Search Results: "Mariana Barrosa"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Alluring, wordless enchantment. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Many visual stories play out during the night, between the time that a child falls asleep and then awakens. 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 >

BLOG POST

MARIANA ENRÍQUEZ
by Richard Z. Santos

When I told Mariana Enríquez that I enjoyed Things We Lost in the Fire, her debut short story collection, she couldn’t help but laugh.

“ ‘Enjoy’ is not something most people tell me,” Enríquez says. “They usually say they suffer through them.”

She has a point. The title story details an “epidemic” of women burning themselves in bonfires ...


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