Search Results: "Omar Aranda"


BOOK REVIEW

A ROYAL EASTER STORY by Jeanna Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Slick: clearly calculated to hit a marketing sweet spot. (Religion/picture book. 4-7)"
This seasonal entry in the Princess Parables series finds the five princess siblings traveling to an Easter festival, rescuing a lost little girl on the way. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Clearly aimed right at the marketing sweet spot, the presentation, with its emphasis on frills and flounces, seems sadly at odds with the homespun simplicity of its putative foundation. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
Blatantly Disney-esque young princesses with flowing hair, huge eyes and fancy gowns are the linchpin of this new series designed to make the parables Jesus used understandable to today's little girls. Read full book review >

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Released: May 17, 1968

"True or not, his Rubaiyyat is solid gold."
History is nothing if not perverse. Read full book review >

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The Private Life of General Omar N. Bradley by Jeffrey D. Lavoie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A rigorous yet accessible look at a misunderstood American hero."
This biography of Gen. Omar N. Bradley, one of Patton's contemporaries, explores his personal life more thoroughly than any attempted before. Read full book review >

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LESLIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"Implausibly melodramatic portrait of a killer whose actions evoke horror rather than sympathy."
Tyree (Just Say No!, 2001, etc.), whose grim tales of life in the 'hood usually offer moments of grace or wisdom, tells a horrifying and essentially nasty story of a woman who murders those who get in her way. Read full book review >

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THE CHUPACABRA ATE THE CANDELABRA by Marc Tyler Nobleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Fear of the unknown is the overriding theme, and yet there isn't a satisfactory resolution—except for the very plump chupacabra. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What do chupacabras, candelabras, and cucarachas have in common? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONOR AND POLYGAMY by Omar Farhad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2014

"A slight, breezy novel with a promising premise and poor execution."
In this debut novel, a married American is kidnapped in Afghanistan and ends up falling in love with an Afghan woman. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A GROUPIE by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2003

"Hard to figure what the point of it all is. Meanwhile, Tyree's hopelessly schlocky style causes at least a couple of serious embarrassments per page."
A career groupie is hired to use her tried-and-true wiles for revenge on a suspected child molester. Read full book review >

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JUST SAY NO! by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Clumsy and predictable."
Tedious, overwritten account of the rise and inevitable fall of an African-American musician. Read full book review >

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Musings of an Unlettered Faith by Omar Sutherland
Released: July 1, 2015

"Fresh, inspiring words for the faithful."
A series of lively and engaging reflections on faith, belief, and science. Read full book review >

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THE DRIVEN ORGANIZATION by Omar Garcia
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A compelling road map for creating workplaces driven by engagement rather than earnings, with happier workers and more sustainable outcomes."
A guidebook for business leaders who want their organizations to be guided by more than just financial gains. Read full book review >