Search Results: "Marisa de los Santos"


BOOK REVIEW

FALLING TOGETHER by Marisa de los Santos
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Adept at creating romantic fiction for women who want to think they are above romantic fiction, de los Santos offers ever-so-sensitive protagonists who are surprisingly dense about their actual feelings."
In the latest from de los Santos (Belong to Me, 2008, etc.), a single mother's effort to reunite with her two best friends from college after a six-year silence doesn't pan out exactly as she expected. Read full book review >

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BELONG TO ME by Marisa de los Santos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Witty and intelligent but too often pat."
In de los Santos's second novel (Love Walked In, 2006), Cornelia Brown returns the as heroine, now married to handsome oncologist Teo and trying to make a new home in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Read full book review >

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THE PRECIOUS ONE by Marisa de los Santos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"Despite intellectual pretentions, including lots of references to Middlemarch, de los Santos (Falling Together, 2011, etc.) offers a comfort-food story in which men are either predators or perfect and women are both beautiful and brilliant."
Half sisters who don't really know each other are brought together by their emotionally domineering father for reasons of his own. Read full book review >

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LOVE WALKED IN by Marisa de los Santos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A timeless gem."
Two heroines, Clare Martin and Cornelia Brown, discover the power of friendship and the meaning of love in this remarkable tale. Read full book review >

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CONNECT THE STARS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Quibbles aside, a satisfying read that strikes a good balance between emotional highs and page-turning adventure. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A middle school boy and girl, each with a character trait that impedes relationships—Audrey always knows when someone is lying, and Aaron has an indelible memory but no emotional intelligence—develop an unlikely friendship in a wilderness camp. Read full book review >

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SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Strong storytelling, suspense, lyrical writing, high drama, weighty matters made accessible and a bit of humor add up to a terrific and heartwarming read. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-12)"
The authors, a husband-and-wife writing team, seamlessly incorporate heavy social-justice issues—fracking for natural gas in 2014 and a coal-mining protest in 1938—into a riveting time-travel adventure story. Read full book review >

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This enchanting presentation of the Día de los Muertos holiday will resonate with both those who are new to its traditions and those who have been celebrating for generations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As the title suggests, Thong and Ballesteros celebrate a Latino holiday that, though it is becoming increasingly more popular in all parts of the United States, is still somewhat misunderstood by non-Latino Americans. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"Although a worthy addition due to the scarcity of such books, the sparse collection would have been strengthened by additional tales. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Cofer offers a slim bilingual collection of animal tales. Read full book review >

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Pink Fire Trucks/Los camiones de bomberos de color rosado by Gladys Barbieri
Released: May 22, 2013

"A bilingual kid's book that's an all-around winner."
Award-winning author Barbieri (Rubber Shoes/Los zapatos de goma, 2011) returns with another charming bilingual picture book. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE/LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS by Lucia González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The collage illustrations incorporate a sepia-toned oil-wash technique to give the pictures an older look. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library was Pura Belpré, still renowned for her storytelling and her books of folktales. Read full book review >

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MY TATA'S REMEDIES / LOS REMEDIOS DE MI TATA by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"So many cultural treasures are dependent on word-of-mouth transmission, and this story encourages grandparents to lovingly pass on their knowledge to eager grandchildren and family members. (Bilingual picture book. 4-11)"
Following My Nana's Remedies/Los Remedios De Mi Nana, illustrated by Edna San Miguel (2002), Rivera-Ashford offers another semiautobiographical and child-friendly recounting of the importance of sharing intergenerational wisdom, this time accompanied by Castro L.'s expressive illustrations. Read full book review >