Search Results: "Daniel Chavarría"


BOOK REVIEW

ADIOS MUCHACHOS by Daniel Chavarría
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"A one-of-a-kind sport that's too torrid to satisfy as a thriller and too cockamamie to be erotic."
Uruguayan novelist and classics professor Chavarría turns from his scholarly studies of the origins of prostitution to a contemporary lab in his translation-into-English debut, the cat-and-mouse tale of a bicycle whore in post-Soviet Havana. Read full book review >

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TANGO FOR A TORTURER by Daniel Chavarría
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"At his best, Chavarría (Adios Muchachos, 2001, etc.) has the stylish grit of Elmore Leonard, but his colorful characters often beguile him far from his main plot."
A torrid tangle of crime, corruption and lust in contemporary Cuba. 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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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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BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"The familiar characters make this architectural adventure feel downright homey. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sam the mouse and his friend Sarah are back in a new, fifth adventure, and this time, it's centered on the renovations to their library home. Read full book review >

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KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >

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LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though the substantial text skews to older readership, the earth tones in Kirk's gouache illustrations lend warmth to his tale, which should encourage young would-be writers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A writing rodent inspires young library patrons. Read full book review >

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LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"In all, a solid nudge to budding writers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mouse becomes muse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONDOGS by Daniel Kirk
by Daniel Kirk, illustrated by Daniel Kirk
Released: March 1, 1999

"As always, the palette is robust and retro, with images that are invitingly participatory. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A deliberate sense of the absurd infuses Kirk's story of a boy and his dog with great humor and appeal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCKY'S 24-HOUR GARAGE by Daniel Kirk
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The jazzy design and bold, shiny artwork command more attention than the story; the string of unrelated incidents will recall old movies and other sources of nostalgia for adults but may not satisfy young children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Stiff and stylized in the polished deco-style paintings, Angelo looks like a mannequin as he goes about pumping gas at Lucky's all-night garage, circa 1939. Read full book review >

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GO! by Daniel Kirk
by Daniel Kirk, illustrated by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Preschool and primary grade teachers will still find this a useful set for the classroom, and the CD (ending with 'Sleeping in the Back Seat') is a natural for long car trips. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
Transportation in its many varied forms is the theme of this song collection with an accompanying CD. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIPE YOUR FEET by Daniel Lehan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An offbeat story with sly good humor and a genuinely childlike point of view. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A much stronger second by the author-illustrator of This is Not a Book About Dodos (1992), again sporting with the creative process—particularly with the relationship between subject and picture. Read full book review >