Search Results: "Enrique Sánchez"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN FLOWER by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2005

"The illustrations in luscious tropical colors, with shapes and patterns (especially spirals) reminiscent of pre-Columbian art, are perfect. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
The island of Puerto Rico, originally called Boriquén by its Taino inhabitants, was once, according to legend, a barren mountain. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"But readers expecting details on the impact of politics on Mexico's social and cultural life, on its diverse regions, and on its self-image, will likely be disappointed. (50 b&w illustrations, 4 maps, not seen)"
A vigorous, detailed history of Mexican politics, concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries, and more particularly on the men who have contested for control of the nation. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"For Sánchez fans and those unafraid to fire up their taste buds like a pro."
Popular Food Network personality, restaurant owner and executive chef Sánchez (La Comida del Barrio, 2003) infuses personal history and big flavors into more than a dozen fiery components of Mexican cuisine. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF GOD AND PHYSICS by Enrique Joven
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Too many history lectures and not enough tension."
Inspired by a mysterious real-life text, Spanish physicist Joven's fiction debut sends three friends on a series of intellectually edifying, if less than thrilling adventures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A windy and tiresome second-hand jeremiad. (charts, maps)"
A tendentious postmodern critique of modernity and the European colonization of the New World. Read full book review >

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MOGADOR by Alberto Ruy Sánchez
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Memorable novella about being both untouched and seized—all described in prose that mixes dreamy arabesque with crystalline precision."
Sensuous evocation of the climate and geometry of desire—the amorous dreams people evoke all unknowing in one another—set in Morocco, by the Mexican critic and writer. Read full book review >

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To All Airline Passengers by Carlos Enrique Diaz
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"Reassuring primer that confidently takes flight."
A commercial airline pilot addresses layperson questions/concerns about flying in this debut informational guide. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL HABITS OF RABBITS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Small and friendly. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Florian's whimsical poem is set against a plethora, indeed a veritable multitude, of rabbits. Read full book review >

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VICTUS by Albert Sánchez Piñol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"With extraordinarily gut-wrenching descriptions of bayonets, bloodshed and battle, and the terrors and tribulations inflicted upon besieged Barcelonians, Piñol makes real a tragedy that shaped Spain and Europe."
Imagining himself into the mind of a military engineer, Piñol (Pandora in the Congo, 2009, etc.) draws an epic tale from the 1714 Siege of Barcelona. Read full book review >

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FEMINIST AND ABOLITIONIST by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Flawed as it is, readers may still find this portrait of the little-known, remarkable revolutionary of interest. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Despite the publisher's description of this as a biography, it is rather a finely detailed historical novel that sticks closely to the facts of this little-known Latin American activist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2001

"Although heartwarming, the abrupt ending leaves the reader a little shortchanged, since the authors do not reveal if the most successful defector has any lingering homesickness or loyalty to Cuba—an intriguing premise only hinted at in the epilogue."
Yankee pitcher Orlando "El Duque" Hernández is the focal point of this informative, behind-the-scenes look at the role of baseball in US-Cuban relations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINING SARDINES by Enrique Flores-Galbis
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Nostalgia in a fresh form. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Enriquito and Ernestina are good friends in a small rural village in pre-revolutionary Cuba. Read full book review >