Search Results: "David Ramirez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREVER WATCH by David Ramirez
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"Intriguing and powerfully disruptive."
Ignorance is bliss, argues Ramirez's debut novel, a dark sci-fi fable set aboard a multigenerational spaceship that holds humanity's only hope for survival. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"An unusual look at the war and its consequences. (3 photos, not seen)"
paper 0-8263-1959-9 An introspective memoir in which the first-time author bluntly and self-critically examines his life before, during, and after his service in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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LIVING THE VIDA LOLA by Misa Ramirez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"A series debut with too much icky love stuff and too little mystery. In Lola's favor, however, is a speed-dating pace and lots of nice underwear."
A hormonally supercharged private eye seeks a lost mom while lusting after the man of her dreams. Read full book review >

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Kingdom of Glass by D.A. Ramirez
Released: Feb. 29, 2012

"Bogged down by a disconnected main character and overwhelming implausibility."
In this YA novel, an orphaned high schooler develops fantastical abilities that put those around him at risk. Read full book review >

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THE CHAMPIONS' GAME by Saul Ramirez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2017

"Accessible for all readers, this story is a natural for the big screen: check and mate. (appendix, afterword) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Chess is life, and life is chess in El Paso, Texas, the unpretentious setting for an inspiring, true story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, if occasionally strident, account of a neglected aspect of Nixon's presidency."
A panoramic historical study of President Richard Nixon's handling of Hispanic affairs, as told by a former White House insider. Read full book review >

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THE FLIGHT OF THE SUNFLOWER by Melissa Bourbon Ramirez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Other seeds make journeys that are more plausible in tales like Eric Carle's Tiny Seed (1987); for readers about to leave the nest and contemplating the possibilities in their own immediate futures, this is unlikely to be one of the Places They'll Go. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Language and metaphor equally strained, this overwrought tale of a seed's roundabout journey to a "beautiful home and miraculous life" not far from its mother is likely to seem more silly than inspiring to its intended audience, while just leaving younger readers confused. Read full book review >

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The TikiMan and the DragonFly by J. L. Ramirez
Released: Nov. 19, 2011

"A short, original folk tale with a message that young readers will eagerly identify with."
A small dragonfly realizes that size is not what makes someone important in this original folk tale by debut picture-book writer Ramirez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2009

"The significance of this Hispanic tradition respecting both sides of a child's parentage is well explained in this easily understood example of cultural differences. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On the first day in his new school, René's teacher gives everyone a nametag with their first and last names. Read full book review >

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LIKE A FADING SHADOW by Antonio Muñoz Molina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A tragically poetic study of the calamity that set back the civil rights movement."
In the days after his assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a frantic James Earl Ray knocks around Lisbon. Read full book review >