Search Results: "Patricia Engel"


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VIDA by Patricia Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Engel's portraits—especially of her main character—are edgy, perceptive and razor sharp."
A loosely concatenated narrative that features Sabina, a second-generation Colombian-American, as she grows up, has relationships and tries to make sense of her life and world. Read full book review >

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THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN by Patricia Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A dark comedy with unexpected heart."
After her older brother Carlito kills his girlfriend Isabela's baby girl because he thinks Isabela is cheating on him, 23-year-old Reina feels trapped trying to comfort him on death row—until his death frees her to start over in Crescent Key, a place where nobody knows her family history. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT LOVE, IT'S JUST PARIS by Patricia Engel
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"There's a sense of déjà vu to this sensitive but self-consciously doomy paean to first love."
A romance in Paris leaves an indelible mark on rich, young, smart-but-shy Lita del Cielo, in a downbeat coming-of-age tale by a noted new writer. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINA HATES HER NAME by Diana Engel
Released: March 24, 1989

The little alligator girl introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector is back in another illuminating vignette. Read full book review >

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THE SHELF-PAPER JUNGLE by Diana Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A gentle, reassuring message about the durability of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another bittersweet little tale of loss and change in a relationship that's been strengthened by shared artistic endeavors (see also Eleanor, Arthur, and Claire, 1992). Read full book review >

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ABC YOGA by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Still, a sturdy and playful introduction to the popular practice of an ancient tradition. (Board book. 2-4)"
A multihued cast of characters introduce yoga to preschoolers and toddlers. Read full book review >

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ABC LOVE by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An emotional mess. Here's hoping Engel finds a text worthy of her playful art. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Children and their grown-ups explore the ABCs of love. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A compassionate guide for parents and educators."
Developmental psychologist Engel (Psychology/Williams Coll.; RealKids: Creating Meaning in Everyday Life, 2005, etc.) presents strategies for navigating the challenges and pitfalls of parenting. Read full book review >

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THE ROANOKE GIRLS by Amy Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sordid, unrealistic, and unredeemed."
Whole lotta dead girls in this rural Kansas family. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA BOSWORTH
by Gerald Bartell

In a series of successful biographies, Patricia Bosworth trained the spotlight on four major American artists: Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, and Jane Fonda. Now, in The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan, Bosworth takes center stage.

The memoir follows her life and career from the 50s through the early 60s as ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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Woman on the Verge of Paradise by Robyn Alana Engel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2015

"A dating adventure that packs plenty of humor but not enough focus."
A first novel details a string of unfortunate dates and a vibrant attempt at romance. Read full book review >