Search Results: "Miguel Angel Diaz"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA MONTY'S MUDDLES by Marta Zafrilla
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"This well-intentioned effort will surely comfort children coping with similar situations and may lead to further discussions on how children can help when someone is unwell. (Picture book. 5-8)"
First-person narration from a likable 7-year-old boy describes how he is adapting to the changes that follow once his grandfather moves in after experiencing increased memory loss. Read full book review >

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SAN MIGUEL by T.C. Boyle
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"What may seem to some like paradise offers no happy endings in this fine novel."
The prolific author's latest is historical, not only in period and subject matter, but in tone and ponderous theme. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD FAMILY DIAZ by P.J. Bracegirdle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"Although a bit pat, the ending satisfies, and the story as a whole addresses many issues pertinent to primary-grade children. (note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Angelito is not looking forward to the Day of the Dead. Even though he will be with his family when they arrive at the Land of the Living, his anxieties mount as the elevator door opens onto the raucous party atmosphere of El Día de los Muertos. Read full book review >

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ANGEL by Nicole "Coco" Marrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"An inconsistent and unsatisfying narrative that offers neither compelling characterization nor believable situations. The upshot: A pointless plot delivered in humdrum prose."
Marrow, arm-candy wife to rapper/actor Ice-T, and co-author Hayden, who teamed up with presidential daughter Susan Ford on her novel, ask readers to suspend their belief in what's real and what's not in this fantasy/romance. Read full book review >

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ANGEL by Nicholas Guild
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A curiosity for the genre, sort of like what might happen if Basic Instinct got crossed with It's a Wonderful Life."
Guild (The Blood Star, 1989, etc.) has been all over the fictional map in his writerly career, from WW II to ancient Assyria, but his latest—a psychothriller with crime-novel undertones—shows the novelist wearying of Nazis and slipping into a domesticated vein. Read full book review >

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ANGEL by Mary E. Kingsley
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"A winsome debut certain to garner a readership well beyond the YA genre."
Kingsley's debut, a bildungsroman with humor, mystery and magical realism. Read full book review >

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ANGEL by Garry D. Kilworth
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Impossible as it may seem to make San Francisco sound anonymous, Kilworth succeeds; still, the serviceable plot is packed with well-rendered incidents and intriguing, unsettling insights into the nature of angels and demons."
This rare US appearance for Kilworth (A Theater of Timesmiths, 1985)—he has a lengthy science fiction/fantasy track record in his native England, where Angel was first published in 1993—is set in San Francisco and boasts a rather colorless pair of detectives in pursuit of a pyromaniac angel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 1993

"Compared to peers like Steel and Krantz, Bradford is all elbows—but count on her rep to nudge this creaking craft up the charts."
Bradford has never really matched her A Woman of Substance (1979) in plot go-go and sentimental appeal. Read full book review >

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ANGEL ANGEL by April Stevens
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"This is not flawless work—Bette's own personality is never quite clear enough, and the ending is strikingly neat—but it is an impressive and delightful debut."
Step aside, all you writers running on about the emptiness of small-town life. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF JUAN MIGUEL by Anna K. Sargent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A fun Western romp with a decent balance of romance and mystery."
A good, old-fashioned Texas tale with a twist. Read full book review >