Search Results: "Marie Arana"


BOOK REVIEW

LIMA NIGHTS by Marie Arana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"Brooding and elegant, much against the grain of lighthearted South American love stories like Mario Vargas Llosa's Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter."
A culturally sensitive, quite grown-up story of love across class and ethnic lines in South America, where such things do not go unnoticed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2003

"A sprawling, addictive addition to a seemingly bottomless category that this month also includes the New York Times anthology Writers on Writing (see below)."
Fat, juicy plums from the Washington Post Book World's long-running "Writing Life" column. Read full book review >

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BOLIVAR by Marie Arana
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"Arana ably captures the brash brilliance of this revered and vilified leader."
Inspired biography of the great Latin American revolutionary, with great depth given to his fulsome ideas. Read full book review >

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CELLOPHANE by Marie Arana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"A pleasure to read."
A debut novel from Washington Post Book World editor Arana (American Chica, 2001) that blends magical realism with matter-of-fact descriptions of things Amazonian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2001

"A rich and compelling personal narrative."
Expressive memoirs of a Peruvian-American girlhood, by the editor of the Washington Post Book World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE CURIE by Isabel Sánchez Vegara
by Isabel Sánchez Vegara, illustrated by Frau Isa, translated by Emma Martinez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 2017

"Like other tributes in the series, adequate fare for cluing newer readers in on some worthy role models. (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
A very first introduction to the great scientist. Read full book review >

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TI MARIE by Valerie Belgrave
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The result is a lush period romance in a troubled tropical paradise."
Racism, revolution and love roil the Caribbean island of Trinidad in this sprawling historical melodrama. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE ANTOINETTE by Antonia Fraser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2001

"Antoinette's story isn't really a tragedy—but Fraser somehow makes it seem like one."
A biography of a queen who never said, as legend has it, "Let them eat cake." Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1996

"A perceptive and informative biography. (b&w illustrations, diagrams, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13+)"
In the Portraits in Science series, an intelligent chronicle of Curie's life, from her struggle to educate herself in Russian-occupied Poland to her successes in France; her pioneering work with her husband; and her troubles and triumphs after his death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"The lack of any documentation and the vague description of specific events cut corners a little too sharply, even for this young audience. (Early reader/biography. 6-8)"
Marie Curie's scientific research revolutionized the world of science while she defied the societal limitations of her day. Read full book review >