Search Results: "Emilio Ruiz"


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BILLY BRAZIL by Emilio DeGrazia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Powerful and haunting—a work of great integrity."
An English professor's encounter with a schizophrenic student forces him to reconsider what it means to be human—in an absorbing first novel by the author of the story collection Enemy Country (1984). Read full book review >

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THE DREAMRUNNER by Janet Ruiz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 2, 2017

"A unique psychic adventure full of 1980s teen tropes."
In this debut YA urban-fantasy novel, a teenage girl begins astral-projecting in her sleep. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BEAR by Ron Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2003

"Ruiz, a practicing California DA, creates a warts-and-all protagonist for his third outing (Giuseppe Rocco, 1998, etc.): you may not always like Gabby, but you'll probably find yourself rooting for him."
A notably different courtroom drama in which a young Mexican-American battles overwhelming odds to become a lawyer, then a good lawyer, and finally—sadly enough—a successful one. Read full book review >

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SEVEN FOR THE REVOLUTION by Rudy Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Well-executed stories that offer fresh perspectives on long-standing societal problems."
Seven short stories explore the hard lives of Latinos and the fraught relations between their native and adopted countries. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A BEAR by Mariana Ruiz Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, though, there is too much philosophy here and not near enough story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book parable encourages children to ponder the notion of freedom. Read full book review >

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TERMINAL POINT by K.M. Ruiz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2012

"If this book sounds appealing, then read Mind Storm first to avoid at least some of the confusion."
Continuation of Mind Storm (2011) as "psions," mutants with psychic powers, battle it out over the fate of humanity. Read full book review >

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PAPER BIRD by Arcadio Lobato
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"An upbeat, charming fable from Lobato (Just One Wish, not reviewed, etc.), pervaded by an infectious sense of joy. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Whimsical, cartoonish color illustrations set the scene in a Renaissance-like European town, full of stone towers and red- roofed quadrangles. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS by Paolo Emilio Taviani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A solid, well-written (and well-translated) account in which the man steps free of the research, complete with aspirations and appetites. (Ten full-color maps—not seen.)"
Vital and knowledgeable biography of the noted son of a Genoese weaver, distilled from a four-volume work (Cristoforo Colombo) by Taviani, president of the Italian Senate. Read full book review >

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GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER by Emilio Bernal Labrada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"An uneven attempt to retell recent American history that offers nothing new."
A historical novel of political intrigue, murder, sex, betrayal and American assassinations of the 1960s. Read full book review >

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WHEN PENNY MET POTUS by Rachel Ruiz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"As a sweet, simple miniexplainer of a very specific bit of jargon, it works, and the election-year timing couldn't be better. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A common political acronym is decoded when a young girl accompanies her mother to her White House job and meets the mysterious "POTUS." Read full book review >

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THE RUINS by Rafael Reyes-Ruiz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A stylish, jampacked tale that examines love, memory, and international identity.
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A professor of Japanese history searches for a long-lost lover while studying the Portuguese diaspora throughout Asia. Read full book review >