Search Results: "Marisa Calin"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Though hamstrung by a depressingly chick-lit-y cover, this total-immersion emotional experience is one readers will both recognize and thoroughly enjoy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A girl in love with the theater tells the story of her first great love in the form of a script. Read full book review >

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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A CIRCLE OF TIME by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"For young teens looking for a good romantic cry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tiresomely perfect heroine travels back in time in a melodramatic fantasy. Read full book review >

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JUST WHO THE HELL IS SHE, ANYWAY? by Marisa Acocella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

She is the contemporary everywoman protagonist of Acocella's comic strip for Mirabella, and this is her graphic and graphical life story. Read full book review >

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NO DIRECTION HOME by Marisa Silver
Released: June 1, 2005

"Heavy on the self-reproach, this questing first novel is all but defeated by its insistence on the difficult duties of parent and child."
Themes of desertion and migration visibly shape a story of family responsibility. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING WICKED’S IN THOSE WOODS by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"At once a perceptive look at how regional differences in American culture can either mesh or clash, and a rippingly good ghost story, this should find a large and eager audience. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Montes makes a strong debut with this multistranded tale of two orphaned Puerto Ricans whose struggle to cope with being transplanted to northern California is considerably complicated by encounters with ghosts and other supernatural phenomena. Read full book review >

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MARY COIN by Marisa Silver
Released: March 7, 2013

"Walker's tacked-on connection to the photograph seems a calculated attempt to add sexual intrigue to what is otherwise a disappointingly plodding account that sheds no new light on either the photographer or her subject."
The fictionalized lives of photographer Dorothea Lange and the Native American farm worker behind her famous Depression-era portrait "Migrant Mother." Read full book review >

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THE GHOST OF ALOHA TOWER by Marisa Dewa
Released: March 15, 2012

"Dewa's simplicity of style, reminiscent of James' The Turn of the Screw, makes for a commendable debut effort."
The ghost of a classical musician haunts a young virtuoso in an unconventional literary romance that raises questions about family, unrequited love, and passion. Read full book review >

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AT THE COPA by Marisa Labozzetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A funny, finely wrought collection."
Emotional upheavals undermine the pedestrian routines of middle-age and senior characters in these engaging stories. Read full book review >

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UNDERWATER by Marisa Reichardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A moving, reflective exploration of grief, trauma, and how individuals find their paths toward resilience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Confined to her apartment for four months by crippling panic attacks, Morgan tries to recuperate from the school shooting she witnessed, but her fear of the world's unpredictable dangers hampers her efforts. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NOTHING by Marisa Silver
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Disappointing and often just kind of gross."
A postmodern fable by the award-winning author of Mary Coin (2013) and The God of War (2008). Read full book review >

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Thieves Never Steal in the Rain by Marisa Labozzetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Warm, often engaging stories about the challenges of five women midway through their lives' journeys."
A collection of short stories about the women in a tightknit family and the sometimes-supernatural difficulties they face. Read full book review >