Search Results: "Vendela Vida"


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THE LOVERS by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"An elegant consideration of how death and distance tightens human connections—a big theme that Vida addresses with sure-footedness and charm."
A widow vacationing in Turkey becomes slowly awakened to the tensions in the lives surrounding her and in the ones she left behind. Read full book review >

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THE DIVER'S CLOTHES LIE EMPTY by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A speedy and suspenseful fish-out-of-water tale with a slyly philosophical bent."
A stolen backpack in Casablanca prompts a host of more psychological losses for the heroine of this high-tension narrative. Read full book review >

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LET THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ERASE YOUR NAME by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A luminescent and evocative tale of grief, free of the standard clichés."
A young woman's sudden identity crisis propels her to the isolated reaches of Lapland in Vida's powerful second novel. Read full book review >

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VIDA by Patricia Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Engel's portraits—especially of her main character—are edgy, perceptive and razor sharp."
A loosely concatenated narrative that features Sabina, a second-generation Colombian-American, as she grows up, has relationships and tries to make sense of her life and world. Read full book review >

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AND NOW YOU CAN GO by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2003

"Hilarious and touching, icily removed, yet bracingly real."
Being held up at gunpoint either sends a college student into the throes of despair or gives her a new reason to live: maybe a healthy dash of both. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A rare and valuable insider's take."
Castro's Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Merchant Marine recounts his role as a secret revolutionary among the middle classes in the cities and plains of 1950s Cuba. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 12, 2013

"A motley assortment of writers eloquently demonstrate that there is no single 'writing process'; there are myriad."
Editors at Believer magazine present an eclectic series of interviews. Read full book review >

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LA VIDA by Kate Cortez
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An action-packed, old-fashioned Western romance with attractive, capable central characters."
A lawman and a landowner's daughter form an alliance in Cortez's debut romance set in the Old West. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >

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LIVING THE VIDA LOLA by Misa Ramirez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"A series debut with too much icky love stuff and too little mystery. In Lola's favor, however, is a speed-dating pace and lots of nice underwear."
A hormonally supercharged private eye seeks a lost mom while lusting after the man of her dreams. Read full book review >

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A CHARMED LIFE / UNA VIDA CON SUERTE by Gladys E. Barbieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"With illustrations that suggest a sunny memory, Felicia's story shows the ways that she's part of a continuing cycle, rather than an outsider, and does it without belaboring the point. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young Latina girl has an unexpected encounter while accompanying her mother to work in this bilingual picture book touching on the immigrant experience. Read full book review >