Search Results: "Daniel Alarcón"


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THE BOOK OF EMMA REYES by Emma  Reyes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An unsentimental and inspiring depiction of rising out of atrocious circumstances."
An artist's epistolary girlhood memoir of abandonment, poverty, and survival. Read full book review >

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AT NIGHT WE WALK IN CIRCLES by Daniel Alarcón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Though the book is low on lyricism, Alarcón successfully merges themes of art, love and politics."
A South American theater troupe revisits an anti-establishment play and generates some new drama in the latest political allegory by Alarcón (Lost City Radio, 2007). Read full book review >

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LOST CITY RADIO by Daniel Alarcón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Alarcón has mapped a whole nation and given its war-torn history real depth—an impressive feat."
The host of a radio show finds herself increasingly tangled in the legacy of her country's wearying history of war. Read full book review >

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WAR BY CANDLELIGHT by Daniel Alarcón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A rare combination of technical accomplishment and generous heart."
Nine diverse stories show this Peruvian-American newcomer's passionate involvement with his material. Read full book review >

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CITY OF CLOWNS by Daniel Alarcón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A swift, fatalistic love letter to Lima, with spirited if inconsistent art."
A graphic adaptation of a short story from Alarcón's debut, War by Candlelight (2005). Larceny, legacy, and Lima, Peru, with illustrations by Alvarado. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"A tribute to a city, and to abiding family love. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
Alarc¢n summons the Los Angeles of his youth in this fine collection of poems that are rendered in both English and Spanish, and complemented by Gonzalez's merry painted photographs. Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Includes both English and Spanish versions of the poems. (Poetry. 7-11)"
In these free verse, mostly unpunctuated poems, Alarcón explores the world of both sleeping and waking dreams and his hope for a better world of tolerance and peace. Read full book review >

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LOUELLA MAE, SHE'S RUN AWAY! by Karen Beaumont Alarcón
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

Alarc¢n's first book, given a farm setting, sends up a rallying cry in the search for the missing Louella Mae: ``Round up the horses!/Hitch up the team!/Hop in the buckboard/and look by the . . . stream.'' The last word appears on the following page, a device that is repeated throughout and that lends itself well to participation at story hours, since most children will be able to anticipate the rhyming word. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Ideal for summer story hours or warm reminiscing all winter long. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
With the alternate title, Del Ombligo de la Luna y otros poemas de verano, this exuberant collection, in both English and Spanish, is illustrated in bold, brilliant swathes of color that recall Mexican folk art and textiles. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1997

"An accessible, open-hearted collection."
An energetic cast of characters in 20 short, freely styled poems in both English and Spanish help readers "see everything for the first time." Read full book review >

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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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