Search Results: "Susana López"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD by Susana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Neatly pitched for its target audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A shy orphan's dreams of adoption come true. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR ROBERT CAPA by Susana Fortes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Flawed but striking, this short novel shines a light on artists in times of love and war."
Love and photography bring two young exiles together in this based-on-fact real-life tragic romance. Read full book review >

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PHILOSOPHICAL TOYS by Susana Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"This novel's headiness might seem daunting, but readers who take a patient approach will find a deeply rewarding and often haunting narrative emerge."
Family histories, cinematic obsessions, fractured relationships, and the films of Luis Buñuel converge in this pensive novel set in London and Spain. Read full book review >

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THE REALM OF HUNGRY SPIRITS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2011

"An entertaining appreciation of one woman's journey, sometimes ribald and funny, sometimes ironic and self-deprecating."
Marina Lucero reads the Dalai Lama, ponders Gandhi and yearns for inner peace. What she has is a challenging and needy family and a demanding and clueless set of friends. Read full book review >

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >

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CONFETTI GIRL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Local idioms of Spanish proverbs—dichos—used as chapter headings enlighten both characters and readers. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Apolonia "Lina" Flores loves science and mathematical riddles, playing volleyball and collecting extravagant, romantic and lonely socks. Read full book review >

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HUNGRY WOMAN IN PARIS by Josefina López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2009

"Alternating in tone from sexy to serious, the book is not always successful in melding Canela's different worlds, and some of the flashback passages are awkward, but the cooking scenes feel authentic. Here's hoping López's next effort is even tastier."
In this debut novel from screenwriter López (Real Women Have Curves), a Latina journalist breaks up with her dull fiancé and flees to Paris to enroll in a prestigious cooking school. Read full book review >

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THE GIFTED GABALDÓN SISTERS by Lorraine López
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An overly ambitious novel that spans decades and covers a century's worth of Fermina's history. The flashbacks may be skipped; the Gabaldón sisters alone offer ample fodder."
Four Latina sisters research their mysterious ancestry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Owen Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2017

"Engaging material for little ones embarking on their relationships with God. (Board book. 1-2)"
The Bible tale in board-book format. Read full book review >

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ASK MY MOOD RING HOW I FEEL by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Balancing the heavy subject matter with generous doses of humor and an authentic young teen voice, López crafts a story that blends family and middle school drama successfully. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A funny and heartfelt story about a girl dealing with the trials of middle school and her mother's breast cancer. Read full book review >

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CHOKE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Surprisingly real, until the mawkish Afterschool Special finale. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 9-11)"
A tale of friendship and trust intersects with a problem novel about dangerous behaviors among middle schoolers. Read full book review >