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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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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WEEDS by Evelyn I.  Funda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"At times slowed by passages brooding over the landscape, this careful, accretive work is worthy for its testing of loyalty in memory's kiln."
An only daughter's eloquent lament for her family's farm, seasoned with dashes of feminism and naturalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"A cool appraisal of the legal standing of the right to die, warmed by human stories that linger in the memory."
A thoughtful appraisal of how the courts have responded to right-to-die issues. Read full book review >