Search Results: "Marina Budhos"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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GOOD TO A FAULT by Marina Endicott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2010

"A limpid, witty, humane talent to watch."
Suddenly a surrogate mother of three, spinsterish Clara discovers love and meaning in a Anne Tyler-esque domestic drama. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A compelling story of a powerful woman, a persecuted people, a tortured time and a granddaughter's deep respect for her family."
London journalist Benjamin (Rocket Dreams, 2003, etc.) recounts her return to Baghdad in 2004 to see what remained of the once-thriving Jewish community that had included her own family. Read full book review >

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Barriers to Love by Marina Peralta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An intriguing but strangely unreflective memoir."
Peralta, a Mexican woman now living in Southern California, surveys her romantic past and her struggle to understand herself as a bisexual in this memoir. Read full book review >

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THE VENETIAN BARGAIN by Marina Fiorato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Fiorato (Daughter of Siena, 2011) nimbly weaves cultural, religious, architectural and medical histories into this captivating romance."
In 1576, the bubonic plague ravages the Ottoman Empire. Still stung by his defeat at the Battle of Lepanto, the sultan of Constantinople decides to wield the vicious disease as a weapon against Venice. Read full book review >

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PRISONER OF TEHRAN by Marina Nemat
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"<\b>An important eyewitness account, and a worthy companion volume to Davar Ardalan's My Name Is Iran (Jan. 2007)."
Two harrowing, shame-filled years in Iran's Evin prison. Read full book review >

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KISS & TANGO by Marina Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2005

"Lots of potential, but Palmer doesn't deliver lyricism or insights to match the depths of her beloved dance. The wonderful cover, though, a retro b&w photo oozing restrained eroticism, is sure to catch a browser's eye."
Memoir that reads too much like a first draft about the author's passion for the tango. Read full book review >