Search Results: "Ana Menéndez"


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ADIOS, HAPPY HOMELAND! by Ana Menéndez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Part love song to Cuban literature and lore, part Borgesian encyclopedia of the subspecies of flight, part questioning of the very conditions of fiction-making—and all charming."
A deft, playful collection of linked stories about migration, flight, (mis)translation, the joys and disfigurements of myth—that is, about Cuba. Read full book review >

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IN CUBA I WAS A GERMAN SHEPHERD by Ana Menéndez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A pointed rendering of the human need to idealize what was in order to live with what is."
A debut collection from Miami Herald reporter Menéndez: interconnected stories about Cuban exiles' feelings of displacement in Miami. Read full book review >

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LOVING CHE by Ana Menéndez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"On balance, convincing and compelling."
A professional woman tries to discover whether her father was really Che Guevara, in a first novel by storywriter Menéndez (In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd, 2001). Read full book review >

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THE LAST WAR by Ana Menéndez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2009

"A quietly piercing cultural and philosophical think-piece, comparable in its low-key, allusive moodiness to a European art-house movie."
Suspicions regarding her absent husband lead a news photographer into meditation on self-knowledge and conflict in Menéndez's latest (Loving Che, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT EATER by Ana Juan
by Ana Juan, illustrated by Ana Juan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An engaging tale, made even more memorable by Juan's distinctive style and vision. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The illustrator of Campbell Geeslin's Elena's Serenade (2003) again folds humorous and theatrical elements into mystical, surrealist art for an original tale imbued with folkloric overtones. Read full book review >

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IF YOU SEE A COW by Ana Larranaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A bright and worthy addition to the board-book stack. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn how to greet animals. Read full book review >

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Maidin Iron by Ana Padilla
Released: April 20, 2012

"A confident, witty tale of triumph and sacrifice."
A bold, inspiring debut memoir by the first female ironworker in the state of New Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE PALACE OF JUSTICE by Ana Carrigan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"An unsparing and convincingly documented tract that could do for Colombia what Zola's J'accuse did for France."
An expatriate journalist's vivid, authoritative, and righteously indignant account of a defining moment in the troubled, turbulent history of Colombia. Read full book review >

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PEEL MY LOVE LIKE AN ONION by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Observant and witty, if not altogether exceptional: Castillo creates a poignant portrait of passion lost and regained."
Castillo (Loverboys, 1996, etc.) covers familiar territory here—the trials and tribulations of passion, displacement, and cultural identity—but offers a pleasing combination of the light and cheeky with the lyrically romantic. Read full book review >

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LOVERBOYS by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Only occasionally missing the mark (there are some failed narrative experiments), Castillo offers a substantial and noteworthy first collection, both honest and witty in its portrayal of love among the exiled. (Author tour)"
While explicitly probing the politics of otherness, this debut collection of 26 stories from Chicago writer Castillo (So Far from God, 1993, etc.) also concerns itself with the universal patterns of love. Read full book review >

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SO FAR FROM GOD by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1993

"Storytelling skills and humor allow Castillo to integrate essaylike folklore sections (herbal curing, saint carving, cooking)—while political material (community organizing, toxic chemicals, feminism, the Gulf War) is delivered with unabashed directness and usually disarming charm."
Chicana writer Castillo (whose reputation until now has been mostly regional) brings a warm, sometimes biting but not bitter feminist consciousness to the wondrous, tragic, and engaging lives of a New Mexico mother and her four fated daughters. Read full book review >

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DOWN THE WORMHOLE by Ana Franco
Released: March 17, 2015

"A nifty concept that's not well-executed; mythology fans have better options."
Debut YA fantasy à la Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. Read full book review >