Search Results: "Enrique Vila-Matas"


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BARTLEBY & CO. by Enrique Vila-Matas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 30, 2004

"A wry, mind-bending delight: Borges and Calvino would have welcomed Vila-Matas as a kinsman."
A blocked writer sings the praises of literary failure, in this first English translation from a prizewinning Spanish author. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE IN LOVE by Enrique Vila-Matas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Odd stories with a bite: cynical, funny, and often puzzling."
Barcelona-based novelist Vila-Matas (Because She Never Asked, 2015) serves up a collection of beguiling short stories. 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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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 >

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DUPLICATIONS by Enrique Jaramillo Levi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Forgettable."
There are so many of these brief, unspectacular stories by the Panamanian Levi that eventually their very number overwhelms. Read full book review >

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BUILDING MANHATTAN by Laura Vila
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"This historical approach sets her engaging debut apart from others of its ilk and will give young visitors and residents both some insight into how the city has changed over the centuries. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In a sequence of paintings that are colloquies of color, Vila traces the development of Manhattan from uninhabited island to teeming metropolis. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Although the history is accurate, the book is turgid and off-putting. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Presented as the first-person diary of Hannah Green, 13, during the months of December and January 1862-63, a recounting of what happens to the only Jewish family in Holly Springs, Mississippi, when they were forced to leave. Read full book review >

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A DOLL FOR NAVIDADES by Esmeralda Santiago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Esmeralda's world comes to life in the acrylic paintings by Sánchez, who captures the little girl's facial expressions with heart-tugging immediacy. (author's note, illustrator's note, glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This touching story of a little girl's unfulfilled dream is based on an event in the author's own childhood in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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THE BURNING TIME by Carol Matas
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

Matas (Daniel's Story, 1993, etc.) depicts the persecution of women accused of witchcraft in a 16th-century French village. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF WHEN by Carol Matas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A thought-provoking and entertaining time-travel tale with a useful, even hopeful, message about personal responsibility. (Science fiction. 10-15)"
Published 30 years ago as a three-volume series, this effort is an updated version combined into a single novel. Read full book review >

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CODE NAME KRIS by Carol Matas
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

In a strong sequel to Lisa's War (1989), Jesper continues his activities with the Danish resistance after Lisa and her brother Stefan depart in 1943 with the other Jewish refugees. Read full book review >