Search Results: "Federico Axat"


BOOK REVIEW

KILL THE NEXT ONE by Federico  Axat
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Fans of alternative reality tales will probably stay the course; other readers may not."
Carrying out a canny plan to kill two victims plunges a man into a world in which events and characters, including his own, change like visions in a haunted kaleidoscope. Read full book review >

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TIJUANA by Federico Campbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"But the stories, unlike the novella, don't cross beyond an obvious connection to setting and a timid exploration of the theme of the border."
With a novella and four short stories, Campbell's fluid writing is translated into English here for the first time by Castillo (Romance Studies/Cornell), who also offers a good introductory essay about the culture of the Mexico-US border. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMIST by Federico Andahazi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

The Anatomist ($22.95; Sept. 1998; 256 pp.; 0-385-49132-8): This much-ballyhooed first novel from Argentina, which is set in a credibly realized 16th-century Venice, sets out to tell the story of physician Mateo Colombo, a bold scientific adventurer (likened, overemphatically, to his namesake Christopher Columbus) who in the course of his researches "discovers" the clitoris—and is promptly imprisoned by outraged Church officials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 14, 2007

"An intriguing look at suicide weighed down by dense facts and figures."
A mechanical engineer zeroes in on the physiological dynamics of the brain in a valiant effort to explain suicide and make sense of his son's death. Read full book review >

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Released: April 10, 2006

"This difficult circumnavigation of a dark topic will help soothe survivors, as well as raise awareness about suicide."
A father recounts his exhaustive search for an explanation to his 22-year-old son's suicide. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"A funny yet touching portrayal of the indignities of aging."
Canadian humorist Federico debuts with a frank account of managing the home care of her aging mother, Addie, and Addie's recently acquired second husband, Walter. Read full book review >

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LOVE by Frédéric Brrémaud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Visually lavish and unforgettable. (Graphic adventure. 6-11)"
A one-eyed fox must fight its way through a dizzying array of dangers to return to what it holds dear. Read full book review >

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LOVE by Frédéric Brrémaud
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 12, 2016

"Astonishingly beautiful but narratively obscure. (Graphic adventure. 10 & up)"
The companion to Love: The Fox and Love: The Tiger (both 2015) takes its setting on the African savanna, where a male lion travels on the fringes of a pride. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Well-reasoned, articulate and succinct, with a refreshing morality and a true sense of the value of self-worth."
Grayeb, a business leader who has held management positions at major pharmaceutical companies, writes effortlessly and eloquently about the need for today's leaders to be fully aware and socially conscious. Read full book review >