Search Results: "Mia Alvar"


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IN THE COUNTRY by Mia Alvar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"A triumphant, singular collection deserving of every accolade it will likely receive."
In this debut collection, Filipino students, teachers, activists, maids, and chauffeurs negotiate their lives under martial law at home and seek fortune abroad in the Middle East and New York. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHAT IS GROWING INSIDE THIS EGG by Mia Posada
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"This is wonderful for sharing on its own, but will be especially embraced by elementary educators. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Posada again succeeds in bringing science to kids in this amazing treasure trove of information and beautiful collage art that's wrapped up in a guessing game. Read full book review >

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TRANSLATIONS OF BEAUTY by Mia Yun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2004

"A good saga of family life and traumas that calls out for a brisker pace and a lighter touch: Second-novelist Yun (House of the Winds, 1998) drags the story on too long before we see the point—yet after we've gotten the picture."
The troubled relations between twin sisters who grew up among the Korean immigrants of New York. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF THE WINDS by Mia Yun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"A superlative debut."
A Korean-American writer's limpid first novel records the progress of its unnamed narrator's girlhood in Seoul in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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DANDELIONS by Mia Posada
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2000

"A good-natured read-aloud. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
An ode to the dandelion, the familiar yellow weed that invades lawns and meadows, to the despair of gardeners. Read full book review >

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GOOD THINGS by Mia King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Amateurish prose and a hackneyed plot make for literary indigestion."
Seattle's version of Martha Stewart stages a comeback. Read full book review >

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The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2014

"A well-written YA novel that balances honest storytelling with a strong anti-bullying message."
A would-be heroic high school junior comes to terms with both his sexuality and his behavior toward others. Read full book review >

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LOVE SPELL by Mia Kerick
Released: June 1, 2015

"A comical, thought-provoking YA novel for those who believe in the magic of love without all the hocus-pocus."
A teenage boy has a crush on a fellow student in Kerick's (The Red Sheet, 2014, etc.) first-person YA charmer. Read full book review >

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THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB by Mia March
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"A heartwarming, spirit-lifting read just in time for beach season."
When Lolly Weller summons her daughter and nieces home to The Three Captains' Inn, her announcement that she has been diagnosed with cancer is just one of many life-changing secrets to be told. Read full book review >

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NEVER RESIST A RAKE by Mia Marlowe
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"The author's writing abilities make the book worth reading in spite of the unlikable main characters. Walk, don't run, to get your hands on it."
The invalid first marriage of a marquess is discovered to be legally binding, transforming the adult son of that marriage from a lonely bastard into a bitter lord. Read full book review >

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WHO WAS HERE? by Mia Posada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Naturalists will be enthralled. (websites, further reading, answer key) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Even the very young can identify animal tracks when it's made this much fun. Read full book review >

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PAINTINGS OF YOU by Mia Paluzzi
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: June 6, 2007

"Filled with crisp dialogue and linear, expressive art, this is a wonderful addition to the graphic arena where GLBT content is often underrepresented. (Manga. YA)"
Comic misunderstanding forms the plot of this sweet boy-boy romantic graphic novel. Read full book review >