Search Results: "Marisa Lewis"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEOPARD BOY by Julia Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Unique and refreshing; a book about the Arab world that isn't about war or oil. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When goatherd Khalid loses a kid high in Oman's mountains, he discovers the hidden home of an old man who introduces him to animals who lived there long ago and helps him find surviving leopards, spoiling the boy's uncle's plans to sell the land. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DRENCHED by Marisa Matarazzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2010

"Offbeat and freaky, but a weirdly attractive debut."
Surrealism and eroticism tinge ten stories about love in its various guises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOD OF WAR by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"Finely wrought characters and an illuminating portrait of the secret world of autism makes for a powerful, often tragic tale."
A stunning second novel from Silver (No Direction Home, 2005, etc.): the coming-of-age tale of a boy growing up in the California desert with his autistic brother. Read full book review >