Search Results: "Yvette Siegert"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REEF by Juan Villoro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A zesty tale that balances darkness and light with aplomb."
A powerful morality tale with laughs. Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER by Yvette Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"But, ultimately, the lack of resolution leaves the reader with a lingering sense of the unfinished."
After the murder of 16-year-old Ryan Williams, his mother, Marcia, is consumed by grief as she struggles to find answers to his killing. Read full book review >

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FREEDOM SONGS by Yvette Moore
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

"An uncompromising first novel that's easily strong enough to carry its educational load. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A Brooklyn teen-ager becomes a Civil Rights activist after witnessing the savage effects of racism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A timely story of fragmentation and division and of picking one's way through the minefield that was—and is—the racially riven South."
"The only thing I felt certain about was how little progress I was making in understanding my grandfather"—a searching quest for roots in the African-American heartland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"As an inspirational story for adoptees, particularly American Indians, seeking to uncover their past, however, it has many merits."
A slender memoir of a Native American adoptee's search for her true family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1994

US Customs special agent Gately (aided by freelancer Fernandez) describes a sting operation that brought down two Mafia operatives and transformed them into useful turncoats for the federal Protected Witness Program. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Heartfelt and most effective when the author's lens moves from herself to the events beyond her."
Continuing a tale echoed fictionally in her When the Cypress Whispers (2014), Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Corporon relates a story of compassion and collective resistance during World War II, linking it to contemporary events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOSHI'S LITTLE TREASURES by Nadine Robert
by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Aki, translated by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"May prompt some treasure-seeking on the parts of readers, as well. (Informational picture/puzzle book. 4-10)"
On a series of walks with his grandmother, Toshi collects small treasures. Read full book review >

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HOCKEY OPPOSITES by Yvette Ghione
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The hockey theme fills a niche nicely, too. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Opposites collide on the hockey rink. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 10, 1990

The poignant life story of a professional stripper. Read full book review >

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DEAREST WILDING by Yvette Eastman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1995

"Essentially for those whose interests are academic or voyeuristic or both. (14 b&w photos, not seen)"
This fragmentary memoir, supplemented by love letters from Theodore Dreiser, offers little of interest about either the author, her famous lover, or their relationship. Read full book review >