Search Results: "Carmen Laforet"


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NADA by Carmen Laforet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Poignant but not outstanding."
Published in 1944, now reissued in a new translation, this influential first novel by prize-winning Spanish author Laforet (1921-2004) describes one hellish year in the life of a young woman. Read full book review >

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LEAVING TABASCO by Carmen Boullosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Vivid but incoherent."
A coming-of-ager set in a small Mexican town, from the author of They're Cows, We're Pigs (1997). Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

This liberally illustrated survival tale makes reading as compelling as any of the recent accounts of Ernest Shackleton's contemporaneous ventures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Not necessarily uplifting, but often oddly entertaining—certainly more so than Giorgio's Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist (2003), which Aguirre's reminiscences complement."
A sentimental education among anarchists, Trotskyists and Tupamaros. Read full book review >

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THEY'RE COWS, WE'RE PIGS by Carmen Boullosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Garc°a M†rquez's laurels remain undisturbed. (Author tour)"
They're Cows, We're Pigs ($22.00; May 1997; 192 pp.; 0-8021-1610-8): This first English translation of a popular Mexican author reputedly akin to Garc°a M†rquez is in fact a tedious tale (set mainly in the 17th-century Caribbean) of the life dared and enjoyed by pirates (``pigs'') as compared to the dreary mundane existence endured by ordinary people (``cows''). Read full book review >

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King Peso by Carmen Amato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A satisfying read with plenty of bad guys and a solid, well-defined heroine."
Emilia Cruz Encinos is back for her fourth outing as Acapulco's only female detective, once again confronting institutionalized corruption while trying to solve a string of murders. Read full book review >

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GUS GRISSOM by Carmen Bredeson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

The ill-fated life of astronaut Virgil ``Gus'' Grissom is recounted in this latest entry to the Countdown to Space series aimed at less proficient readers. Read full book review >

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Cliff Diver by Carmen Amato
Released: Jan. 30, 2013

"A clever Mexican detective tale that will leave readers eager for the series' next installment."
Emilia Cruz, Acapulco's first-ever female detective, investigates a police lieutenant's murder and tracks down counterfeit bills in the second installment of Amato's (Made In Acapulco, 2012) mystery series. Read full book review >

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CHILD’S PLAY by Carmen Posadas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Clever, aphoristic, even philosophical, but not by any means suspenseful. Best consumed a paragraph at a time, like the I Ching."
Posadas (The Last Resort, 2005, etc.) continues her deconstruction of traditional mystery formulas with this teasing but ultimately juiceless interrogation of a fatal, suspiciously coincidental school accident. Read full book review >

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NEVER TOO REAL by Carmen Rita
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Just in time for a beach read—or a guilty pleasure in a deserted boardroom."
Friendship steadies four powerful women, all seeking to support each other through personal and professional trials. Read full book review >

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ROMANCE
Released: April 23, 2013

"A fresh historical setting and a fun, if improbable, premise make for a comforting read featuring a couple worth rooting for from their first dagger-point meeting."
Set among princes and pretenders in 15th-century Europe, Caine's (The Bedeviled Heart, 2011, etc.) third volume in the Highland Heather and Hearts Scottish Romance series pairs a dashing spy with a reluctant assassin. Read full book review >