Search Results: "Santiago Cohen"


BOOK REVIEW

ZOO DAY ¡OLÉ! by Phillis Gershator
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"While the infectious rhyme and repetition reinforced by page turns make for an effective presentation of the numbers in both languages, the pages do not show numerals—a perplexing choice for a counting concept book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A trip to the zoo includes not only the thrill of seeing the different animals but, with Abuelita, it also means counting in Spanish from one to ten with each activity of the day. Read full book review >

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ONE SMART SKUNK by Harriet Ziefert
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Collections in need of easy, bright science-influenced titles could do worse, but this isn't essential. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rebecca, the skunk of the title, lives under a suburban back porch. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR NAVIDAD by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Children will strongly identify with her dream, at the end of the long day, of her mother wrapping her in her arms on Christmas day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cohen's reds, greens, and blues practically glow, and the sharp black outlines that he lays on them, particularly to highlight the human characters, recall both children's drawings and the winning nonchalance of Ludwig Bemelmans. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AMONG THE ALIENS by Gail Gauthier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 1996

"With zany black-and-white cartoons of small angular figures, this is a droll and irreverent comedy, at the center of which beats a heart of gold. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Brash good humor from a newcomer who is anything but starry eyed. Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU WERE HERE, MI AMOR by Samantha R. Vamos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This Spanish-flavored introduction, with its universal message of love for new babies and siblings, will become a favorite among growing bilingual families. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A new baby is welcomed by the entire family as Mami recounts everything that happened in preparation for and anticipation of the little one's arrival. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STREETS OF FIRE by Soledad Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1996

"Obvious, shallow, and rather tedious. (Author tour)"
Another political thriller short on thrills, from the Manhattan reporter and press agent whose previous efforts (Nightside, 1994; Room 9, 1992) have staked out the seamy streets of NYC and in the still-seamier corridors of City Hall. Read full book review >

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AMÉRICA'S DREAM by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Santiago's acute eye and feel for the telling detail make this a work of fine reportage, as well as an engrossing if often somber tale with a quiet but always tenacious heroine. ($55,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Puerto Ricanborn first-novelist Santiago (the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican, 1993) gives a contemporary twist to the immigrant experience as she limns the plight of a woman escaping an abusive man to pursue her dreams. Read full book review >

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ROOM 9 by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 1992

"Steamy, slightly overwrought Andy Garcia vehicle offers fun for those who like to believe the worst about their friendly local politicians."
From Santiago (the paperback Undercover, 1988), the story of a mayor's administrative assistant who discovers the depth of corruption in N.Y.C. political life—and finds comfort in the arms of a dashing young Latino reporter. Read full book review >

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NIGHTSIDE by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1994

"Angles dangle, and the murderer arrives from Neptune."
Somebody's stalking the young hookers of Hell's Kitchen, and no one but a former Central American activist nun seems to care. Read full book review >

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CONQUISTADORA by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"A pot-boiler—competent enough, with an exotic setting and characters, but nothing special within its genre."
Or, Gone with el Viento: a Puerto Rican-set saga of forbidden love, slavery and humidity. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS by Eduardo Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"No great novel, but could maybe make a nifty telenovela."
The adventures of several Cuban immigrant women in America are affectionately depicted in this colorful debut from a Cuban-born journalist and former TV scriptwriter. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2013

"A historically sound, sublimely heartbreaking novel about the soul of the Cuban revolution."
In Santiago's (Tomorrow They Will Kiss, 2006) masterful novel, a daughter dedicates her life to reuniting with her father in 1950s Cuba during the revolution. Read full book review >