Search Results: "Benjamin Moser"


BOOK REVIEW

DECEMBER HEAT by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2003

"Garcia-Roza's playful gravity, at once elegiac and laid-back, may put you in such a mystified mood that you'll forget you're reading a mystery."
An aptly titled second installment in Garcia-Roza's melancholy, surrealist trilogy about the cases of Rio de Janeiro's Inspector Espinosa (The Silence of the Rain, 2002). Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE STORIES by Clarice Lispector
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Essential and sure to turn up soon on reading lists in courses in women's studies and Jewish diaspora literature as well as Latin American writing."
"Freedom is only what can be conquered": a welcome, long overdue omnibus collection of the short stories of the great Brazilian literata. Read full book review >

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SOUTHWESTERLY WIND by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"More routine, despite its clever premise, than Espinosa's first two cases, but still a beguiling and ingenious introduction to the magical world of Garcia-Roza's Rio, in which places have considerably more solidity than people."
A prediction kicks off a gravely loopy third adventure for Rio de Janeiro's Sergeant Espinosa. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE OF THE RAIN by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2002

"First of a most-welcome trilogy."
This 1996 Brazilian bestseller introduces a crime that isn't a crime and a detective who doesn't quite seem like a detective either. Read full book review >

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BLACKOUT by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The solution, which depends on still further coincidence, is disappointing, but not the cat-and-mouse game between Espinosa and Aldo, the prey who doesn't know himself whether he's also a predator."
Chief Espinosa, the reflective head of Rio de Janeiro's 12th Precinct, investigates the shooting death of a homeless man identifiable only by his missing leg. Read full book review >

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A WINDOW IN COPACABANA by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"Garcia-Roza, who writes like nobody else in the world, has produced altogether the most ebullient and delightful tale of serial homicide you'll read this year."
Inspector Espinosa, the imperturbable maverick of Rio de Janeiro's 12th Precinct, matches wits with a serial killer whose path seems to be equally fortuitous. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Barry  Moser
by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Subtitle: A Brief History of Flight Illustrated. Read full book review >

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WE WERE BROTHERS by Barry  Moser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"With masterful narrative control, Moser reveals the narrowness of perspective as well as the limitations of memory."
This boyhood memoir reveals much more than it ever explicitly states, with its tight focus on boyhood, brotherhood, estrangement, and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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EVER HEARD OF AN AARDWOLF? by Madeline Moser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Scientific names are not given, and size, range, and habitat information is sketchy, but adventuresome readers, armed with this book, will not be shy about gathering more facts on these unlovely oddities. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
This striking collaboration between a book-making veteran and a picture-book newcomer (and father-and-daughter team) introduces 20 unusual animals, among them the zorilla, naked mole rat, viscacha, uakari, vicu§a, pangolin, and okapi. Read full book review >

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Inside the Flavor League by Paul Moser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 2016

"A conspiratorial, character-driven, and fantastically creative tale of high-end liquor and outlandish melodrama."
A satirical yarn traces the roots of a secret society monitoring and fiercely protecting the sanctity of alcoholic beverages. Read full book review >