Search Results: "Mim Eichler Rivas"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Just might be the bottled lightning that was Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit."
Charming tale of a forgotten American celebrity: Beautiful Jim Key, the amazingly intelligent horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A compassionate mother-daughter memoir written with inspiration, empathy and hope."
The story of a mysterious medical ailment that blindsided a tightly knit family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A refreshing chronicle of a fervent sportsman with his head and heart in all the right places."
The smooth, composed memoir of a superstar NBA player juggling celebrity and fatherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"An unabashed celebration of branding, bling and the potency of marketing and consumer desire."
An innovative advertiser shares views on cross-cultural marketing, using lessons from the explosion of hip-hop. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A passionate hymn to the power of the American Dream."
Renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist Quiñones-Hinojosa's life story is as unlikely as it is inspiring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN RIVAS by Alberto Blest Gana
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Blest Gana is no Balzac; he may, however, be Chile's Howard Fast or Upton Sinclair."
This intermittently tedious but eventually rewarding fiction—the first full-length novel published (in 1862) by its Chilean author, a would-be Balzac—portrays in workmanlike depth the —education— of its eponymous hero as he is born in the impoverished north, raised by a wealthy Santiago family, and matured by his involvement in revolutionary politics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIM, GYM, AND JUNE by Denis Roche
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2002

"This is a well-crafted and believable story sure to relate to any school child facing her own concerns by creating her own solutions. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Parents and educators seeking to bully-proof their child and school will welcome this latest scenario from Roche (Little Pig Is Capable, 2002, etc.) depicting a child's real-life problem and well-resolved conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARPENTER’S PENCIL by Manuel Rivas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Exciting and accomplished fiction. One looks forward to further translation of Rivas's work."
This internationally acclaimed 1998 novel—the first of its Galician author's to appear in English—is an elegantly composed mosaic portrayal of the human cost of the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE WILDERNESS by Manuel Rivas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2005

"An ingenious conjoining of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Kipling's animal tales and Galician folklore, all in an effervescent fiction that vibrates with wit, energy and charm."
The worlds of humans and animals, of past and present, blend amusingly together in this magical 1994 novel from the Spanish author (The Carpenter's Pencil, 2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >