Search Results: "Daniel José Older"


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SHADOWHOUSE FALL  by Daniel José Older
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Lit. (Urban fantasy. 14-adult)"
Sierra and the shadowshapers are back in this sequel to Shadowshaper (2015). Read full book review >

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SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 30, 2015

"Warm, strong, vernacular, dynamic—a must. (Urban fantasy. 14-18)"
When walking corpses—and worse—show up in the city, a teen discovers family secrets and ancestral powers. Read full book review >

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7 STANDALONE SF/F SEQUELS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO READ THE WHOLE SERIES
by John DeNardo

Book series are a hallmark of science fiction and fantasy for a simple reason: readers love coming back to imaginative worlds they've enjoyed. At the same time, books that are part of a series could be a tough sell for readers who are new to the story. Here's a handful of new science fiction and fantasy sequels that ...


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A GENERAL THEORY OF OBLIVION by José Eduardo  Agualusa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Too many mysteries pile up to sustain suspense, but the novel is redeemed by its bright shimmer of magic realism."
The Angolan writer's fifth novel to receive an English translation, a look at the upheaval caused by the Angolan civil war, places a recluse at its heart. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF CHAMELEONS by José Eduardo  Agualusa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Agualusa's novel, which has roots in the magical realist tradition, is a sui generis work, refreshingly different, owing its primary allegiance to a specific time and place."
Black is white and human is animal; appearances are deceiving in this subtle, beguiling story of shifting identities, the first U.S. publication for the Angolan author. Read full book review >

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THE TOMBSTONE RACE by José Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"With verisimilitude, compassion, and a surprising amount of nobility, Skinner navigates the mean streets of New Mexico with cunning and grace."
Fourteen heartfelt stories about the hardscrabble Latino experience in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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JOSE LIMON by José Limón
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"He is a master storyteller, with language as with his body. (30 photos)"
A beautifully written memoir of a modern dance pioneer whose legacy includes his masterpiece retelling of Othello, The Moore's Pavane, and the company that bears his name. Read full book review >

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THE INDIAN CHRONICLES by José Barreiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A poignant debut about a pivotal moment in history—in which the rich native tradition receives vivid, sympathetic treatment."
Cornell scholar Barreiro's first novel focuses on the early history of Spanish conquest in the Caribbean, as told by a native serving as interpreter and intermediary during those years—a witness to the genocide against his people. Read full book review >

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NULL STATES by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing."
The second in a near-future series in which most of the world is governed by microdemocracy—in which groups of 100,000 people, or "centenals," vote for their government according to policy, not location. Read full book review >

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INFOMOCRACY by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Some aspects of the story may risk dating, but on the whole, timely and perhaps timeless."
A debut sci-fi author suggests that the electoral process could be even scarier, more convoluted, and more subject to factual distortions than it currently is. Read full book review >

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A YOUNG DANCER by Valerie Gladstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Aspiring dancers will warm up to Iman and, one hopes, put on some music and start dancing on their own. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 8-14)"
"Dancing makes me feel free," says Iman Bright, a student at the Ailey School. Read full book review >