Search Results: "Marina Budhos"


BOOK REVIEW

MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

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TELL US WE'RE HOME by Marina Budhos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 4, 2010

"Keenly necessary. (Fiction. 12-15)"
It's the typical story of middle school BFFs—all immigrants. Read full book review >

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THE PROFESSOR OF LIGHT by Marina Budhos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1999

To paraphrase Henry James, the complex fate of being physically estranged from one's homeland, while simultaneously bound to its culture, is explored with feeling in this intense fictional portrayal of "a funny, in-between family, Indian, Caribbean, English, American." Read full book review >

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WATCHED by Marina Budhos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"While the absence of certainty may frustrate some readers, it also speaks to the underlying takeaway: you can never be sure what others' intentions are, even if you have made it your job to study them. (Thriller. 12-18)"
Naeem, a teenager living in an immigrant neighborhood in Queens, finds his grip on life slipping. Read full book review >

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ASK ME NO QUESTIONS by Marina Budhos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A perceptive peek into the lives of foreigners on the fringe. (endnote) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Illegal immigrant sisters learn a lot about themselves when their family faces deportation in this compelling contemporary drama. Read full book review >

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Released: March 28, 2017

"Captivating, powerful, and thought-provoking. (cast of characters, timeline, authors' note, sources, notes, bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 13-adult)"
This multilayered biography vividly introduces photographers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, setting their careers in the context of the Spanish Civil War, the run-up to World War II, and the birth of modern photojournalism. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

From 1600 to the 1800s, sugar drove the economies of Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa and did more "to reshape the world than any ruler, empire, or war had ever done." Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M. by Janet Fitch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Clearly, a great deal of hard work and passion for the subject went into the writing of this book—but its length may daunt readers."
Coming-of-age in Russia, 1916-19, is seen through the eyes of a young poet. Read full book review >

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THE SILK, THE SHEARS, and MARINA by Irena Vrkljan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A noteworthy addition to the small body of contemporary Croatian writings available in English, and a lyrical study of the form and meaning of biography."
paper 0-8101-1604-9 A Croatian writer intriguingly probes the meaning of the past and its literary rendering through an examination of her own life and that of the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva. Read full book review >

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EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

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THE INN BETWEEN by Marina Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Readers looking for a mystery with heart, humor, and hairy moments will be captivated. (Supernatural fiction. 9-12)"
A haunted hotel seeks new victims in this middle-grade suspense novel. Read full book review >

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THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO by Marina Fiorato
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Despite some awkward POV shifts, the action proceeds briskly, with just enough technical and period detail to sustain interest."
First novel melds the stories of a 17th-century master craftsman and his modern-day descendant. Read full book review >