Search Results: "Aarón Sánchez"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"For Sánchez fans and those unafraid to fire up their taste buds like a pro."
Popular Food Network personality, restaurant owner and executive chef Sánchez (La Comida del Barrio, 2003) infuses personal history and big flavors into more than a dozen fiery components of Mexican cuisine. Read full book review >

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MOGADOR by Alberto Ruy Sánchez
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Memorable novella about being both untouched and seized—all described in prose that mixes dreamy arabesque with crystalline precision."
Sensuous evocation of the climate and geometry of desire—the amorous dreams people evoke all unknowing in one another—set in Morocco, by the Mexican critic and writer. Read full book review >

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FEMINIST AND ABOLITIONIST by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Flawed as it is, readers may still find this portrait of the little-known, remarkable revolutionary of interest. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Despite the publisher's description of this as a biography, it is rather a finely detailed historical novel that sticks closely to the facts of this little-known Latin American activist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2001

"Although heartwarming, the abrupt ending leaves the reader a little shortchanged, since the authors do not reveal if the most successful defector has any lingering homesickness or loyalty to Cuba—an intriguing premise only hinted at in the epilogue."
Yankee pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernández is the focal point of this informative, behind-the-scenes look at the role of baseball in US-Cuban relations. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL HABITS OF RABBITS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Small and friendly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Florian's whimsical poem is set against a plethora, indeed a veritable multitude, of rabbits. Read full book review >

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VICTUS by Albert Sánchez Piñol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"With extraordinarily gut-wrenching descriptions of bayonets, bloodshed and battle, and the terrors and tribulations inflicted upon besieged Barcelonians, Piñol makes real a tragedy that shaped Spain and Europe."
Imagining himself into the mind of a military engineer, Piñol (Pandora in the Congo, 2009, etc.) draws an epic tale from the 1714 Siege of Barcelona. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER by Erika L. Sánchez
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"This gritty contemporary novel about an unlikable first-generation Mexican-American teen fails to deliver as a coming-of-age journey. (Fiction. 14-17)"
After the death of her dutiful older sister, Olga, Julia must deal with grieving parents and the discovery that her sister was keeping secrets. Read full book review >

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SISTER DAY! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Nice for family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Using her large imagination, a little girl shows how much she loves her busy big sister. Read full book review >

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THE ALTOGETHER UNEXPECTED DISAPPEARANCE OF ATTICUS CRAFTSMAN by Mame Sánchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A novel that defies categorization in both positive and negative ways, but it's sure never boring."
When a wealthy British publisher decides to fire the staff of his Spanish literary magazine, he sends his son to Madrid to deal with the mess. Chaos ensues. Read full book review >

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HERE I AM by Patti Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"Sánchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It's The Arrival for younger readers. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Beautiful, evocative pictures tell the story of a boy who comes from an Asian land to a big U.S. city. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN FLOWER by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2005

"The illustrations in luscious tropical colors, with shapes and patterns (especially spirals) reminiscent of pre-Columbian art, are perfect. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
The island of Puerto Rico, originally called Boriquén by its Taino inhabitants, was once, according to legend, a barren mountain. Read full book review >

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COLD SKIN by Albert Sánchez Piñol
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"Engrossing. For a novel that is as much parable as it is thriller, its impact is surprisingly emotional."
Published in Barcelona in 2002 and translated into 15 languages, this debut novel is a kind of Robinson Crusoe seen through dark glass. Read full book review >