Search Results: "Mariano Rivera"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Though a bit scrubbed, Rivera's account offers engaging insight into the thrills and trials of getting the last out of the season. (photos, 'Notes from Mo,' glossary) (Memoir. 10-16)"
Baseball's all-time save leader tells his story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CLOSER by Mariano Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Will be devoured by Yankees loyalists and happily sampled by all baseball fans."
Baseball's greatest relief pitcher reflects on his just-concluded surefire Hall of Fame career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR by Connie Mariano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 22, 2010

"An interesting, behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at the White House."
A memoir by a Navy physician whose patients were U.S. presidents and their families. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMER by Jonathan Rivera
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An old-fashioned fantasy, but younger readers seeking a new world to explore may enjoy its classic feel."
In Rivera's epic debut YA fantasy novel, a group of children faces off against an evil ice queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 27, 2017

"There have been many recent books on the workings of the mind, and while this one doesn't quite stand out with the best of the pack, it rewards readers with many useful insights."
An exploration of recent discoveries in neuroscience and the ways in which we perceive and interpret the world. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LIVE LIKE A VIKING WARRIOR by Anita Ganeri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Bloodthirsty readers may be a little disappointed by these quick stabs at high-interest, if extinct, occupations. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A 10th-century Norwegian jarl's son lays out the training, gear, and attitude requisite for a proper Viking life (and death). Read full book review >

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Carolina Rose by Rafael Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"Despite occasionally florid prose, Rivera's debut is a tightly-woven narrative with vivid settings and characters."
In the American South, a young woman struggles to overcome poverty and abuse and make a better life. Read full book review >

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SORRY NOT SORRY by Naya Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"There's nothing groundbreaking, but the actress comes across as down-to-earth, likable, and humanly fallible."
The former Glee star looks back with amusement and a feisty attitude on a career in modeling and acting. Read full book review >

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KODOKU by William Emery
by William Emery, illustrated by Hanae Rivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"It leaves readers the freedom not only to appreciate the scope of his achievement, but to ponder the courage required to undertake all such private journeys. (Picture book. 8-10)"
A poetically written and illustrated recreation of the voyage of Kenichi Horie, the first (recorded) sailor to cross the Pacific solo. Read full book review >