Search Results: "Esteban Erlich"


BOOK REVIEW

The Most Curious Girl in Her Class by Herman Huber
Released: Oct. 19, 2012

"A cute, well-told story in a series with potential."
Huber's debut picture book about a young girl who has adventures in her quest for answers. Read full book review >

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ESTEBAN DE LUNA, BABY RESCUER! / ESTEBAN DE LUNA, RESCATADOR DE BEBÉS! by Larissa M. Mercado-López
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"A serviceable outing for an unusual young hero. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What good is a cape when you have no superpowers? Read full book review >

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NO VACANCY by Bob Erlich
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2010

"A gritty action tale with a central character who's less compelling than those in his orbit."
A young man becomes a contractor for the CIA in this action-adventure tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 1995

"But again, Erlich's own intellectually hollow polemic isn't it."
The story of the relationship, real and imagined, between the biblical land of Israel and the modern state of Israel, would make a wonderful book—but this extended apology for the perceived faults of modern Jewish nationalism isn't it. Read full book review >

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DOES A DUCK HAVE A DADDY? by Fred Erlich
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Choose Marion Dane Bauer's If You Were Born a Kitten (1997) instead. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-5)"
It's difficult to say much against these related titles, but it's also difficult to praise them. Read full book review >

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The Wine, The Moon and one last Kiss by Esteban Jesus Bordallo
Released: May 29, 2012

"Short and sweet; stuffed with emotion and original ideas."
Bordallo (An Autobiography of an Afternoon, 2012) delivers romantic philosophy via an enchanting collection of poems and scenes. Read full book review >

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THE GAUDI KEY by Esteban Martin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Humorless and breathless yet long-winded thriller, drowning in symbology."
The latest addition to the Oh-No-We-Got-Christianity-All-Wrong thriller genre, from a pair of Barcelona natives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Students of Southwestern and Spanish colonial history will want to have a look, if only to argue. General readers will find more firmly grounded accounts in Paul Schneider's Brutal Journey (2006) and Andrés Reséndez's A Land So Strange (2007)."
Speculative life of the African slave who traveled with Cabeza de Vaca across the unknown deserts of Texas and Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE ORDINARY SEAMAN by Francisco Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A bizarre set of circumstances (inspired by a true story) vividly wrought, but even more memorable is Goldman's fresh and moving take on such matters as longing, love, cruelty, and fellowship, probed in a poignant and original narrative. (First printing of 35,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
Goldman's acclaimed debut, The Long Night of the White Chickens (1992), proves to have been no fluke: Its successor is an equally compelling saga of a crew of poor, would-be Central American sailors stranded aboard the rat-infested hulk of a dead ship. Read full book review >