Books by Kristina Cordero

HUGO CHÁVEZ by Cristina Marcano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Admirable search for the facts and insight that are often swamped in Chavez's turbulent wake."
Thorough, thoughtful biography of Venezuela's controversial leftist president. Read full book review >
KIDNAPPED by Leszli Kalli
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"The occasional art is more engaging than the diary itself."
The situation—a hijacking—is dramatic, but this teenage diary is tedious. Read full book review >
THE EAGLE’S THRONE by Carlos Fuentes
THRILLERS
Released: May 16, 2006

"A nerve-grating cautionary tale, and one of his best books. "
First published in Spanish in 2002, the veteran Mexican author's ebullient revival of the epistolary novel casts a frosty eye on future (and contemporary) geopolitics. Read full book review >
THIS I BELIEVE by Carlos Fuentes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Either way, This I Believe is full of pleasures. Whatever their setting, the most memorable of these pieces ably show why Fuentes has been so well regarded all these years."
An autumn-of-life exercise in taking stock by the renowned Mexican novelist and essayist (Inez, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
THE COUNTRY UNDER MY SKIN by Gioconda Belli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2002

"A luminously written, always insightful account of one woman's encounter with personal and political liberation. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
Nicaraguan poet, novelist (The Inhabited Woman, 1994), participant in, and witness to, the Nicaraguan revolution, Belli recalls with engaging candor the course of a life lived to the full. Read full book review >
IN SEARCH OF KLINGSOR by Jorge Volpi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2002

"Dizzying and prescient."
A search for one of Hitler's masterminds frames a demanding dissertation on the role of science in the horrors of the 20th century: the US debut of an author of nine previous novels and currently the director of the Mexican Culture Institute in Paris: Read full book review >