Search Results: "Carlos Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"Harrison deftly marshals the intricate details of battle, hardship and victory."
Versatile journalist and author Harrison (The Power of Business en Español: 7 Fundamental Keys to Unlocking the Potential of the Spanish-Language Hispanic Market, 2007, etc.) explores the moving microcosm of pride and patriotism within a Mexican-American Illinois railroad community. Read full book review >

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RUBEN’S JUNGLE/LA SELVA DE RUBEN by Carlos Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"Librarians will likely want to shelve this one not with the picture books but rather with the AV kits for listening centers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple and repetitive tale of a boy whose dream visit to the jungle rewards him with a clutch of stuffed animals is full of soothing blue and green swatches and features a cheerfully cartoonish Ruben and his animal friends. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A SEASON TO BEE by Carlos Aponte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Little fashion bugs deserve better. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Fashion Week starring insects. Read full book review >

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COLIN HARRISON
by Gregory McNamee

In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DISTANT RELATIONS by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 1982

"So—though patient readers may find themselves gradually appreciating the meditative yet tough-minded approach here, the mode of ruminant distillation—this novel is one of Fuentes' less successful experiments: anemic when it attempts to be limpid and (even more so than usual with Fuentes) without the controlled craft to match its ambition."
Fuentes rarely sets an easy task for himself in his novels; usually, in fact, he takes on some sociological, political, or philosophical enormity. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1964

"The publishers will support it accordingly."
Seventy-one years old, wasted and sick with a degrading intestinal affliction, Artemio Cruz lies in bed and remembers — remembers and lives while the priest administers extreme Unction. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER UNBORN by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1989

"Fuentes, sometimes too erudite for his own good, gets it together here—developing an inventive literary conceit into a multilayered meditation on the plight of contemporary Mexico."
A postmodern extravaganza narrated by a fetus: his conception on Twelfth Night begins the book and his birth on Columbus Day ends it, and in between those two events is a feast of language concerning a despoiled Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1990

"Fuentes' fans may appreciate his wire-walking here, while others will be reminded of better things he's done."
This second collection (Burnt Water, 1980) of five long stories from Fuentes (Christopher Unborn, The Old Gringo, etc.) is full of sound, fury, and various linguistic innovations, as well as a sustained meditation on the relationship between art and life. Read full book review >

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Love, or The Witches of Windward Circle by Carlos Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A decidedly dark tale for those with funny bones, strong stomachs, and open minds."
Love, lust, and the occult combine in Allende's deliciously humorous debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2002

"Lucid and gracious, ably portraying one man's lifelong passion. (b&w photos)"
A middle-aged man cheerfully shares his love of deep-sea fishing. Read full book review >