Search Results: "Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa"


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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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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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THE VALLEY / ESTAMPAS DEL VALLE by Rolando Hinojosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2014

"Acquiring full force in the context of the story cycle to which they gave birth, Estampas del Valle/The Valley are essential texts for students of borderlands and Mexican-American literature."
Reissue, in one volume, of the stories that inaugurated Hinojosa's (Creative Writing/Univ. of Texas) long-running Klail City Death Trip series. Read full book review >

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RAISING RAUL by Maria Hinojosa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 1999

"A lusty tale of coming to womanhood that reconciles past and complex present in a way that will resonate with all women, Latina or no. (Author tour)"
A salsa-spiced memoir of a "Latina gringa," who struggles with career, marriage, motherhood, and the push-pull of her Mexican heritage vs. the ambitious, independent woman formed in "gringo-landia"—the United States. Read full book review >

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HECTIC ETHICS by Francisco Hinojosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

Eight satirical stories chosen from three collections previously published by an award-winning Mexican writer. 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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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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MIRROR IMAGE by Ice-T
Released: May 7, 2013

"A noir for fans of Ice-T, with lots of excremental swearing and raunchy epithets."
Working with a new co-author, rapper, reality TV star and Law & Order: SVU actor Ice-T has produced his second gangster thriller (Kings of Vice, 2011). 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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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 >