Search Results: "Alfredo Corchado"


BOOK REVIEW

ALFREDO by Herbert A. Muenster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"An unsatisfying, intermittently offensive melodrama."
An erotic melodrama about the rise of a poor young man to wealth and power. 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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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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LA MARAVILLA by Alfredo Véa Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 1993

"VÇa's uneasy mix of magic realism, essay, tragedy, broad comedy, and didactic speech never quite blends, but each element- -like the different races thrown together in the desert—forms an integral part of this astonishing fictionalized tribute."
From attorney and onetime migrant farmworker VÇa, a bewitching debut based on childhood memories of a squatters' settlement outside 1950's Phoenix. 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 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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ADRIFT by Alfredo Fernandez
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Fernández's passions, the immediacy of his reportage from the battered Communist redoubt, and his understanding of the Cuban people's willingness to risk all for better lives make this a substantial contribution to a thorny international debate."
A compressed epic of the suffering, heroism, and determination that evinced itself in the Cuban refugee crisis of the 1990s—which in this translation carries heavy moral weight with intensely wrought, sometimes pedantic prose. Read full book review >

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Ravioli Rules by Alfred Manganiello
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 2014

"A charming use of pasta creation as a learning metaphor for managers."
A seasoned administrator employs the analogy of making ravioli to convey key team concepts in this debut business book. Read full book review >

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SOUTHWESTERLY WIND by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"More routine, despite its clever premise, than Espinosa's first two cases, but still a beguiling and ingenious introduction to the magical world of Garcia-Roza's Rio, in which places have considerably more solidity than people."
A prediction kicks off a gravely loopy third adventure for Rio de Janeiro's Sergeant Espinosa. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A passionate hymn to the power of the American Dream."
Renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist Quiñones-Hinojosa's life story is as unlikely as it is inspiring. 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 >