Search Results: "Carlos Ruiz Zafón"


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MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"The Shadow of the Wind will keep you up nights—and it'll be time well spent. Absolutely marvelous."
The histories of a mysterious book and its enigmatic author are painstakingly disentangled in this yeasty Dickensian romance: a first novel by a Spanish novelist now living in the US. Read full book review >

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THE WATCHER IN THE SHADOWS by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Released: May 15, 2013

"A genuine mystery with occasional horror elements. (Historical mystery/horror. 13-18)"
Originally published in Spain, this chilling book follows the mysterious events that take place in a sleepy French coastal village in 1937. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Released: July 10, 2012

"Ruiz Zafón narrowly avoids preciousness, and the ghosts of Spain that turn up around every corner are real enough. Readers are likely to get a kick out of this improbable, oddly entertaining allegory."
The Count of Monte Cristo finds justice—after a fashion, anyway, and by the most roundabout of routes. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT PALACE by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers who value mood over all else. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fraternal twins face a frightening destiny in this Indian melodrama set in 1932 Calcutta. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL’S GAME by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2009

"A nice fit with the current craze for learned mysteries and for spooks of both the spying and the spectral kind."
Another delicious supernatural mystery from bestselling Catalan author Zafón (The Shadow of the Wind, 2005). Read full book review >

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Inborn Powers of Human Beings by Carlos Ruiz Poleo
Released: May 8, 2014

"A vague assessment of an otherwise interesting topic."
Encouragement to mix science and spirituality as a way to harness energy. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, though, there is too much philosophy here and not near enough story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book parable encourages children to ponder the notion of freedom. Read full book review >

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WHEN PENNY MET POTUS by Rachel Ruiz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"As a sweet, simple miniexplainer of a very specific bit of jargon, it works, and the election-year timing couldn't be better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A common political acronym is decoded when a young girl accompanies her mother to her White House job and meets the mysterious "POTUS." Read full book review >

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THE RUINS by Rafael Reyes-Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A stylish, jampacked tale that examines love, memory, and international identity.
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A professor of Japanese history searches for a long-lost lover while studying the Portuguese diaspora throughout Asia. 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 >