Search Results: "Marisa de los Santos"


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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Thoughtful, balanced addition to the frequently contentious scholarship of US-Cuban history. (15 b&w illustrations, 2 appendices)"
Nuanced explanation of a Cold War program that allowed approximately 14,000 Cuban children to enter the US in an effort to save them from Communism, written by one of those refugees. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES of A SEER by Ramon Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2014

"For evangelical Christian readers, Santos offers a lively account of being a spiritual force in a darkness-haunted world."
One Christian's account of being a biblical-style seer in the modern day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"It's no Young Men and Fire, but Santos provides a good summary of terrible events and their aftermath."
New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Santos looks into a lightning-caused blaze that killed 19 Arizona firefighters in the summer of 2013. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >