Search Results: "Alfredo Belli"


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SPEED BONNIE BOAT by Alfredo Belli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2017

"A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An illustrated version of the ever popular Scottish "Skye Boat Song," with added lyrics and historical background. Read full book review >

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GODS GO BEGGING by Alfredo Véa
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For those willing to suspend disbelief, then, an instructive and angry portrait of the deforming psychological effects of violence and poverty."
An ambitious, complex story tracing the efforts of several men and women to put the horrors of Vietnam behind them—and to find a way to curtail the violence convulsing contemporary America. Read full book review >

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MIDNIGHT IN MEXICO by Alfredo Corchado
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 2013

"People are willing to do anything about Latin America other than read about it, or so it's been said. This is one book about Latin America that merits attention."
Mexico-born U.S. journalist Corchado frames a portrait of a torn nation within an account of escaping his own murder. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE DIABLO DIARY by Joseph Belli
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 31, 2017

"Informative, provocative, and engaging, if somewhat out of date."
A debut that blends personal essays and natural history to describe a mountain range in California. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2007

"A pleasure for the armchair traveler and old Cuba hands alike—except those who'll be maddened by Estrada's refusal to take sides."
A canción de amor to a stereotyped, lovely lost city. Read full book review >

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THE INHABITED WOMAN by Gioconda Belli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Lavinia is the Everywoman of the 21st century, searching for a balance between the extremes of violence and privilege."
This book, by a highly regarded Central American poet, is an intelligent romance, an action-adventure with considerable depth. Read full book review >

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THE SCROLL OF SEDUCTION by Gioconda Belli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An intricate, sexy historical narrative, exploring the triumph of individual will over masculine coercion."
Nicaraguan poet, novelist and memoirist Belli (The Country Under My Skin, 2002, etc.) offers a beguiling feminist take on the frustrated life of a 15th-century Spanish queen. Read full book review >

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DECEMBER HEAT by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2003

"Garcia-Roza's playful gravity, at once elegiac and laid-back, may put you in such a mystified mood that you'll forget you're reading a mystery."
An aptly titled second installment in Garcia-Roza's melancholy, surrealist trilogy about the cases of Rio de Janeiro's Inspector Espinosa (The Silence of the Rain, 2002). Read full book review >

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THE MEXICAN FLYBOY by Alfredo Véa Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2016

"A lush fantasy in which a man must unwind time itself to right the world's wrongs."
A Mexican Vietnam vet searches for redemption through magic after he discovers an ancient time machine. Read full book review >

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EITHER SIDE OF THE LOTUS by Raymond Belli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2009

"An uneven but occasionally entertaining bit of juvenilia."
A patient uncovers sinister goings-on at a mental hospital in this overwrought fantasy. Read full book review >

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INFINITY IN THE PALM OF HER HAND by Gioconda Belli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2009

"A realistic portrayal of the children of a laissez-faire God."
Belli (The Scroll of Seduction, 2007, etc.) profiles the First Woman. Read full book review >