Search Results: "Mimi Chapra"


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SPARKY’S BARK/EL LADRIDO DE SPARKY by Mimi Chapra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sweet, languid and full of family warmth, this is perhaps better suited to one-on-one parent-child readings than group read-alouds and should prove especially useful where immigration and separated families are part of the local fabric. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Something of the tenderness of 1960s and '70s picture books suffuses this bilingual tale of a young girl's trip with her mother from tropical Latin America to Ohio to visit relatives. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sweet-tempered and inviting, Chapra's debut zeroes in on a common emotion, while also introducing Amelia's Cuban culture, inserting Spanish words into the English text, and referring in passing to children named Parvati, Moyo, and Akio. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amelia, a young Cuban immigrant to the US, is so excited to think of the possibilities of her first "show-and-tell" experience that she doesn't quite get the directions down; instead of bringing something small to put in the basket and pass around the room, she wears her fiesta dress. Read full book review >

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THOUGHTS FROM A QUEEN-SIZED BED by Mimi Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"A gentle, moving celebration of the quotidian."
Brief essays about an enduring marriage, motherhood, breast cancer, and aging. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"Voyeuristic and occasionally fascinating."
Kiss-and-tell memoir about the author's affair with President John F. Kennedy, beginning when she was a White House intern in 1962. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 19, 1990

"A fine debut."
With his chronically mismatched attire, Daddy can be embarrassing. Read full book review >

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THE LOST LETTER by Mimi Matthews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A beautifully told, if not groundbreaking, historical love story."
In 19th-century England, a romance frustrated by circumstance struggles to begin anew. Read full book review >

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DREAMING THE BEAR by Mimi Thebo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 11, 2017

"A romanticized and often implausible story of human and wild that doesn't do justice to either. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A white teenage girl finds acclimating to the Montana wilderness difficult after her life in England until she has a life-changing experience with a grizzly bear. Read full book review >

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benediction for a black swan by Mimi Zollars
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A set by a brilliant new poet, featuring exquisite emotional nuance and an impressive mastery of craft."
A debut collection of poems exploring love, art, and loss. Read full book review >

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THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG by Mimi Pond
Kirkus Star
written and illustrated by Mimi Pond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Immensely enjoyable."
The new graphic novel from Pond (Over Easy, 2014, etc.) follows a young cartoonist struggling to free herself from the distractions of romance, drugs, and her colorful co-workers and customers at an Oakland diner in the late 1970s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2008

"A ruminative exploration of the murkiness of collective memory."
The American-born daughter of a German Jew tells the story of her father's tiny village, where charity mostly trumped hate during Hitler's reign. Read full book review >

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PURSUIT OF JUSTICE by Mimi Latt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

Ho-hum woman-in-peril yarn from former L.A. lawyer Latt (Powers of Attorney, 1993). Read full book review >