Search Results: "Andrew Hurley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE HOLY SHROUD by Julia Navarro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Terrifically lively characterizations and the author's passion for her subject make this one stand out."
An exuberant, deeply involved thriller woven around the history of the Shroud of Turin. Read full book review >

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THE WAKE by Margo Glantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Decidedly one-note, however richly sung."
A cellist attending the funeral of her renowned ex-husband is beset by conflicting emotions, in this impressionistic fiction by award-winning Mexican author Glantz (Family Tree, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 7, 2004

"Pérez-Reverte at his best is a matchless entertainer. But this, his weakest novel, is a major disappointment."
The perilous arc of a powerful woman druglord's career, painstakingly traced by the Spanish author of such brainteasing thrillers as The Club Dumas (1998) and The Seville Communion (1999). Read full book review >

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DEAR FIRST LOVE by Zoé Valdés
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"There's a lot going on here, but it's still the least successful of Valdés's work yet."
This ambitious third novel from the Havana author (I Gave You All I Had, 1999, etc.) is, like its predecessors, a bold criticism of the ongoing Cuban Revolution's repressive social controls and a forthright (in fact, X-rated) celebration of uncontrollable sexual passion. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF SUMMER by Reinaldo Arenas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Excessive, redundant, chaotic, and absolutely necessary. And if Fifo ever gets hold of a copy, he'll be swallowing his cigars."
Fourth volume of the late (1943-90) Cuban writer's semiautobiographical "pentagony" (Arenas's word), written in 1991 as part of a five-volume sequence (The Palace of White Skunks, 1990, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEST by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"This superficial robin's-eye view of a year does not really get off the ground. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hurley's penchant for textile design is clearly apparent in this debut picture book. Read full book review >

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FETCH by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Attractive and crisp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
At the beach, a dog's game of fetch becomes an exploration of the natural environment. Read full book review >

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HOP by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Minimal text yields maximum effect in this book of nonfiction for the very youngest children. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
Children who have seen bunnies frolic in their backyards, scamper across the lawn of a park, or roam in fields in their imaginations will find Hurley's latest charming and informative in equal measure. Read full book review >

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RIBBIT by Jorey Hurley
by Jorey Hurley, illustrated by Jorey Hurley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A visually impressive, mostly well-executed offering. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
The life cycle of a frog is shown with illustrations and minimal words in this picture book. Read full book review >

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PASSIONARIES by Tonya Hurley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A terrific second volume. (Paranormal thriller. 14 & up)"
Revered by some, hunted by others, Lucy, Cecilia and Agnes may have survived the staggering violence that claimed Sebastian's life, but their hopes of returning to any semblance of normal after the events at Precious Blood are quickly and quite decisively dashed (Precious Blood, 2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"A fine primer for patients, but also instructive for anyone interested in the social/environmental determinants of disease."
Updates on the growing prevalence of diabetes, putative contributing factors, current treatments and ways of prevention. Read full book review >