Search Results: "Matt Garcia"


BOOK REVIEW

GARCIA by Blair Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1999

"Fine reading on a most curious American life. (Author tour)"
Veteran music writer Blair has fashioned a moving and insightful biography of Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia by focusing on the most important and enduring part of his legacy: his music. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2012

"Meticulous and timely, but the story of the movement falls just short of moving readers' emotions."
A thorough history of the rise and fall of Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers labor union. Read full book review >

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THE WALLS OF PEDRO GARCIA by Kevin McColley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, a thoughtful story, crafted with ingenuity—a promising first. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pedro, 12, prides himself on being a man who's worked on Se§or de Lupe's estate beside his grandfather, Miguel, for six years. Read full book review >

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GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Investigative journalism at its relentless and compassionate best."
An award-winning journalist uncovers the suppressed story behind the death of Matthew Shepard, the gay University of Wyoming student whose 1998 murder rocked the nation. Read full book review >

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Good Morning Diego Garcia by Susan Joyce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An intriguing, if oddly drifting, travel/marital drama."
The author recounts her 1975 sail across the Indian Ocean, a turning point in her strange marriage, in this second installment of her memoir series. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND MATT AND HENA THE WHORE by Adam Zameenzad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1993

"Much powerful writing, and the events described have all too many parallels, but cumulatively more homily than novel."
Also from Zameenzad (see above): a well-meaning, often mystical story of children trying to survive in war-torn Africa—a story with special resonances considering the situation in Somalia but one that makes more for inspiration than literature. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SLAVE ESPERANÇA GARCIA WROTE A LETTER by Sonia Rosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Garcia is apparently lost to history aside from her petition, but its very existence marks her as 'truly an unforgettable woman!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
By way of tribute, two admirers spin a tale around a truly rare document: a petition sent by an 18th-century enslaved woman to a Brazilian governor. Read full book review >

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MIA, MATT AND THE LAZY GATOR by Annie Langois
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Though the design and layout suggest a young target audience, the advanced vocabulary (writhe, posterity and discreetly all appear on a single page) as well as the romantic focus—sweethearts, smooches and spooning all making an appearance—will make this one a hard sell to the early elementary crowd. (Fiction. 6-9)"
This early chapter book is a somewhat awkward translation from the French original. Read full book review >

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HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS by Julia Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Alvarez manages to bring to attention many of the issues-serious and light-that immigrant families face, portraying them with sensitivity and, at times, an enjoyable, mischievous sense."
Told through the points of view of the four Garcia sisters- Carla, Sandi, Yolanda and Sofia-this perceptive first novel by poet Alvarez tells of a wealthy family exiled from the Dominican Republic after a failed coup, and how the daughters come of age, weathering the cultural and class transitions from privileged Dominicans to New York Hispanic immigrants. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 27, 2013

"An exceptionally well-written journey to make sense of the senseless. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After one life-changing night with her secret crush Andy Cooper, Frenchie Garcia, a cigarette-smoking artist who quotes Dickinson and hangs out in a cemetery, is haunted. Read full book review >

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THE AWESOME, ALMOST 100% TRUE ADVENTURES OF MATT & CRAZ by Alan Silberberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers may question Matt's and Craz's intelligence, but if the plot is short on sense, the jokes almost always work, and that's a more important brand of magic any day. (Humor. 9-13)"
It turns out that a book doesn't need to make a lick of sense if it has enough baboons and pirates and aliens. Read full book review >