Search Results: "Eduardo Mendoza"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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A LIGHT COMEDY by Eduardo Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Polished if not precisely 'light' comedy from an accomplished literary novelist who knows how to entertain."
Disorganized crime and lunatic melodrama share the spotlight in this prizewinning 1996 novel by the clever Spanish author (The Year of the Flood, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 1993

"Photos, plus discography and transcriptions of songs and vaudeville skits)."
Lydia Mendoza—with 12-string guitar and soulful renditions of tangos, boleros, corridos, and other popular songs—catapulted to fame (if not fortune) as ``La Cancionera de los Pobres'' (``The Songstress of the Poor'') in the 30's Southwest, becoming the most renowned member of her performing family. Read full book review >

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MENDOZA IN HOLLYWOOD by Kage Baker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A magnificent third entry (In the Garden of Iden, 1998; Sky Coyote, 1999) in an intelligent, thoughtful, and absorbing series."
Three centuries hence, the ubiquitous Company will invent time travel. Read full book review >

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THE SHORT SWEET DREAM OF EDUARDO GUTIÉRREZ by Jimmy Breslin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"A straightforward account of an illegal that comments eloquently on the human cost of globalization."
Legendary newspaper columnist and novelist (I Don't Want to Go to Jail, p. 347, etc.) Breslin's revealing and tragic saga of an illegal Mexican worker who perished in a 1999 New York City construction accident. Read full book review >

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SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sylvia Mendoza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Definitely on a mission, but some sense of the woman beneath the robes comes through. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
An analytical view of the personal and cultural values that make the Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third woman justice an admirable role model. Read full book review >

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Purging Purgatory by Roger Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Taut tale of people battling ghosts — those from a haunted past as well as the phantom kind."
Mendoza, Roger PURGING PURGATORY: A GHOST STORY In Mendoza's (The E.B. Roberts Chronicles, 2016, etc.) thriller, a Texas family capable of interacting with lost souls is tormented by something much darker. 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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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 >