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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The Little Sect by Maria de Andrade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2015

"An observant familial portrait bogged down by extraneous detail and a frustratingly circuitous plot."
A deep dive into the dysfunction of an extended family. Read full book review >

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CYCLES by Maria de Andrade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Dramatically light, but historically and sociologically interesting."
From Lisbon to Montreal, De Andrade's (The Little Sect, 2015, etc.) second novel follows the lives of Marta and Tiago Sousa, a young Portuguese couple who stake their hopes for better opportunities on a move to Canada.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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LORD OF CALIFORNIA by Andrew Valencia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Vaguely dystopian though ultimately life-affirming, Valencia's novel is an engaging examination of family dynamics and the importance of the legacy of land."
A novel of intricate family relationships and inheritances set in a future in which California is an independent republic following the "disbandment" of the United States. 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 >

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Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A sensually specific guide to rolling emotions to find the bright side of the road."
Psychotherapist Andrade offers a manual for practically applying emotional medicine—dropping awareness from the mind to the body in order to experience the flow of emotions. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ANIMAL TALES by Rogerio Andrade Barbosa
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Afterword from the translator. (Folklore. 9-12)"
Ten fables featuring rivals outsmarted, deftly delivered lessons, and sparkling humor, collected and retold (originally in Portuguese) by a UN worker in Guinea-Bissau. Read full book review >