Search Results: "Viola Canales"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TEQUILA WORM by Viola Canales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"This said, the characters and setting are so real to life that readers who connect with Sofia at the start will find many riches here, from a perspective that is still hard to find in youth literature. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sofia, growing up in an urban Latino neighborhood in McAllen, Texas, has a chance to attend an expensive boarding school in Austin on scholarship. Read full book review >

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VIOLA IN REEL LIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping, though, that successors in the series treat its audience with a bit more respect. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular adult author Trigiani's (Very Valentine, 2009, etc.) first young adult novel is a quick read. Read full book review >

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A CASTLE ON VIOLA STREET by DyAnne DiSalvo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Rewarding. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A reassuring teaching story about a new home in a neighborhood that readers will recognize from DiSalvo's earlier work (Grandpa's Corner Store, 2000) with the spirit of her City Green (1994). Read full book review >

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VIOLA, FURGY, BOBBI AND ME by Kenneth E. Ethridge
Released: April 15, 1989

Three ninth-graders rescue their elderly friend and neighbor, Viola, from her conniving daughters. Read full book review >

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VIOLA DESMOND WON'T BE BUDGED! by Jody Nyasha Warner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An historical note with a couple of bibliographic citations offers more background. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In 1946 Nova Scotia, Viola Desmond thought to pass an afternoon at the movies while waiting for her car to be repaired. Read full book review >

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MISS VIOLA AND UNCLE ED LEE by Alice Faye Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The scenes, tenderly rendered in watercolors by Stock, soften the message. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The apparent point of Duncan's story—accepting folks no matter how different their ways—is hardly driven home by her tale of three neighbors, an African-American boy and two of his elders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Smooth writing, unabashed sentimentality: if it sometimes feels a little forced or relentless, where's the harm?"
Three generations of women share the tradition of wearing charm bracelets to honor the big moments of their lives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2015

"A dense but accessible discussion of the metaphysical role of time in human affairs."
In 1922, at a meeting of the French Society of Philosophy, Henri Bergson (1859-1941), "one of the most respected philosophers of his era," expressed unhappiness with Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, which discarded the concept of absolute time and denied the reality of simultaneity. Present in the audience, Einstein disagreed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1993

"A troubling mix of violence, ignorance, and courage: a valuable piece of Americana. (Sixteen b&w photographs, one map- -not seen)"
A century after being written, vivid memories of the Civil War and the American frontier see the light of day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK LION by Carlos Viola
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"An often impressive action thriller propelled by well-developed characters."
In the author's debut espionage thriller, a special unit of Green Berets attempts to thwart attacks by al-Qaida. Read full book review >

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COLLEEN DEWHURST by Colleen Dewhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"A moving human document as well as a fine theater autobiography."
From the great New York stage actress (a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Nightmares Unhinged by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2015

"A slew of gloriously disturbing, well-told tales to unnerve readers."
Viola (Luna One, 2014, etc.) amasses a series of blistering horror stories, including a few of his own, from authors who tell of vampires, demons, killers, and things better left hidden in the dark.Read full book review >