Search Results: "Bernardo P. Carvalho"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

HAMSTER IN SPACE by Maria Carvalho
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"A repetitious children's book that's ultimately saved by its sharp understanding of kids' wacky sense of humor."
An elementary school class's hamster winds up in outer space in this debut children's book that may surprise and delight early readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOD STROLLING IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING by Mário de Carvalho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"De Carvalho graciously acknowledges the influence of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations (Lucius is their devoted admirer) in an entertaining and informative fiction similar to, and not unworthy of comparison with, Robert Graves's I, Claudius and Marguerite Yourcenar's Memoirs of Hadrian."
A God Strolling In The Cool Of The Evening ($26.95; Oct.; 265 pp.; 0-8071-2235-1): Winner of the 1996 Pegasus Prize for Literature, this novel, set in late-imperial Rome (second century a.d.), is its Portuguese author's first to appear in English. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Journey of Uncovery by Abiyah Reinha Alexanda de Carvalho
Released: March 19, 2016

"A roughly constructed work but one that never lacks honesty."
Debut author de Carvalho offers a semiautobiographical novel about a young woman's perilous journey from Africa to Europe. Read full book review >