Search Results: "Teresa Villegas"


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HOW WE BECAME A FAMILY by Teresa Villegas
Released: March 1, 2013

"An engaging book that will likely fulfill a need for some parents."
A book for children and their parents that confronts the fact that sometimes the answer to the question "Where did I come from?" isn't that simple. Read full book review >

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GOLEMITO by Ilan Stavans
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This competent picture book addresses the problem of bullying and offers an original, if not completely successful, blend of Jewish and Aztec culture and folklore. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Stavans presents the story of Sammy and Ilan, two Jewish boys living in Southern California, who combine their individual strengths to face bullying. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY HERO OF ROOM 13B by Teresa Toten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"Readers be warned: like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measure. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
What would it feel like to wake up normal? It's a question most people would never have cause to ask—and the one 14-year-old Adam Spencer Ross longs to have answered. Read full book review >

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THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA by Teresa Flavin
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Readers raised on Jon Agee's The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau (1988) will be delighted with Flavin's fully-realized, action-packed debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Video games and themes parks are no match for the world Il Corvo created. Read full book review >

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MEANS OF TRANSIT by Teresa Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Serviceable, but chatty and oddly unremarkable."
Novelist and professor Miller (Advanced Fiction/Oklahoma State Univ., Tulsa; Family Correspondence, 2000, etc.) traverses Oklahoma, hoping to garner celebrity in unexpected places. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS MISS MARIE CORELLI by Teresa Ransom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"The author has struggled to piece together fragmented historical material, for which Victorian scholars will be grateful. (12 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
The biography of a turn-of-the-20th-century author whose now forgotten mystical and romantic novels were bestsellers in England and around the world until WWII. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Carpenter adeptly lays out a tremendous amount of information, but in the end it's the bleakness of the picture that overwhelms: the sexism, small-mindedness, and addiction to excitement that characterize life in the mob. (Sixteen-page b&w photo insert—not seen.)"
The consummately unglamourous life and times of a Mafia moll turned informant, by the author of Missing Beauty (1988). Read full book review >

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SOME GIRLS DO by Teresa McWhirter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Mostly sad stories about club kids, Canadian style. Wasted lives, a waste of time."
Linked sketches skim the surface of a group of twentysomethings down and out in Vancouver. Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR BABY CLUB by Teresa Lo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2017

"A fun, fast-paced tale set in the LA sugar-daddy dating scene."
A new-adult novel chronicles a college student's adventures among older, wealthy men. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Even so, the whole ends where Ibsen would begin. (First serial to Good Housekeeping)"
Strong first novel of doomed love, given an extra boost by the many Emily Dickinson poems quoted throughout. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING LESSONS by Lynne Hugo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 1998

"More at home in the shallow than the deep end, though nicely detailed. (Literary Guild Featured Alternative)"
A schematic tale about the friendship between two women that, weighted by much pop psychoanalyzing, just barely keeps afloat. Read full book review >