Search Results: "Alfredo Corchado"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BLACKOUT by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The solution, which depends on still further coincidence, is disappointing, but not the cat-and-mouse game between Espinosa and Aldo, the prey who doesn't know himself whether he's also a predator."
Chief Espinosa, the reflective head of Rio de Janeiro's 12th Precinct, investigates the shooting death of a homeless man identifiable only by his missing leg. Read full book review >

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A WINDOW IN COPACABANA by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"Garcia-Roza, who writes like nobody else in the world, has produced altogether the most ebullient and delightful tale of serial homicide you'll read this year."
Inspector Espinosa, the imperturbable maverick of Rio de Janeiro's 12th Precinct, matches wits with a serial killer whose path seems to be equally fortuitous. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE OF THE RAIN by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2002

"First of a most-welcome trilogy."
This 1996 Brazilian bestseller introduces a crime that isn't a crime and a detective who doesn't quite seem like a detective either. Read full book review >