Search Results: "Ernestro Mestre-Reed"


BOOK REVIEW

MALINCHE by Laura Esquivel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"Despite its lyricism, this odd marriage of spirituality and psychology will be a slog for all but the most devoted New Agers."
In this brief novel, the author of 1992's Like Water For Chocolate attempts to repair the reputation of one of Mexican history's most reviled women, the Spanish conqueror Cortés's native interpreter, Malinalli. 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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CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

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LOU REED by Anthony DeCurtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Essential reading for Reed fans and strongly recommended for anyone interested in rock as art."
A full-length portrait of legendary musician Lou Reed (1942-2013). Read full book review >

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PIPER REED by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Launching a new series, Piper's foray sets sail with verve, fun and spunk. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fourth-grader Piper Reed's life is a moving experience, but not the way you might think. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Readers who suspend disbelief will encounter an absorbing, technically accurate story of military derring-do from a half-forgotten war."
Controversial, entertaining and sometimes plausible account of a long-secret, behind-the-lines 1952 mission into North Korea. Read full book review >

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PIPER REED GETS A JOB by Kimberly Willis Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"This is another successful entry in what has become a solid chapter-book series. (Fiction. 8-10)"
To earn money for a clubhouse where she and her friends can meet outside her crowded home, fifth grader Piper Reed sets herself up as a party planner, substitutes for her babysitting older sister and illustrates her younger sister's book. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1994

"Elegiac evocations of mood and time, all in luminous prose."
A new translation of The Reed Cutter (1932) and the debut of Captain Shigemoto's Mother mark a recognition of the late Tanizaki's continuing literary importance (see above). 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET COMPETITION by Liz Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Bit of a sticky mess.(Picture book. 3-5)"
A linked pair of cherries is the star of this fable with a familiar theme: cooperation is better than competition. Read full book review >

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MY LITTLE BACKPACK by Nathan Reed
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Part of the My Little Bag series."
A gimmicky, overbusy book with a handle and a Velcroed-shut cover provides limping verse to accompany the packing of a small child's backpack. Read full book review >