Search Results: "Eduardo Lalo"


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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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USELESSNESS by Eduardo Lalo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2017

"A compellingly written but emotionally barren travelogue by a lost soul."
A young artist occupies Paris and San Juan without ever becoming a true citizen of either place. Read full book review >

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LATINO U.S.A. by Ilan Stavans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Despite some odd byways, and an occasional clumsy sentence, a cartoon history for everyone: painless, witty, and inviting."
Educational comics have an honorable history, forged in the US by the visual didact Larry Gornick, and in Latin America by Rius, to whom Stavans (Amherst) and his artist collaborator pay tribute in their cartoon overview of Latin culture's relation to the US. 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 YEAR OF THE FLOOD by Eduardo Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1996

"A gem."
An emotionally charged and beautifully constructed novella from the acclaimed Spanish author of City of Marvels (1988) and The Truth About the Savolta Case (1992). Read full book review >

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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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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SAVOLTA CASE by Eduardo Mendoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Nemesio Cabra Gomez wasn't stupid and knew that if those above could get their hands on those below by means of the police, those below could also use the same means, ever though it would take more effort and lot of tact''), and the ever more inventive forms its theme, dishonesty, takes."
Spanish novelist Mendoza (The City of Marvels, 1988) concocts an involved mystery set in pre-WW I Barcelona: anarchism, arms deals, sexual politics, and cynical manipulations of power. Read full book review >

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SOCCER IN SUN AND SHADOW by Eduardo Galeano
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A welcome update of a classic—Galeano's gift to the game he loves."
A revised and updated version of the Uruguayan author's lyrical exploration of the beautiful game. Read full book review >

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A MOST IMPERFECT UNION by Ilan Stavans
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2014

"A history book that wants to be Howard Zinn's A People's History of American Empire but comes off more like Larry Gonick's The Cartoon History of the United States with more savvy jokes."
Prolific intellectual Stavans and collaborative artist Alcaraz follow up and expand their first exploration of American culture (Latino USA: A Cartoon History, 2000, etc.) to examine the secret history of the United States of America. 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 >