Search Results: "Omar Aranda"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE LAST STREET NOVEL by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2007

"Sloppy writing, misogynistic themes."
Sensational urban crime story set in Harlem. 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 >

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TEAMWORK & TERROR by Omar Dickson
Released: July 18, 2012

"Almost a timely, exciting ride, but the hero's too far out of his element."
Dickson goes for nonstop action in his debut thriller about a British contractor cum secret agent who has been roped into a multigovernment charade to find chemical weapons lost under the Egyptian desert. 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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PECKING ORDER by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"Ivan is a hardworking protagonist, but the single-minded outward focus that makes him a natural businessman also makes him a less-than-compelling hero."
From Tyree (The Last Street Novel, 2007, etc.), a Horatio Alger update with bling. Read full book review >

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FLYY GIRL by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"But for all its immoral behavior, it's a cautionary of the most heavy-handed sort: virtue rewarded; vice punished."
Tyree's debut is much longer than a YA novel, and far more vulgar, but the subject is pure teen: The ins and outs of dating matched up with a guide to fashion dos and don'ts. Read full book review >

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HERE COME THE DOGS by Omar Musa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A bravado novel about survival and rebirth in a subculture that moves to its own rhythms."
Three immigrants battle the heat, society, and their own predispositions toward conflict during one long, hot summer in rural Australia. Read full book review >

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SINGLE MOM by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"An earnest plea for commitment with all the subtlety of a sermon from the bully pulpit."
Tyree (Flyy Girl, 1996; A Do Right Man, 1997) returns with a well-intentioned if schematic tale of black men finding love and redemption as they begin to share the parenting burdens borne for too long by single moms. Read full book review >

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A DO RIGHT MAN by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Tyree in a new, more subtle mode."
Tyree (Flyy Girl, 1996) returns, this time, fortunately, focusing less on Afrocentric theorizing and more on character- -resulting in a good deal more engaging read. Read full book review >

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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY by Omar Tyree
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Fine for Flyy fans who want to know what happened next, but for the rest, a tell-all with not much to tell."
A lifeless successor to the ebullient, street-smart Flyy Girl (1996) delivers a preachy take on the price of success and life in Hollywood. Read full book review >