Search Results: "Carlos María Domínguez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF PAPER by Carlos María Domínguez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A brisk, evocative mystery for book-lovers who may feel bound to read it twice."
A swift, jaunty literary mystery. Read full book review >

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DYING UNFINISHED by María Espinosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A fierce novel that explores the topography of passion and grace."
A lyrical novel that takes place over three generations and that reminds us of the arduousness, and even desolation, of love relationships—between husband and wife, spouse and lover, mother and daughter. Read full book review >

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Released: April 24, 1995

"A compelling debut with prose that sometimes stumbles but more often soars in describing human suffering and faith."
A lyrical coming-of-age novel about the bleak, hand-to-mouth existence of migrant workers and the power of the human spirit to rise above adversity. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE JAGUAR by Michele Domínguez Greene
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"This jaguar snores, not roars, as flat, stereotyped characters and a storyline that reads like most primetime television dramas ruin a great premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Combining ancient mysticism with urban Los Angeles, author Greene, formerly an actress on L.A. Law, introduces novice crime-fighter Martika Gálvez. Read full book review >

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LONGING by María Espinosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A powerfully written tale of very messy lives, with all their sordid goings-on spotlightedbut with no shading for relief or credibility."
A vivid if overwrought portrait of another emotionally fragile, sensitive young woman who's saved from self- destructiveand often plain dumbbehavior by finding herself. Read full book review >

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THE TIME IN BETWEEN by María Dueñas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Middlebrow and breezy. A perfect beach read, if a touch off-season, unless you're headed for Casablanca and its waters."
"You wore blue. The Germans wore gray." So quoth Humphrey Bogart's character in Casablanca, the tutelary spirit behind bestselling Spanish debut novelist Dueñas' high-minded historical soap. Read full book review >

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BOTTLES BREAK by Nancy María Grande Tabor
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The book ends with addresses, telephone numbers, and web sites where children of alcoholics can get help. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An earnest and overwrought attempt at bibliotherapy, with strikingly fine illustrations. Read full book review >

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE DREAM by Alejandro Grattan-Domínguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A not particularly distinguished up-by-the-bootstraps, yearning-for-a-place debut noveland never as powerful as it wants to be."
A standard-issue epic tale of two Mexican-American families pitched hither and yon by the historical vicissitudes of the mid- 20th century. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 5, 1997

A Mexican-American teenager comes to terms with his melting- pot heritage—in a labored and predictable picaresque tale from the author of The Dark Side of the Dream (1995). Read full book review >

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MY MAMA'S LITTLE RANCH ON THE PAMPAS by María Cristina Brusca
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Endpapers explain the southern hemisphere's seasons and some Argentine terms for foods, dances, etc., with pronunciation; energetic watercolors with angular forms recalling Dirk Zimmer's characters nicely evoke the setting. (Autobiography/Picture book. 4-8)"
In a sequel to On the Pampas (1991), which described a childhood summer on her grandparents' ranch, Brusca relates a year's events on the small ranch her mother purchased to raise cattle, and where the family spent holidays and weekends. Read full book review >

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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 >