Search Results: "Susana Wald"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN FOLKTALES by Carmen Diana Dearden
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Magic Moments (1997), a likewise wonderful assemblage of 15 stories from similar sources. (Folktale. All ages)"
Translated from the Spanish Libro de oro de los abuelos, this marvelous collection, first published in Venezuela, contains ten tales gathered from the work of various Latin American authors and folklorists. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Some solid observations ultimately get mired in the Mississippi mud."
A reconsideration of the Mississippi blues singer's legend in the context of the popular music of his time. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"One of those rare books that aims to upend received wisdom and actually succeeds."
A bracing, inclusive look at the dramatic transformation in the way music was produced and listened to during the 20th century. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1996

"Wald writes with a simplicity and frankness that are unusual but perfectly suited to her subject."
Strange and unsettling stories of sadomasochism (originally self-published) from a newcomer who obviously knows the territory. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"It's a huge business, drugs, drug-fueled revolution, and singing about them, and Wald does a superb job of taking his readers into that world."
A fascinating journey south and north of the border on the trail of songs about marijuana, cocaine, and Monica Lewinsky. 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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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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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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WHY THE POSSUM HAS A LARGE GRIN by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Nothing to smile about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum convinces hungry Deer to bang his head into a tree full of ripe persimmons, a sight that amuses the trickster so much that his grin sticks forever. Read full book review >

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THE FORT ON FOURTH STREET by Lois Spangler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers will be 'plane' inclined to ditch this screw-up. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
An introduction to simple machines that goes wrong at "Fort" and just gets worse. Read full book review >