Search Results: "Esau Andrade Valencia"


BOOK REVIEW

DON'T SAY A WORD, MAMÁ / NO DIGAS NADA, MAMÁ by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"This book overflows with affection—and you can never have too much of that. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
Mamá has always been proud of her loving daughters, even when they've grown. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Young readers will enjoy its structure, numbers and playful dreams, while more sophisticated readers—and even adults—will find reasons to return to it again and again. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One cloudless summer, 78-year-old Octavio Rivera's afternoon naps lead to a series of fantastical dreams. Read full book review >

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ESAU by Meir Shalev
Released: Nov. 16, 1994

"Arm wrestling without the table."
Noted Israeli writer Shalev (The Blue Mountain, 1991) takes his time getting nowhere in particular as he tries to put a contemporary spin on the legendary biblical story of a lost inheritance and sibling rivalry. Read full book review >

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ESAU by Philip Kerr
Released: April 1, 1997

An electrifying discovery in the high Himalayas sends a group of scientists—complete with the requisite bad apple— scurrying for traces of the missing link between ape and man. Read full book review >

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I SAW ESAU by Iona Opie
FICTION
Released: June 5, 1992

"New introduction by Iona Opic; notes, nicely leavened by Sendak's characters, who reappear among them. (Folklore. 5+)"
A collection of traditional schoolyard verse, winningly grouped in 31 subjects from "Beginning of Term" to "End of Term" ("No more beetles in my tea,/Making googly eyes at me") and including not just "Insults," "Riddles," and "Nonsense" but such creative headings as "Retaliation," "Guile—Innocent," "Book Desecration," and "Lullabies—Adolescent Style"—a book originally published in Britain in 1947 and now given glorious new life. Read full book review >

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A DEATH IN VALENCIA by Jason Webster
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Returning after a well-received debut (Or the Bull Kills You, 2011), CI Cámara remains a fresh and appealing protagonist whether in victory or defeat."
Someone just murdered the best paella chef in Valencia. Read full book review >

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ESAU AND JACOB by Joaquim Machado de Assis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"All hail this bounty, and grateful thanks for it."
A fascinating 1904 novel, the last of the Brazilian master's (1839-1908) four acknowledged masterpieces (the greatest of which is probably his Dom Casmurro). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A smart and riotous glorification of everything that is fantastic about the cinema."
That other Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic comes out shooting. Read full book review >

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Beyond Compulsion by D. Valencia
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2013

"A taut, accomplished novel about two lost souls finding—and destroying—each other."
In Valencia's well-orchestrated erotic thriller, a sexual predator seduces the stepdaughter of a wealthy businessman and sets out to ruin her life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Accessible and of interest to students of international relations but mostly intended for military historians and Asia specialists."
A vigorous military history of China, linking technological changes to political events over time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 1991

"A tract that may be useful for those desperate to believe in miracles; calmer students of the Perennial Philosophy will bypass this gaudy shrine to the ego."
A woman's ``quest'' story, so larded with popular-press mysto effects and parlor tricks as to beggar all credulity. Read full book review >