Search Results: "Raquel García Maciá"


BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING JENNY by Ellen Bari
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Bari's story of one girl's approach to the Jewish principle of 'tikkun olam' (literally, 'repair the world') will resonate as readers watch Jenny achieve her exhausting, triumphant success. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl channels her exuberance and excessive pogo-stick jumping into a worthy fundraising venture. Read full book review >

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GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ by Ilan Stavans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Excellent. Longtime students of García Márquez will find fresh insights, and Stavans provides an excellent introduction for those readers new to the master's work."
Illuminating study of the first writings of Colombian literary giant best known for One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967). Read full book review >

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GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ by Gerald Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2009

"Essential for García Márquez fans, and an exemplary literary biography."
A probing biography of the 1982 Nobel Prize laureate in literature, whom Pablo Neruda hailed as a Cervantes for our time. Read full book review >

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A Heart Full of Whiskey by Raquel Lesser
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Often revelatory verse about the status of youth in urban America."
Sixteen-year-old debut author Lesser tackles topics that are far more weighty than typical adolescent angst in this disturbing YA poem. Read full book review >

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BIRD OF PARADISE by Raquel Cepeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Despite occasional choppy patches, a spirited memoir deeply committed to personal self-worth."
Snappy, jazzy memoir of a Dominican upbringing by a New York journalist and documentary filmmaker. Read full book review >

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A HANDBOOK TO LUCK by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2007

"Another winner for García."
The fortunes of three vividly characterized protagonists are deftly delineated in the Cuban-born author's fourth novel. Read full book review >

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MONKEY HUNTING by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2003

"Sometimes more interesting for its revelation of little-known aspects of Cuban history than for its revelation of characters, but Chen Pan lingers in the memory as a brooding, contemplative patriarch."
García's third (after The Aguero Sisters, 1997, etc.) again lyrically portrays several generations of a Cuban family, this one with Chinese roots. Read full book review >

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DREAMING IN CUBAN by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1992

"Garcia explores Cuban culture and illustrates the dislocations of a family, but the novel—told through interior visions rather than action—lacks sufficient freshness of insight to be consistently compelling."
A patchwork of incident, memory, letters, dreams and visions provides glimpses of a Cuban family at home and in exile in the '70's and '80's, but Garcia's debut suffers from its fragmented style. Read full book review >

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THE HANDIEST THINGS IN THE WORLD by Andrew Clements
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"Pure fun that will spark young imaginations. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
What are the handiest things in the world? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"A spicy mélange of Cuban and Cuban-American cuisine."
Turn your kitchen into an authentic Cuban cocina with these flavorful tropical recipes. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An unpretentious feminist tale of love and determination, refreshingly unsentimental."
A sweetly affirming debut novel describing one woman's long journey to autonomy via Spain, Cuba, and the US. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF SIGNIFICANT GIRLS by Cristina García
FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"The epilogue ties things up nicely though, making the journey worth taking. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Three girls with completely different styles, interests and upbringings initially clash during a ritzy summer boarding-school program in Switzerland before becoming the best of friends. Read full book review >