Search Results: "Federico Sanchez"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2006

"Fellini's personality remains slightly elusive, but Kezich delineates his artistic achievements with authority and perceptiveness."
A solid biography of the famed Italian director, particularly strong on the evolution of his movies' style and subject matter. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"The most memorable illustrations are the panoramic spreads of the garden, the constellations, and the Wise Men flying through the starry sky or standing outside the children's bedroom window to tuck the toys into their shoes left out on the windowsill. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In the first story that she has both written and illustrated, Vidal makes use of holiday traditions and legends from her childhood in Argentina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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RAINBOW ROAD by Alex Sanchez
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A little sex might make this a not-for-everyone experience, but it's a perfect feel-good read for gay teens. (Fiction. YA)"
More soapy goodness from the rainbow boys from Rainbow High (2003). Read full book review >

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KING BONGO by Thomas Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"Florid, not quite Chandler."
Straightforward noir against the backdrop of pre-Revolution Cuba. 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 >