Search Results: "Chiori Santiago"


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HOME TO MEDICINE MOUNTAIN by Chiori Santiago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"The ending is perfect: A snapshot of the two runaways, now middle-aged, shows them with big grins on their faces, definitely having the last laugh. (map) (Picture book. 6-10)"
In the 1930s, many native children were sent away from their families to boarding school, where they were forbidden to speak their own languages or practice their own traditions, in the name of becoming more "American." Read full book review >

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NIGHTSIDE by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1994

"Angles dangle, and the murderer arrives from Neptune."
Somebody's stalking the young hookers of Hell's Kitchen, and no one but a former Central American activist nun seems to care. Read full book review >

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ROOM 9 by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 1992

"Steamy, slightly overwrought Andy Garcia vehicle offers fun for those who like to believe the worst about their friendly local politicians."
From Santiago (the paperback Undercover, 1988), the story of a mayor's administrative assistant who discovers the depth of corruption in N.Y.C. political life—and finds comfort in the arms of a dashing young Latino reporter. Read full book review >

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CONQUISTADORA by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"A pot-boiler—competent enough, with an exotic setting and characters, but nothing special within its genre."
Or, Gone with el Viento: a Puerto Rican-set saga of forbidden love, slavery and humidity. Read full book review >

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STREETS OF FIRE by Soledad Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1996

"Obvious, shallow, and rather tedious. (Author tour)"
Another political thriller short on thrills, from the Manhattan reporter and press agent whose previous efforts (Nightside, 1994; Room 9, 1992) have staked out the seamy streets of NYC and in the still-seamier corridors of City Hall. Read full book review >

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ALMOST A WOMAN by Esmeralda Santiago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Neither the artista Santiago dreams of becoming nor the woman she actually becomes emerge as clearly as the streets of Brooklyn, as the people who guide her, or as the man she finally abandons. (Author tour)"
In this coming-of-age memoir, Santiago (When I Was Puerto Rican, 1990; America's Dream, 1996) glosses over the powerful legacies of familial warmth and connection gleaned from her too-brief Puerto Rican childhood, and swims the lap to adulthood in New York City. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2013

"A historically sound, sublimely heartbreaking novel about the soul of the Cuban revolution."
In Santiago's (Tomorrow They Will Kiss, 2006) masterful novel, a daughter dedicates her life to reuniting with her father in 1950s Cuba during the revolution. Read full book review >

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THE TURKISH LOVER by Esmeralda Santiago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"More an extended whine than a paean to pluck."
After memorably describing her journey from a Puerto Rican barrio to acceptance at a prestigious New York high school in When I Was Puerto Rican (1993) and Almost a Woman (1998), the author now vividly recalls the long infatuation that put her life on hold in the '70s. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS by Eduardo Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"No great novel, but could maybe make a nifty telenovela."
The adventures of several Cuban immigrant women in America are affectionately depicted in this colorful debut from a Cuban-born journalist and former TV scriptwriter. Read full book review >

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AMÉRICA'S DREAM by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Santiago's acute eye and feel for the telling detail make this a work of fine reportage, as well as an engrossing if often somber tale with a quiet but always tenacious heroine. ($55,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Puerto Ricanborn first-novelist Santiago (the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican, 1993) gives a contemporary twist to the immigrant experience as she limns the plight of a woman escaping an abusive man to pursue her dreams. Read full book review >

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STELLA MANHATTAN by Silviano Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A waste."
In an attempt to use Manuel Puig's successful formula of Kiss of the Spider Woman—homosexual liberation mixed with South American politics—Brazilian novelist Santiago fails miserably. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS PUERTO RICAN by Esmeralda Santiago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Cleareyed, quietly powerful, and often lyrical: a story of true grit."
A beguiling record of a tremendous journey, epic in its own way, from childhood in a vibrant Puerto Rican barrio to triumph at Harvard, with a defining pause in a drab Brooklyn along the way. Read full book review >