Search Results: "Mario Beauregard"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2012

"Proponents of the author's new-age beliefs will be intrigued; others will be more skeptical."
A neuropsychologist argues that the time has come for "an expanded model of reality" that takes into account the separation of mind and consciousness from the brain. Read full book review >

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SUPER MARIO by Jeff Ryan
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"Late stumbles aside, an effective and entertaining overview of the video-game industry's history and Nintendo's essential role in shaping it."
A gaming journalist retraces Nintendo's unlikely shaping of video-game history through a pudgy Italian plumber named Mario. Read full book review >

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MARIO & BABY GIA by Mario Lopez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A good choice for children with younger siblings and cousins, especially Latinos. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Returning with his second picture book, Lopez (Mud Tacos, 2009) stresses the importance of family. Read full book review >

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MARIO MAKES A MOVE by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"A charming story of friendship, dance moves, artistic fervor and squirrels. (And squirrel facts!) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mario is a squirrel who loves his dance moves, from the "Bowling Ball" to "Twirly Ballet Arms," and his relatives assure him he is amazing. Read full book review >

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THE LONG SILENCE OF MARIO SALVIATI by Etienne van Heerden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Ambitious but diffuse."
Van Heerden offers a lyrical but underpowered interpretation of his country's history as a young woman visits an isolated village that's trapped in the past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Playing Hannah by Eric Beauregard
Released: June 28, 2016

"A performance starring a complex heroine that's not quite worthy of an encore, but good enough to see through to the end."
A teenage girl finds herself by playing other characters in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL VISION, A FOCUSED LIFE by Isadora Beauregard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"Highly recommended for the divorced and for those contemplating or embarking on divorce."
Beauregard's debut memoir recalls an almost unimaginably terrible divorce interwoven with hard-earned advice on how to overcome crushing adversity. Read full book review >

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THE WHALE by Mark Beauregard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Rich in historical detail, this novel explores its themes of creativity and friendship with an unusual intensity that kindles some excesses but goes far to overshadowing them."
The years 1850-1851 are pivotal for Herman Melville, as his newborn relationship with Nathaniel Hawthorne has a crucial influence on Moby-Dick, according to this historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING LAKE GHOSTS by Lynda Beauregard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A weak outing in a worthy series, with camp safety plainly playing second fiddle to science instruction. (glossary, recap, experiments) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-10)"
The latest graphic Summer Camp Science Mystery fills readers in on the ups and downs of acoustics—but not without sounding some sour notes. Read full book review >

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China: The Big Lie? by Mario Cavolo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2014

"A breezy overview of Chinese spending habits that predicts a rosy future for the world's fastest-growing economy."
A commentary on the cash economy of China that intersperses economic discussions with personal asides from Cavolo's (Catalysts to Change, 2013) experiences living and working in the Far East country. Read full book review >

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SHOT IN THE CATHEDRAL by Mario Bencastro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Shot In The Cathedral ($18.95; Sept. 1, 1996; 220 pp.; 1-55885- 164-X): A skillful balance between journalistic reportage and a subjective focus on the lives of ordinary people afflicted by political upheaval distinguishes this otherwise familiar (and somewhat melodramatic) picture of El Salvador under siege in the late 1970s. Read full book review >