Search Results: "Amor Towles"


BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF CIVILITY by Amor Towles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2011

"An elegant, pithy performance by a first-time novelist who couldn't seem more familiar with his characters or territory."
Manhattan in the late 1930s is the setting for this saga of a bright, attractive and ambitious young woman whose relationships with her insecure roommate and the privileged Adonis they meet in a jazz club are never the same after an auto accident. Read full book review >

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A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility (2011)."
Sentenced to house arrest in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal for writing a poem deemed to encourage revolt, Count Alexander Rostov nonetheless lives the fullest of lives, discovering the depths of his humanity. Read full book review >

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Roma Amor by Sherry Christie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"The first installment in a page-turning saga that revisits the heroes and villains of the grandest city of the ancient world."
A historical novel of secrets and betrayal in first-century Rome, the first in an episodic series about the infamous, mad Caesars of the early Roman Empire. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"En general las cartas, fotos y originales descripciones de la experiencia Mexicana le agregan los necesarios elementos para hacer de esta una memorable historia."
El debut como biógrafa de Violeta Barrett narra a través de cartas y fotos la verdadera historia de una excitante aventura de amor entre una turista estadounidense y un guía local, situada en el país de México en la época de 1950. Read full book review >

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A NATION OF AMOR by Christopher McConnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"The mix rarely melds into a satisfying narrative: too disjointed for traditional readers, while shallow characterizations and stereotypes will disappoint the more literary-minded."
Social melodrama set in Chicago's Puerto Rican neighborhood, where the Latin Kings street gang, real-estate developers, and ambitious politicians battle for turf and where an alternative school may provide a chance: an ambitious but flawed debut. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2013

"An adventurously presented story that doesn't quite have the adventure to match."
Three lifelong friends journey from 1960s Lima, Peru, to Holland in this structurally inventive Spanish-language debut novel. Read full book review >

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AMOR AND PSYCHO by Carolyn Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"Cooke writes with passion, empathy and considerable humor as her characters face life-changing issues of divorce, illness, self-destruction and impending death."
Erotic, whimsical, profound—almost all of Cooke's stories illustrate what Matthew Arnold terms "the eternal note of sadness." Read full book review >

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BEFORE YOU WERE HERE, MI AMOR by Samantha R. Vamos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This Spanish-flavored introduction, with its universal message of love for new babies and siblings, will become a favorite among growing bilingual families. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A new baby is welcomed by the entire family as Mami recounts everything that happened in preparation for and anticipation of the little one's arrival. Read full book review >