Search Results: "Ariel Andrés Almada"


BOOK REVIEW

WALKING THROUGH A WORLD OF AROMAS by Ariel Andrés Almada
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though the abrupt ending will raise more questions than answers, this is a grand story wrapped up in delicious packaging. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Like Water for Chocolate for the picture-book set. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHTHOUSE OF SOULS by Ariel A. Almada
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Nevertheless, it is a rather beautiful, quiet tale and smells of the salt sea. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This Spanish import opens vertically, emphasizing the height of the titular lighthouse with each double-page spread. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Call it pop sociology, gonzo journalism, or social criticism: It's all good fun."
Las Vegas, the fastest-growing city in the US, as seen by a skeptical—and often funny—journalist. Read full book review >

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THE BOILING RIVER by Andrés Ruzo
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"An earnest and well-intended effort but an outline for an adventure story more than that story itself."
A brief debut book about a young, Peruvian-born geologist's adventures in the Amazon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2006

"An imaginative plot and some lively dialogue can't overcome the forced eccentricity of the characters and their facile insights."
An unhappy performance artist imagines herself as a sacrificial lamb in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 27, 2010

"Ideal for Eat, Pray, Love fans in search of positive psychological theory."
An amateur scholar's personal exploration of the science of joy, and what her findings mean for American women. Read full book review >

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HOMELAND SECURITY ATE MY SPEECH by Ariel Dorfman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Dorfman's likening of Donald Trump to Faulkner's Flem Snopes alone is worth the price of admission, and if there's a certain sameness to the indignation piece after piece, it's a worthy addition to the library of resistance."
Chilean refugee Dorfman (Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile, 2011, etc.), long resident in the United States, turns in a spirited rebuke of things as they are. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"The experiences of one of the first outsiders to see the American Southwest still prove fresh and pertinent."
Delightful retelling of the incredible journey of a castaway Spaniard who was in turn enslaved and befriended by Native Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"This eye-opening exposure of the abuse of the indigenous peoples of America is staggering; that the mistreatment continued into the 20th century is beyond disturbing."
We all know that Christopher Columbus and his successors enslaved the natives in the New World. Reséndez (History/Univ. of California, Davis; A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca, 2009, etc.) exposes the broad brush that the "other slavery" wielded.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2009

"A big leap of artistic ambition and self-discovery; Schrag saved the best for last."
Third and final volume of the High School Comic Chronicles (Potential, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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HEADING SOUTH, LOOKING NORTH by Ariel Dorfman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"Still, Dorfman's account is slow going through the first half but picks up greatly once the dangers he faced become clear, and he has sharp insights into Chile's political situation."
Novelist Dorfman's (Konfidenz, 1995, etc.) memoir shakes up the term Latino, as he plots the course of "a hybrid, part Yankee, part Chilean, a pinch Jew, a mestizo in search of a center," who becomes an outspoken Chilean exile campaigning for the self-determination of the Americas. Read full book review >

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THE OFFICE OF MERCY by Ariel Djanikian
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"This intriguing slice of future drama ends much too soon and will leave readers begging for a sequel, if not a series."
A fascinating view of a post-apocalyptic America, penned by a first-time novelist. Read full book review >