Search Results: "Maria Venegas"


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BULLETPROOF VEST by Maria Venegas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 17, 2014

"As Venegas portrays him in this stark, tender narrative, Jose is an extremely complicated man—longing for his children's love, beset by regrets and seared by brutality."
A daughter recounts a legacy of violence in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN THE FOREST by Maria Dek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A startling, successful evocation of the natural world and an urgent entreaty for young people to immerse themselves in the outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pale-skinned child crosses a blank, white page into a screen of trees, where "wonders await." Read full book review >

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WILL by Maria Boyd
FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"Still, Will's feelings and relationship struggles are authentic, and the dialogue is crisp when the author pulls her message punches. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Aussie soccer jock and guitar player Will is forced to join the band of his high school's musical as punishment for mooning a bus full of girls. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT AMERICA by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Riveting—and tender. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Testa writes stories told in poems of surpassing beauty, fragility and depth. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1992

"The dreary monograph form of much of the book never quite gels, unfortunately, with Tatar's practical, if undeveloped, popular exhortations. (Thirty illustrations—some seen.)"
Provocative observations on the uses (and misuses) of ``classic'' fairy tales are overwhelmed by academic jargon in this oddly disjointed and disappointing study from Tatar (German Literature/Harvard). Read full book review >

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BEDTIME SHORT STORIES by Maria Davis
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"Easy to read and mildly enjoyable, best for kids learning to read on their own."
A rhyming, songlike book of illustrated short stories for kids to read aloud. Read full book review >

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YOU HAVE THE WRONG MAN by Maria Flook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 1996

"Deeply flawed—and almost as deeply interesting—work from an ambitious writer who's obviously still finding her material and her voice, and who may yet produce much better fiction."
A frustratingly uneven first collection, by the young author of the novels Family Night (1992) and Open Water (1995). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

This copiously illustrated history of America's ``most successful humor magazine'' never takes itself too seriously, despite patches of banal social history and cultural analysis. Read full book review >

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MOTHERLAND by Maria Hummel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Heart-rending and chilling."
Inspired by family letters, Hummel chronicles the existence of an ordinary middle-class German family in the waning days of the Third Reich. Read full book review >

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HAMILTON CASHEW AND THE STORY WEAVERS by Maria Kallinikos
Released: March 14, 2012

"A charming fantasy tale with contemporary elements that may occasionally stretch the limits of credibility."
In Kallinikos' debut YA fantasy novel, an intrepid elf must foil a plot to stop the production of stories. Read full book review >