Search Results: "Las Comadres Para Las Americas"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A beautiful evocation of love, friendship and community."
An anthology celebrating sisterhood and the special bonds that connect Latinas from diverse backgrounds. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1990

A bilingual book with 12 traditional songs (nine from Puerto Rico) that exemplify traditions of the season, with pleasant but undistinguished illustrations showing modern observances in comfortable Caribbean homes. Read full book review >

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LEAVING LAS VEGAS by John O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Transitions are occasionally awkward, but the story's mostly affecting—characters with little hope are given their due but aren't cheapened with an excess of optimism or sentimentality."
Gritty first novel about the bittersweet relationship between a brutalized prostitute and a boozer at the tail end of his last binge: a stark and plausible account of life on the hard-luck side of town. Read full book review >

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MICKEY OF LAS VEGAS by Sharon Alberta Lee
Released: June 29, 2008

"In general, the information overload isdifficult for an adult to digest let alone a young reader.A valuable lesson in need of streamlining."
This wordy children's tale follows a show dog in Las Vegas whose lack of talent and huge appetiteleads to eventual retirement in Sun City. Read full book review >

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STILL LIFE LAS VEGAS by James Sie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Tries too hard to do too much but is likable anyway."
A boy with a tragic past comes of age in Las Vegas. Read full book review >

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INSIDE LAS VEGAS by Mario Puzo
Released: April 1, 1977

"Even readers put off by Puzo's admiringly clear-eyed love for the meretricious will find themselves turning one page more."
When Don Puzo moves in on Las Vegas, he's not striving for art but something like that emerges. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"Twenty years of anecdotes from a terrific storyteller add up to a very entertaining behind-the-scenes perspective on Las Vegas."
A longtime Las Vegas resident shares stories, photos and history from the promotions- and-publicity side in a memoir about Sin City. Read full book review >

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LAS VEGAS TURNAROUND by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2017

"A finely drawn, menacing tale that effectively understates its flashy locale."
In Johnson's debut thriller, a sizable, hidden stash of cash triggers greed, deceit, and murder among a group of Las Vegans in the mid-1980s. Read full book review >

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The Las Vegas Madam by Jami Rodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"Not always sure of its own stance on escorts, this book still offers an effective behind-the-scenes tour."
A debut memoir describes how a small-town Christian girl ends up running a Las Vegas escort agency, charging up to $1,500 an hour. Read full book review >

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VIVA LAS VENGEANCE by Daniel Klein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Jarringly unfunny, and not much of a mystery either."
Fresh off a fling with costar Ann-Margret, an agitated Elvis Presley (Blue Suede Clues, 2002, etc.) decides to take a break in Vegas, out of whining range of the increasingly petulant Priscilla, his teenaged paramour. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Not all the pieces are as good, but the volume adds up to a valuable snapshot of America's fastest-growing city. (For another tour of Las Vegas, see David Thomson, In Nevada, p. 1213.)"
A mixed bag of essays, mostly good, on America's strangest city. Read full book review >

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THE DISCIPLE OF LAS VEGAS by Ian Hamilton
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Swashbuckling Ava who, like Modesty Blaise, seems best suited to comic-book action, is slated for a second appearance. Unless superheroines on caffeine are your dish, you can safely give Ava a miss."
The debut of a lesbian forensic accountant with Bruce Lee skills and a much-stamped passport. Read full book review >