Search Results: "Ester Hernández"


BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU SEEN MARIE? by Sandra Cisneros
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"Neither groundbreaking nor especially penetrating, this warmhearted tale offers comfort to anyone coping with the loss of a loved one."
Best-selling Cisneros (Caramelo, 2002, etc.) chronicles a search for a runaway cat that turns into a way to work through grief and discover community. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"A masterful chronicle of dark and dangerous years, and a distinguished addition to the history of totalitarianism."
A journalist's memoir of her grandmothers also paints an eloquent portrait of two totalitarian powers, the havoc they wrought, and the countless burdens they imposed on ordinary families. Read full book review >

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A CUP OF WATER UNDER MY BED by Daisy Hernández
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Personal storytelling at its most authentic and heartfelt."
A journalist's account of growing up between cultures and learning to embrace both her ethnic and bisexual identities. Read full book review >

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NARCOLAND by Anabel Hernández
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Essential reading for a serious understanding of how the war on drugs is destroying the social fabric of South American nations."
Rigorous, disturbing narrative of how drug cartels infiltrated Mexican society's highest levels. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER TRAIN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A pleasing import, available in both English and its original Spanish. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Squirrel is left behind on the animals' annual journey south, they return to collect him and then must work together to make a passage through the snow. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

A wide-ranging study of solitude, presenting it as a basic human need, one as necessary to psychic health and creativity as the social interactions emphasized by psychology's many ``attachment'' theorists. Read full book review >

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AN INNOCENT FASHION by R. J.  Hernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"Honest and absurd, funny and tragic, wild and lovely, this novel describes modern coming-of-age with poetic precision."
Hernández portrays the scope of dreams, love, and the fashion industry in this literary debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"There's an unfortunate cringe factor in some sloppy prose ('She likes long walks in the park and vanilla cookie-dough ice-cream from Häagen-Dazs and gets exhilarated from tap-dancing at fast speeds'), but trenchant perspectives are sprinkled throughout."
An uneven mix of essays from third-wave feminists of color. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2002

"Well-meaning, if myopic. (Over 200 b&w photographs; documentary to air in May to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Cuban Independence.)"
Filmmaker Antón (Forever Present: Brothers to the Rescue, etc.) and journalist Hernández offer highlights of the Cuban-American experience in this companion volume to their PBS documentary. Read full book review >

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ERANDI'S BRAIDS by Antonio Hernández Madrigal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Although the storyline—equating the cutting of hair with sacrifice, as it was for O. Henry's young couple and Alcott's Jo—is not entirely new, dePaola's work transports readers to the innocence and austerity of a timeless Mexican village. (Picture book. 4-7)"
DePaola's signature rounded characters and folk-influenced palette invigorate this slim Mexican folktale. Read full book review >

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Selva Trágica by Arturo D. Hernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"A gripping South American adventure set in a bygone time and place."
Hernandez (Sangama, 2014) tells the story of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe taking a white woman captive. Read full book review >