's teacher gives everyone a nametag with their first and last names. Read full book review >

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THE SOWING by Steven dos Santos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2014

"Frequently baffling and uneven; only for readers already invested in Lucky. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Following The Culling (2013), Recruit-turned-Imposer trainee Lucian "Lucky" Spark observes the Trials, a yearly competition in which horror-movie-esque situations determine which competitor's loved one dies; his position may be new, but it is still potentially deadly. Read full book review >

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THE CULLING by Steven dos Santos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2013

"Entirely derivative from start to finish, it will probably nonetheless appeal to those still obsessed with the torture genre and stands as a rare dystopia in which gay characters exist. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Lucian "Lucky" Spark has run out of luck; he's been selected as a candidate for the Recruitment, a series of brutal tests designed to be a fast track to military leadership for a few of the most promising individuals of society. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A fresh-thinking historical thriller buoyed by its hero, a man with a spinning moral compass trying to find his truth North."
A scholar doggedly pursues the true story behind one of the world's most famous explorers. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 27, 1937

"These three allied novels forming the trilogy, were written over a considerable span of years, so bringing them together as one is a definite contribution to the Dos Passos picture."
Omnibus volume, at reasonable price, containing The 4 and Parallel, Nineteen Nineteen and The Big Money. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2005

"A defining conflict that still fascinates, explored here by a master of the literary and the political."
Koch (Double Lives: Espionage and the War of Ideas, 1994, etc.) revisits the rude coming-of-age for American intellectuals in a deeply thoughtful, trenchant examination of a literary friendship soured during the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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A Soul Inside Each Stone by John Tripoulas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2016

"Canny, candid poems about ancient and modern-day Greece that soar."
In this debut book, Tripoulas gives readers poetry from the land of the wine-dark sea. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2017

"A welcome new look at Dos Passos and another sad chapter in the life of Hemingway."
The story of the close yet volatile friendship between John Dos Passos and Ernest Hemingway. Read full book review >