Search Results: "Alvaro Fernandez"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 4, 2013

"A stimulating, challenging resource, full of solid information and practical tips for improving brain health."
In this revised second edition, Fernandez, Goldberg (The New Executive Brain, 2009, etc.), and Michelon (Max Your Memory, 2011) provide extensive information to help readers optimize their brain power and performance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAQROLL by Alvaro Mutis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1992

"Intriguing, then, though the drumming artifice keeps you distant."
Elegant, overworldly (in that relentless manner a certain strain of Latin American who, me, provincial? writing has: ``Not Kazan or Kanpur or Aleppo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY TO BROOKLYN by Rajiv  Fernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The perfect baby-shower gift for Brooklyn hipsters, but all others, including the core baby-toddler audience, should 'Fuhgeddaboudit.' (Board book. 1-3)"
A baby's everyday world is paired with the sites and trends of Brooklyn, New York. Read full book review >

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Hawai'i in War and Peace by Bill Fernandez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2015

"Engrossing and identifiable."
A young teen at a Hawaiian military school near the end of World War II contemplates his future in Fernandez's (Kaua'i Kids in Peace and War, 2013, etc.) autobiographical series.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cult of Ku by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2016

"An edifying novel that explores cultural conflicts in Hawaii between the world wars that is hampered by an overly ambitious, frequently turbid plot."
Fernandez (Kapa'a, 2015, etc.) incorporates Hawaiian history, folklore, and labor struggles into a 1920-set mystery packed with violence and murder.Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF MAQROLL by Alvaro Mutis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1995

"Good on mood and atmosphere; but, like those restaurants with a view and only so-so food, it lacks the essential substance."
Colombian-born Mutis continues in baroque prose the saga of his seafaring hero Maqroll (Maqroll, 1992) with a narrative reminiscent of Conrad and John Buchan, but without the insights of the former or the excitement of the latter. Read full book review >

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Kaua'i Kids in Peace and War by Bill Fernandez
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"A fresh take on 1930s and '40s Hawaii, with a story of childhood that will likely resonate with readers of any culture or era."
Fernandez's (Rainbows Over Kapa'a, 2009) autobiographical account of his childhood on a Hawaiian island, from the 1930s to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN HAWAII by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2017

"While aspects of the story do not always sizzle, this book delivers plenty of enticing history.
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An attorney finds trouble in paradise in this crime novel set in 1930s Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Of interest to those already committed to the unrestrained-market platform. But will the caudillos, comunistas, and capitalistas listen?"
The generals have gone, the bosses are barely hanging on, the reds have been driven off. Can the free market now save Latin America from itself? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Wake Up—God’s Talking to You by Manny Dean Fernandez
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2014

"Although this Christian-themed guide lacks specific how tos, it may still inspire readers to pay closer attention to their dreams."
A Bible teacher with a passion for studying dreams tells of his lifelong interest in what he believes are unique messages from God. Read full book review >