Search Results: "Ana Tortajada"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Evocative of a time and place, but events have rendered this dated."
A Spanish journalist's day-by-day account of her experiences during the summer of 2000 among Afghan refugees in Pakistan, and of her daring venture into Afghanistan to learn more. 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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PET SHOP REVOLUTION by Ana Juan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An unsettling outing, with none of the dreamy lyricism that illuminated the artist's earlier Night Eater (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
This tale of a harsh pet-store owner who turns over a new leaf would be uplifting were it not so frightening. 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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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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BLACK DOVE by Ana Castillo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"There are points when the writing veers from emotional into overly sentimental. However, Castillo succeeds more often than she fails, and her book provides a compassionate look at those crossing points in our shared lives."
A memoir of a writer—single, bisexual, mother, feminist—and her thoughts on social injustices, culture, and families. Read full book review >

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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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I ASK THE IMPOSSIBLE by Ana Castillo
Released: March 27, 2001

"Energetic, down-to-earth."
"I ask the impossible: love me forever," Castillo's second collection begins. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"Stiff goods that didn't export well."
Bahia, Brazil's colonial capital until the mid-1700s, is the setting for Brazilian first-novelist Miranda's historical tome- -which spins itself around the central action of a murderous power play by one political faction against a more enlightened one. 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 GUARDIANS by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"A nuanced, vibrant look at the American experience through Mexican-American eyes."
Pride and tragedy unfold in this tale of Mexican Americans navigating the artificial border that splits their ancestral homeland. Read full book review >