Search Results: "The Aguilar Sisters"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While not the only counting book children will ever need, this peek into Mexico's art and traditions is certainly one of the most joyous they'll encounter. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playful ceramics enact a traditional Mexican festival parade, from uno to diez. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS by Nancy Jensen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Encompassing the lives of women in the 20th century, this sprawling saga is tender and satisfying, with a heartbreaking end."
A single tragic event shapes four generations of American women in this accomplished and poignant debut. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS by Mary S. Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Many empty calories in this airy confection. (16 pages b&w photographs, not seen)"
In prose so light that sentences nearly float up from the page, Lovell (A Rage to Live, 1998, etc.) chases the Mitford sisters (Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah) hither and yon, from mansion to prison, from Hitler's hideaway to the top of the bestseller lists. Read full book review >

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THE SEVEN SISTERS by Lucinda Riley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Although the conceit of six sisters searching for their birth parents is certainly intriguing, one hopes the future books will achieve a better balance between past and present."
Launch of a projected series about six sisters who were adopted from all over the world by a mysterious Swiss tycoon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Subjects who deserve at least style, if not substance, get neither in this superficial chronicle. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The story of the glittering trio who exemplified glamour (and shrewd matchmaking) to a captivated public gets a curiously lifeless treatment from biographer Grafton (Red, Hot, and Rich, 1987). Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN OF THE GATE by Michelle Zink
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Dramatic set dressing, if little emotional resonance. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
In this sequel to the Victorian fantasy Prophecy of the Sisters (2009), Lia is resigned to a life spent as a pawn of prophecy, fighting the apocalyptic mission of her sister Alice and the demonic Samael. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS CHASE by Sarah Healy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"The sisters' relationship—and their resilience—makes this novel powerful when it might otherwise have been prosaic."
An absorbing story of two sisters on the road. Read full book review >

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THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS by Juliette Fay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Fay's gentle humor and risk-averse approach don't do justice to her rollicking subject matter."
A novel of the vaudeville circuit, circa 1919. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN SISTERS by Shannon Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A laudable conclusion to a popular series. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Miri, as spunky and smart as ever, returns in the final book of the award-winning Princess Academy trilogy. Read full book review >