Search Results: "Núria Corbera i Padró"


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FARELLAS, THE LEGEND OF A GIANT by Núria Corbera i Padró
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2013

"Language issues aside, more a story outline than a finished work, but there's something sweetly appealing about Farellas for all that. (jigsaw puzzle) (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Though easy on the eyes and fun to tap, this simple tale of a good giant who fights a bad one could really use both a better translation and a more developed storyline. Read full book review >

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Released: May 5, 1989

A self-styled "blueprint for success," by a former education writer for the New York Times, author of several education-related books, including Don't Blame the Kids, 1981. Read full book review >

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BROKEN MACHINES by Michael I. Leahey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Facile Leahey needs to decide whether he wants to be hard-boiled or terminally cute."
First-time novelist Leahey, who's obviously read all of Rex Stout and much of the slug first/think later brigade, introduces New York private consultants J.J. Donovan, a divorced action hero, and his Wolfe-sized, superbrained partner, Dr. Boris Koulamzin, who, in their debut case, try to discover the killer of part-time prostitute Ruby Brice, leaving her ten-year-old son, the too-wise Clifford, an orphan at the mercy of the welfare system. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Helpful tabular material and graphs throughout."
An accessible audit of Russia's efforts to gain a place at global capitalism's table after more than seven decades of Communist misrule and mismanagement. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 2003

"Scholarly without being tedious, a sturdy companion to Richard Vinen's A History in Fragments and other recent revisionist views of the Cold War."
A lucid, highly readable survey of modern European history. Read full book review >

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THE FOOD DELUSION by Farid I. Zapparov
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Raises timely questions about the future of food and its relationship to both human life and the life of our planet."
Zapparov urges a return to the dietary nutrition of our early human ancestors. Doing so, he argues, will eradicate degenerative diseases and prolong human life. Read full book review >

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Perky Girl: The Amazing Life of Bienna Molo by Vera I. Roberts
Released: March 27, 2015

"An admirable foray into novel-writing by a young writer."
A children's novel by a 9-year-old author that follows the life an exceptionally perky girl who experiences mostly good things in life. Read full book review >