Search Results: "David González Giménez"


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THE STOLEN STARS by Juan  Farias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A little sketchy of storyline, but well-endowed with digital widgetry and bursts (as it were) of alimentary humor. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A "choose your own"-style quest tale, with selectable options aplenty for protagonist and magical gear as well as plot. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY BOY by Rigoberto González
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Too bad the author failed to include an epilogue about his present-day successes (he's a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and an associate professor of English at the Univ. of Illinois)—it could have transformed this cheerless tale into something inspirational."
Poignant, heartfelt memoir of a gay Latino immigrant's coming-of-age, played out against a relentless backdrop of abuse and neglect. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Urban activists in other cities have much to learn from New York's experience, and González's book makes a good place to start."
A leading Latino journalist looks at the left-populist uprising that brought Bill de Blasio into the New York mayor's office and sharpened the nation's blue-red divide. Read full book review >

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY HUNGERS  by Rigoberto González
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2013

"The literary sensibility speaks more broadly to the human condition, as the author relates the particularities of his own experience through shards of memory."
Sweet and sad but generally tender vignettes about a poet/professor's coming-of-age as a gay Mexican immigrant. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2004

"Entertaining and enlightening."
A collection of elegant and engrossing essays on the theme of birth. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Wonderfully cinematic and surreal for readers willing to go with Alvin's flow. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Alvin rides his old mower to visit his brother, taking a slow journey across a beautiful landscape and enjoying the ride. Read full book review >

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SOLEDAD SIGH-SIGHS/SOLEDAD SUSPIROS by Rigoberto González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"These strengths, combined with González's insights into the child's mind, create a visually inviting and emotionally encouraging experience, but one that will likely function better as a shared reading between adult and child rather than a child's read-alone. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Soledad (whose name means solitude) sighs because she is a latchkey kid. Read full book review >

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ON SEEING by F. González-Crussi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 16, 2006

"Intriguing and thoughtful work from a doctor and thinker as comfortable quoting Longfellow as discussing Charcot's cases at Salpêtrière."
Pathologist-turned-author González-Crussi (On Being Born, 2004, etc.) produces another astute series of essays on human mortality and the function of art, this time concerning the sense of sight. Read full book review >

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Released: June 2, 2009

"Stimulating, artful medical history."
Eloquent pathologist González-Crussi (On Seeing, 2006, etc.) delivers another literature-infused treatise, this time expounding on the human body's vital organs. Read full book review >

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THE OXFORD BOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN SHORT STORIES by Roberto González Echevarría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An essential and wonder-full book."
This remarkably comprehensive anthology showcases the work of 52 writers, ranging from the 16th-century ``Colonial Period'' to such comparatively little known contemporary storytellers as Cuban Antonio Ben°tez Rojo and Venezuela's JosÇ Balza. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE/LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS by Lucia González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The collage illustrations incorporate a sepia-toned oil-wash technique to give the pictures an older look. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library was Pura Belpré, still renowned for her storytelling and her books of folktales. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The opening of a Gonzalez-Crussi essay gives few hints as to where it may wander, but the journey is always rewarding."
More graceful, erudite, and mind-expanding essays from Gonzalez-Crussi (Pathology/ Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Univ.; The Day of the Dead, 1993, etc.), this time accompanied by haunting, beautiful color photographs of skeletons, skulls, medical specimens, and anatomical models. Read full book review >