Search Results: "Soledad Bravi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NOISY BOOK by Soledad Bravi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"With a catalog of over 50 animals and objects on 116 thinner-than-normal-but-still-sturdy pages (probably the longest board book on record), this offering gives youngsters plenty to chatter about. (Board book. 1-3)"
In this French import, animals, machines and various objects make their signature sounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLEDAD by Angie Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2001

"Not even a last-minute death and the tension of ambiguities—what is Flaca's real name? who is Soledad's real father?—are enough to redeem this unambitious first effort."
A choppy debut from young activist and teacher Cruz attempts to record the Dominican experience in New York City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY, PICK ME UP by Soledad Bravi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Not one to pick up. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This French import delivers a child's litany of requests to Mommy but doesn't offer much of a story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Soledad by D.L. Young
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2016

"Many readers have seen this dusty, bleak future before, but a poignant journey with a tenacious protagonist exudes freshness."
In this dystopian thriller, a woman traverses a barren, treacherous wasteland in search of the only man with answers to her parents' fate. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT! by Benoit Marchon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"An imaginative concept that falls down in execution. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
In this French import, a cherubic cartoon baby peeks through the die-cut hole at the center of the book to don various personae through the page turns. Read full book review >

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SOLEDAD SIGH-SIGHS/SOLEDAD SUSPIROS by Rigoberto González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"These strengths, combined with González's insights into the child's mind, create a visually inviting and emotionally encouraging experience, but one that will likely function better as a shared reading between adult and child rather than a child's read-alone. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Soledad (whose name means solitude) sighs because she is a latchkey kid. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MORTIFICATIONS by Derek Palacio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Searching, heartbreaking, and achingly beautiful, the novel is as intimate as it is sweeping."
A powerful family saga, Palacio's gorgeous and challenging debut follows the Encarnacións as they navigate the space between Hartford, Connecticut, and their native Cuba. Read full book review >