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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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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BOOK REPORT for Warcross by Marie Lu

Cover Story: Technicolortastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Absolute Sci-Fi
Bonus Factors:
 Team Tournament, Cat-and-Mouse, Hackers, Easter Eggs
Relationship Status: Game On

Cover Story: Technicolortastic

Sure, I could dissect the issues I have with this cover. (Why do the innards of the title look like a digital ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW I WAS DANGEROUS
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Young Elites (The Young Elites Book 1) by Marie Lu

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: She Says, Mostly
Bonus Factors:
 X-Men, The Dark Side
Relationship Status: I Wanna Be Bad

 

Cover Story: The Sword in the Storm

No doubt about it, this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >