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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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 >

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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 >

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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RAIN-DROP AND PEEK-A-BOO by Sheryl Marie
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2010

"A personalized picture book best suited for those who really love rabbits."
Sing-song rhymes accompany charming colorful illustrations in this lively twist on a pet adoption book. Read full book review >

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THE CABINET OF WONDERS by Marie Rutkoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2008

"Disappointing. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A refreshingly different fantasy premise falls to pedestrian plotting. Read full book review >

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QUENNU AND THE CAVE BEAR by Marie Day
Released: April 1, 1999

"An explanatory page at the end puts the action into context. (Picture book. 7-11)"
paper 1-895688-87-6 Day uses the prehistoric tale of a young girl coming to terms with her fear of bears to explore the world of cave art. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT STAR by Marie Lu
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Like many a classic antihero's, Adelina's trajectory is both sobering and satisfying. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
The affecting conclusion to the Young Elites trilogy relishes ardent emotion but is never mawkish. Read full book review >

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Pieces Of Me by Josi Marie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2013

"An eventful, flawed story of self-empowerment from a young woman."
A young Rwandese woman in New York City recounts homelessness, luxury and everything in between in this coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >