Search Results: "Romero Britto"


BOOK REVIEW

TATTOO by Anthony Britto
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 1997

"The kitchen-sink plotting and risible motive for the killings sink this first mystery, leaving only a plastic surgeon's endearing pipe-dream of life in the fast lane."
The life of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon isn't all glamorous indolence—not if the surgeon is 40ish Dr. Gareth Lloyd, whose rounds of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Scotch and frozen pizza, child visitation and discreet adultery, are rudely interrupted by the shooting of his colleague Dr. Jack Ehrenberger, patron saint of Hollywood faces, upscale art collector, and husband of Lloyd's current mistress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"Klunky and unfocused—steer young readers to Jennifer Owings Dewey's more dramatic Zozobra! The Story of Old Man Gloom, with photographs by Jeanie Puleston Fleming (2004). (Fact/fiction blend. 10-12, adult) "
A history of Santa Fe's distinctive annual festival is packaged with old photos, bundled with an uninspired short story and unlikely to find either an adult or a child audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IBN AL-HAYTHAM by Libby Romero
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"An illuminating introduction to both a significant era in the history of science and one of its brightest stars. (review quiz, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A glowing tribute to one of Islam's—and the world's—greatest early scientists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"Twenty years of anecdotes from a terrific storyteller add up to a very entertaining behind-the-scenes perspective on Las Vegas."
A longtime Las Vegas resident shares stories, photos and history from the promotions- and-publicity side in a memoir about Sin City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLING EXTRA by Kristina Romero
Released: March 9, 2012

"A brave young heroine amid a fascinating historical setting, but short on attention to detail."
Debut author Romero's historical young-adult novel features a homeless 13-year-old girl who finds shelter among New York City's newsboys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A moving work that deconstructs the American Dream at the fraught intersection of race, class and gender."
In this penetrating case study, Romero (Justice and Social Inquiry/Arizona State Univ.; Maid in the U.S.A., 1992, etc.) examines the life history of Olivia Salazar, a successful public relations professional who grew up in a wealthy Anglo household where her mother worked as a domestic servant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLE 10 by Danny Romero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Episodes pile up without logic in a novel that, however authentic its intentions may have been, becomes an incoherent and tired ramble."
Romero's first novel is a confused and finally monotonous compilation of drugged-out scenes in a Bay Area Chicano neighborhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RITA AND LOS ANGELES by Leo Romero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Reserved realism and fantasy mix nicely, but perhaps Romero will take a bigger bite and hit stronger chords with the novel form."
Seven stories about the Southwest and Los Angeles: a first collection by a poet and bookstore owner in Santa Fe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD MADE THE ANIMALS by Marie Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A well-intentioned read held back by some design flaws. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about God's creations. Read full book review >