Search Results: "Omar Garcia"


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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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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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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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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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TIP TIP DIG DIG by Emma Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With its arresting design and simple repetition, Garcia's bright book is perfectly pitched to its target audience, who will really dig it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A colorful tour through a variety of construction vehicles. 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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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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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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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 >

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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 >