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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 30, 1996

"The novel has some minimal historical interest, but almost no human interest."
This brief but unfortunately prolix novel, the Nicaraguan-born Aguilar's first US publication, examines the European conquest of Latin America in the 16th century through the narratives of six women—Spanish, native Indian, and mestiza—variously affected by their relationships with the men who appropriated and ruled this paradisiacal ``terra firma.'' A further dimension emerges in ``Interludes'' describing the affair between two contemporary journalists, a man covering the Nicaraguan national elections (in which the Sandinista government is rejected) and a woman who's researching a book about her spiritual ``ancestors''—for which the aforementioned six narratives are core material. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BONJOUR CAMILLE by Felipe Cano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Active and artistic young girls are not unknown in picture books, but Camille certainly makes herself heard among the others in the pantheon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A free-spirited girl celebrates the morning in so many ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MANAGING CORPORATE ETHICS by Francis J. Aguilar
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"In brief, then, a series of object lessons documenting in no great depth how presumptively model concerns deal with the ethical challenges that are a workaday consequence of being in business."
A can't-hurt handbook for executives that promises (pleasingly if unpersuasively) that ethical conduct can enhance the performance of an already well-run enterprise. Read full book review >

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THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERLOVE by Silicon Sisters
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 21, 2013

"Occasional passionate snogging aside, all the physical action's offstage in this touchy-feely outing. (iPad game app. 14 & up)"
In this elaborately plotted-out interactive adventure, "past life regression therapy" sends a modern teenager back several centuries to collect hunky guys while getting in touch with her inner self. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET BOX by Elizabeth Aguilar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"A love story with disconcerting implications that are not fully explored."
In Aguilar's debut novel, an accomplished Filipina is unable to resist the wishes of a wealthy CEO. Read full book review >