Search Results: "Antonio Ruiz-Camacho"


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BAREFOOT DOGS by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A nimble debut that demonstrates not a singular narrative voice but a realistic chorus of them."
When the patriarch of a large, wealthy clan in Mexico City is kidnapped, it leads the family to an unintentional diaspora. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BEAR by Ron Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2003

"Ruiz, a practicing California DA, creates a warts-and-all protagonist for his third outing (Giuseppe Rocco, 1998, etc.): you may not always like Gabby, but you'll probably find yourself rooting for him."
A notably different courtroom drama in which a young Mexican-American battles overwhelming odds to become a lawyer, then a good lawyer, and finally—sadly enough—a successful one. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR THE REVOLUTION by Rudy Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Well-executed stories that offer fresh perspectives on long-standing societal problems."
Seven short stories explore the hard lives of Latinos and the fraught relations between their native and adopted countries. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMRUNNER by Janet Ruiz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2017

"A unique psychic adventure full of 1980s teen tropes."
In this debut YA urban-fantasy novel, a teenage girl begins astral-projecting in her sleep. Read full book review >

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TERMINAL POINT by K.M. Ruiz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"If this book sounds appealing, then read Mind Storm first to avoid at least some of the confusion."
Continuation of Mind Storm (2011) as "psions," mutants with psychic powers, battle it out over the fate of humanity. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, though, there is too much philosophy here and not near enough story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book parable encourages children to ponder the notion of freedom. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Alluring, wordless enchantment. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Many visual stories play out during the night, between the time that a child falls asleep and then awakens. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SUICIDES by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Another strong effort by the Spanish novelist, who again sets us up for the next installment of the series with a tantalizing ending."
In frigid Barcelona, senior members of a cosmetics company are dying by what appears to be suicide, each having received an email warning accompanied by a disturbing photo of dead dogs hanging from a tree. Read full book review >

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WHEN PENNY MET POTUS by Rachel Ruiz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"As a sweet, simple miniexplainer of a very specific bit of jargon, it works, and the election-year timing couldn't be better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A common political acronym is decoded when a young girl accompanies her mother to her White House job and meets the mysterious "POTUS." Read full book review >

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THE RUINS by Rafael Reyes-Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A stylish, jampacked tale that examines love, memory, and international identity.
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A professor of Japanese history searches for a long-lost lover while studying the Portuguese diaspora throughout Asia. Read full book review >

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REQUIEM by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1994

"And yet the streamlike writing, spliced by endless commas, contains a charm that shines through the monochrome."
A short, food-filled fictional walk in and around the city of Lisbon by a distinguished Italian author and translator of Portuguese that culminates in a dream-time meeting with an unnamed writer who one assumes the poet Fernando Pessoa. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHER IN THE SHADOWS by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Released: May 15, 2013

"A genuine mystery with occasional horror elements. (Historical mystery/horror. 13-18)"
Originally published in Spain, this chilling book follows the mysterious events that take place in a sleepy French coastal village in 1937. Read full book review >