Search Results: "Chuck Gonzalez"


BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVE-O-PEDIA by David Borgenicht
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Mild amusement for armchair travelers, offering (as the intro puts it) 'all of the adventure with none of the stitches.' (Browsing item. 10-12)"
From "Airplane Crashes" to "Whitewater" and "Woods," an alphabetical tally of hazardous situations with (usually) a few coping strategies. Read full book review >

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IMAGINARY ENEMY by Julie Gonzalez
FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"Gabriel's prankish playfulness and her growing acceptance of responsibility for her own choices. (Fiction. YA)"
Bubba, short for Beezlebub, is Jane's imaginary enemy, the responsible party for all the misfortunes of her life from second grade onward. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2002

"Powerful, poetic, troubling."
Expatriate southwesterner Gonzalez (Literature/Univ. of Minnesota) returns to his stomping grounds to expatiate with passion and wisdom on rattlers, nuclear weapons, poverty, Chicano culture, cave drawings, the Alamo, and scorpions. Read full book review >

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LUZ by Luis Gonzalez
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"An overlong first act that doesn't quite live up to its epic ambitions."
Gonzalez's debut novel, the first in a planned series, follows an idealistic young Cuban woman whose fate may change the course of human history. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Uneven quality (as in most such anthologies), but perhaps the best of recent compilations of Chicano (and Latino) fiction."
Thirty-one stories cover territory on both sides of the border, and show Mexican-American writers rooted in the culture on both sides of the hyphen. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH APOSTLE by Gloria Gonzalez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 1993

"A nice look at Key West, and a police chief who uses extralegal persuasion, but the cartoon villains ultimately sink this first adult tale from YA author Gonzalez."
When a reporter is pitched off his New York high-rise terrace, Earl and Owen—two Key West fishermen and fans of his—wonder whether the murder had anything to do with the story he was working on: Japanese involvement in poisonings at the Cleveland plant of Townehouse coffee. Read full book review >

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RICOCHET by Julie Gonzalez
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Only for teens looking for an easily digestible tear-jerker. (Fiction. YA)"
On a rooftop, four boys play "idiot's roulette," in which you point the gun at the person next to you rather than yourself: Connor, his best friend Daniel, their old, if not close, friend Ryan and Will, a violent bully who is there by Daniel's invitation. Read full book review >

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MEMORY FEVER by Ray Gonzalez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 1993

"A Chicano memoir that should speak affectingly to young poets."
Poet, editor (The Guadalupe Review), anthologist (Mirrors Beneath the Earth, 1992) Gonzalez offers thoughtful, imagistic essays and vignettes about growing up in the desert Southwest and into his literary calling. Read full book review >

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WINGS by Julie Gonzalez
ADVENTURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"Soul aerodynamics on display. (Fiction. YA)"
Ben wants to fly. Read full book review >

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How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2016

"A provocative consideration for the thoughtful investor."
A convention-busting reappraisal of global macroeconomics. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In sweeping lyrical prose—in both English and Spanish—a little girl describes her special relationship with the river she loves, which loves her in return. Read full book review >

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MOVING TARGET by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An adventure that will keep readers engaged until the cliffhanger ending and leave them waiting for the next book. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Take a precious relic, add a secret organization and an ancient brotherhood, throw in some action, place it all in the Eternal City, and what do you get? A grand adventure! Read full book review >