Search Results: "Eduardo Halfon"


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MONASTERY by Eduardo Halfon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A rising star among Latin writers, Halfon is a lively traveling companion, even at his most pessimistic."
With this sly, quietly penetrating account of life on the road—a quasi-fictional journey containing sharp reflections on his Jewish ancestry—gifted young Guatemalan writer Halfon picks up where he left off with his acclaimed The Polish Boxer (2012).Read full book review >

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MUTANT BUNNY ISLAND by Obert Skye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"The story is always fast-paced and imaginative, but maybe it's a little too imaginative. Skeptics may prefer something a bit more grounded. (Humorous fantasy. 8-12)"
There's a long, proud history of nonsense books, which includes Lewis Carroll and Dr. Seuss. But this novel makes less sense than most. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES by Eduardo Sacheri
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A view of the world as a dark place illuminated by personal loyalties."
A brutal murder is the starting point for this strange, compelling journey through Argentina's criminal-justice system; the Argentinian writer's 2005 novel inspired the same-named film that won the 2009 Foreign Language Oscar. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A sometimes abstract, sometimes philosophical and sometimes anecdotal mélange of chapters not always easy to follow, but almost always interesting."
A sweeping examination of the relationships between humans and money. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEENTH KEY by Eduardo Penate
Released: April 8, 2014

"A fun, fast-paced adventure with surprises around every turn."
In Penate's YA novel, 13 strangers embark on a journey to connect with a parallel universe where they hope to harness the power of time travel.  Read full book review >

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TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS by Eduardo Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"No great novel, but could maybe make a nifty telenovela."
The adventures of several Cuban immigrant women in America are affectionately depicted in this colorful debut from a Cuban-born journalist and former TV scriptwriter. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2013

"A historically sound, sublimely heartbreaking novel about the soul of the Cuban revolution."
In Santiago's (Tomorrow They Will Kiss, 2006) masterful novel, a daughter dedicates her life to reuniting with her father in 1950s Cuba during the revolution. Read full book review >

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SIMONE by Eduardo Lalo
by Eduardo Lalo, translated by David Frye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Like the song says, you can't always get what you want."
Ah, love: if it didn't end badly, it wouldn't end at all, especially for two star-crossed lovers in modern-day Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 3, 2009

"Even after all that time, his outrage at the economic and social destruction wrought by Castro's Revolution remains undimmed. (Memoir. 12-15)"
Calcines pulls no punches in this intense account of a youth spent in 1960s Cuba. Read full book review >

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VOICES OF TIME by Eduardo Galeano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2006

"Readers unfamiliar with Galeano's kaleidoscopic presentation may be baffled. Fans of his style will find this a gem."
Never mind James Frey's modest inventions. Uruguayan writer Galeano (Upside Down, 2000, etc.), with delightful daring, assumes that his story is universal, and that our stories are, too—and they need not even be strictly true. Read full book review >

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MIRRORS by Eduardo Galeano
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Galeano's admirers will be content with this more-of-the-same approach to universal history; newbies may find it gimmicky. Either way, this new installment is worth a look."
From the noted Uruguayan author, a broad, global, sometimes glancing look at all the ways humans do wrong. Read full book review >