Search Results: "Bernardo Atxaga"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LONE MAN by Bernardo Atxaga
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 20, 1997

"Why?"
Introspection takes precedence over action, and even characterization in this sluggish 1994 novel by the celebrated Spanish author of Obabakoak (translation 1993). Read full book review >

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SEVEN HOUSES IN FRANCE by Bernardo Atxaga
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Like Heart of Darkness, with which similarities abound, this narrative is both tragic and traumatic."
The title alludes to the brutal exploitation of rubber-tappers in the early-20th-century Congo, for Capt. Lalande Biran of the Belgian Force Publique has promised his Parisian wife seven houses with the proceeds of his licit and illicit dealings. Read full book review >

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OBABAKOAK by Bernardo Atxaga
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"The work of an original voice and a considerable talent: a debut that's as delightful as it is disturbing, and full of surprises."
Distinctive, subtle storytelling in a wide-ranging yet curiously cohesive novel, awarded the Spanish National Prize for Literature, from Basque writer Atxaga. Read full book review >

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LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT by Anilú Bernardo
FICTION
Released: Dec. 30, 1998

"Everything's a little too easy and neat, but Maggie's veering from sensible to silly will comfort teenagers who do the same. (Fiction. 12-14)"
paper 1-55885-259-X A cardboard romance enlivened slightly by its Cuban-American milieu. Read full book review >

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UN DÍA CON MIS TÍAS/A DAY WITH MY AUNTS by Anilú Bernardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"While not an essential purchase for libraries, it will be useful in collections with an emphasis on family traditions and togetherness. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Isabel loves spending her Saturdays with her aunts, tías Dulce, Rosa and Clara. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1996

"Wait for the movie—and pray to whatever gods there be that it won't have a voice-over narration."
Earthy, overheated first novel, on the theme of Latin American machismo and its discontents, by a Cuban-born author whom we're invited to compare with Laura Esquivel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD IN A SECOND by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"The book's extra-large trim is the perfect format for this mesmerizing vision of a thrillingly expansive world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even "while you turn the pages of this book, the world doesn't stop…." Read full book review >

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DON'T CROSS THE LINE! by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The takeaway is an important one: peaceful questioning of authority can lead to quiet revolution. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An armed guard stands in the gutter of the book, refusing passage to the other side no matter how much the growing crowd pleads. Read full book review >