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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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MARIE CURIE by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will emerge from this account with a new appreciation for both the scientific and social advances made by Curie, whose towering achievements justly earn her a place among the 'Giants.' (bibliography, web resources, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Krull presents another top-notch scientific biography in the outstanding Giants of Science series. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Leonard Everett Fisher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Fisher succeeds. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7-11)"
By focusing on the shadows of the world in which Marie Curie lived, Fisher's (Kinderdike, 1994, etc.) striking black-and-white illustrations powerfully convey the obstacles that Curie faced even as she was being celebrated for her work on the discovery and isolation of pure radium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIE, DANCING by Carolyn Meyer
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Her modeling leads to a fascination with Degas' art and that of Mary Cassatt, a friend of Degas, while her love interests and her unwillingness to become a mistress of a rich man add flavor to the tale. (Fiction 12+)"
The Paris of Degas and the Impressionists was a vibrant and exciting time of artistic accomplishment. Read full book review >