Search Results: "Mariana Barrosa"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"The beautiful illustrations are full of the laps and curves of the ocean, the brilliant colors of sea and sky, and the gorgeous reds and dusky browns of fabric, interiors, skin tones, and shells. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A resonant, evocative tale about a lonely woman and the child of the sea who becomes her dearest companion. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"Apprentice work at best, definitely not ready for prime time. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
Amateur production design and underwhelming interactive features only underscore the unusual superficiality of this planetary once-over. Read full book review >

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THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE by Mariana  Enríquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A rich and malcontent stew of stories about the everyday terrors that wait around each new corner."
A dozen eerie, often grotesque short stories set in contemporary Argentina. Read full book review >

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COYOTE HEALER, COYOTE CURANDERO by Mariana Ruybalid
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 26, 2011

"Packed with action and ideas, but stylistically invariable."
Personal and social progress are intertwined in Ruybalid's (A Pattern of Silent Tears, 2011) vision of a dystopian future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1993

"Photographs—not seen)."
A pleasurable ride with aviatrix Gosnell on her leisurely summer odyssey, flying in to out-of-the-way airfields and seeing the US from a fresh perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MBA BUBBLE by Mariana Zanetti
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A well-argued but overlong demonstration of how earning an MBA can be a liability instead of an asset."
Ten years after receiving her master's degree in business administration from a European business school, debut author Zanetti explains why the degree is often ineffective and unnecessary. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, though, there is too much philosophy here and not near enough story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book parable encourages children to ponder the notion of freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOMS OF DARKNESS by Aharon Appelfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2010

"Poignant and tender without being sentimental, the novel achieves its powerful emotive effects through simplicity and understatement—a beautiful read."
An unadorned and heartbreaking tale of a young boy coming of age during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIGH CONSTABLE by Maan Meyers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 1994

"Though veterans of The Kingsbridge Plot will find little enough mystery here, newcomers to the Tonneman saga may find this entry incomprehensible."
It's only 33 years after the last episode in Meyers's Dutch- Jewish Tonneman family chronicles (The Kingsbridge Plot, 1993), and many of the dramatis personae from 1775 are still hanging around, or ready to leap out of unquiet graves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SINGULAR HOSTAGE by Thalassa Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2002

"A colorful muddle not improved by a strained plot."
Newcomer Ali's hand is heavy in concocting the story of a Victorian woman looking for love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL IN THE DARK by Catherine Dain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"But the crystal-clanking, out-of-body experiences, and thought vibrations will tip off even readers whose Ouija board is in the shop."
After her husband Tim is gunned down at an ATM, Mariana Morgan's life falls apart. Read full book review >