Search Results: "Teresa Matvejs"


BOOK REVIEW

TERESA by Neera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A quietly told story that gradually accumulates great power, rich in local color, memorable characterizations, and devastating dramatic irony."
s her youth caring for them—only to find, many years after, that her eventual freedom to join the man she loves amounts simply to a continuation of her servitude. Read full book review >

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ONE PASSION by Teresa Matvejs
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A flimsy narrative and excessive scatology."
In Matvejs' novel, a performer with a traveling circus in the Australian Outback tries to keep her family together in the face of intimidating difficulties. Read full book review >

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SISTER TERESA by Bárbara Mujica
Released: March 22, 2007

"An earthy, humanizing portrait."
A lifelong friend remembers Teresa of Àvila, "Spain's most beloved saint," in this richly entertaining historical novel from Mujica (Spanish/Georgetown Univ.; Frida, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"'Why did she want to help? Why could she not turn a blind eye to those in need?' A searching and reverent treatment. (bibliography, foldout poster) (Graphic biography. 11-14)"
Mother Teresa shines brightly both figuratively and literally in this graphic portrait of her life and mission. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"But her faith, her message, and the force of her personality come through with superb clarity. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
From the kneeling supplicant on the front cover, surrounded by apostolic figures within an ornate cross, to the author's Papal blessing on the back, this is the most pious yet of Demi's profiles of our greatest spiritual touchstones. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Anne Sebba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Finally, Sebba dares to ask why Mother Teresa has been so lionized in the West, suggesting that her apotheosis has much to do with assuaging white guilt for India's grinding poverty."
This surprisingly nuanced biography of the international icon of humanitarianism neither shies away from nor revels in controversy. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TERESA by Mittie Cuetara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Although the book is aimed at preschoolers, first-graders and other emerging readers will get a kick out of using their new skills to unravel the rhymes of these silly tales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A preschool short-story collection is an unlikely concept, but newcomer Cuetara comes up with some classic two-page, four- frame tales. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"A lightweight memoir, but the common thread of these deep friendships is the fact that they all trusted the author and he returned it in full. It's a difficult but important lesson."
From poor little rich boy to cafe-society darling, popular singer and AIDS volunteer: French liqueur heir Cointreau's eventful, confusing life. Read full book review >

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A TALENT FOR MURDER by Teresa LaRue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2015

"This easy-reading first in a planned series is full of Southern charm, a touch of romance, and the usual suspects."
When her aunt comes under suspicion in a murder case, a devoted niece turns sleuth. Read full book review >

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Rekindled by Teresa Irizarry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2015

"An uneven novel that nevertheless provides an accessible introduction to an overlooked hero and the birth of religious freedom in the North American colonies."
A fictional reconstruction of Roger Williams' fight (and flight) for religious freedom in 17th-century England and New England. Read full book review >