Search Results: "Alfred Mac Adams"


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WHO KILLED PALOMINO MOLERO? by Alfred Mac Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1987

"More in the vein of Aunt Julia and the Screenwriter than his other recent novels, the playfulness is the thing here, and hard to resist."
A comic police-procedural, of all things—far lighter in tone than the equally investigatory The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta but also a better example of how deftly and smartly Vargas Llosa can cut the fictional cards (and how deeply he's been thinking about the properties of narrative). Read full book review >

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THE REAL LIFE OF ALEJANDRO MAYTA by Mario Vargas Llosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1985

"But to North American readers, this book, like its predecessor, may seem not quite worth all the authorial effort."
Like Vargas Llosa's previous book, The War of the End of the World, this (far-more-readable) novel uses the illusions of revolution as its text and pretext: the subject is the reconstruction of the life and the impulses of a small-time Peruvian Trotskyite who got involved only once—but disastrously—in action. Read full book review >

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ONLY ONE THING MISSING by Luis Manuel Ruiz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Chilling, eerie, and sophisticated: a marvelously constructed tale that keeps you guessing until the very end (which does not disappoint)."
Spaniard Ruiz's English-language debut, winner of this year's International Prize, reveals the nightmare world of a young Spanish widow whose dreams spring to life and drive her to the verge of insanity. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS DIFFERENCES by Mac Laird
Released: May 27, 2010

"A worthwhile read that focuses on the daily lives of Indians and colonists rather than on famous historical events."
American Indians and colonial settlers struggle to understand each other in Virginia of 1700. Read full book review >

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IRRITABLE HEARTS by Mac McClelland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"McClelland's candor and empathy are admirable, but this would have benefited from more editorial shaping."
Sprawling memoir of an adventurous journalist's experiences with PTSD. Read full book review >

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FINDING BUCK McHENRY by Alfred Slote
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"A solid, accessible, rewarding story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Contriving, remarkably, to fashion a second thoughtful yet entertaining sports story around baseball cards (cf. Read full book review >

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THE MELANCHOLY OF DEPARTURE by Alfred DePew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"A voice somewhat too slick for its own brave sympathies."
Winner of this year's Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, DePew has impressive skills at hair-down narration and offhand wisdoms. Read full book review >

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GLORY by Alfred Coppel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A bland and ponderous opener."
Thriller-writer Coppel's only previous sf appearance was Dark December (1960); this one kicks off a far-future story-cycle about ancient, starships that, impelled to relativistic velocities by faster-than-light tachyon particles striking their solar sails, spend hundreds of years wafting cargo between far-flung colonies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1992

"A compelling account of the relentless incursion into one of the earth's last frontiers, and a determined call for calm and reason amidst the clamor of increasingly belligerent antagonists. (Photographs and maps—not seen.)"
A well-organized, carefully researched, and fascinating study of the devastation of the Amazon rain forest; by Margolis, a Newsweek correspondent for eight years in Brazil. Read full book review >

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10 THINGS I CAN SEE FROM HERE by Carrie Mac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"With Maeve, Mac delivers a character who's heartwarmingly real and sympathetic, and her story provides a much needed mirror for anxious queer girls everywhere. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A white teen with severe anxiety struggles to manage her mental health and finds joy in a budding relationship with a new girlfriend. Read full book review >