Search Results: "Ernesto Quinonez"


BOOK REVIEW

ERNESTO by Umberto Saba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"An exciting, pithy translation that will surely leave readers electrified and wanting to read more of Saba's work."
Set at the cusp of the 20th century, Saba's story takes the reader into the mind of a teenager in small-town Trieste, Italy. Read full book review >

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CHANGO’S FIRE by Ernesto Quinonez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Chango's Fire is, therefore, a rough patch in the road. Still, Quiñonez appears to be on his way to artistic maturity."
Making do and getting by in present-day Spanish Harlem. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2006

"A skewering of far-left politics that's best when it sticks to behind-the-scenes machinations in Washington, worst when it dips into ideology."
Part-time cokehead, small-time gambler and sort-of-full-time speechwriter Peter Holmes Dickinson ("of the Main Line Dickinsons") juggles his women, his money and his ideologically wayward clients. Read full book review >

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THE LAZARUS RUMBA by Ernesto Mestre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 1999

"Mestre's overall theme and thrust may feel familiar (in addition to Garc°a M†rquez's, the presence of Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits lies behind it), but his gifts for hyperbolic, though intensely realistic, character creation and brilliant narrative momentum are his own."
The enormous influence of Gabriel Garc°a M†rquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude on Latin American literature bears its finest fruit so far in this stunning exploration of the Castro Revolution's roots, character, and consequences. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS by Ernesto Sabato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Heavy-going."
A dense and often leaden novel by Argentinean writer Sabato (On Heroes and Tombs, 1981) that comes to life—and that only momentarily—in the last 40 or so pages. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND DEATH OF ÚNICA AVEYANO by Ernesto Mestre-Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2003

"Overall, inferior to Mestre-Reed's dazzling debut, but very much worth reading nevertheless."
A compassionate portrait of a stalwart, aging, ailing Cuban woman unwilling to relinquish her identity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An important document that evokes the heat in a little-known theater of the Cold War."
A firsthand account of an ill-fated Marxist revolution in the Congo, with an introduction by historian Richard Gott and an afterword by Aleida Guevara March, daughter of Guevara. Read full book review >

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FEATHERLESS/DESPLUMADO by Juan Felipe Herrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Both Spanish and English texts are direct, inviting, and expressive. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Like his pet bird Desplumado, featherless and with a drawn-in foot, Tomasito can't fly. Read full book review >

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JUAN BOBO by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"Spanish versions are given in smaller type at the end. (Folklore/Easy reader. 5-9)"
In an attractive collection, subtitled Four Folktales from Puerto Rico, a Puerto Rican-born author and illustrator present their island's popular comic simpleton. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Warm, funny, fast-moving, even decently written: Kellerman at her unassuming best."
Back again—and in top form—are LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus (Jupiter's Bones, 1999, etc.) for their 13th praiseworthy attempt to cope with a world they never made. Read full book review >