Search Results: "Fernando Rangel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PANAMA CANAL by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Mann and Rangel have created an exceptional resource for the classroom, as well as an epic piece of storytelling. (maps, diagrams, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-12)"
Mann (The Great Wall, 1997, etc.) offers the older end of the picture-book set a concrete, engaging narrative on another of the man-made wonders of the world. Read full book review >

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THE RED DOT CLUB by Robert Rangel
Released: July 25, 2014

"A vivid, gripping account of police fight or flight that highlights genuine heroism but fails to effectively address murkier issues."
In his nonfiction debut, Rangel, a Los Angeles-area police veteran, shines light on the many factors that go into a cop's use of deadly force. Read full book review >

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Children of Gallor by Fernando Bravo
Released: April 8, 2014

After their parents are abducted by an alien spacecraft, three siblings fight to become reunited with them in this YA science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

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ALLENDE by Fernando Alegría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not so."
A revised version (and first US appearance) of a work originally published in Spanish in 1989. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"A commendable effort, but lacking in perspective, offering more insider tidbits and accolades than analysis. (50 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A respectful tribute to the controversial and important musical form hip-hop from Fernando, a writer for The Source magazine. Read full book review >

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My Third Parents by Fernando Kuehnel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2013

"A brutal, frightening, but ultimately hopeful story of adoption."
Kuehnel's debut memoir tells of a young boy changing countries, changing families, and enduring nearly as much hardship as a life can hold. Read full book review >

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Sugar and Dirt by Fernando Prol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An economically written novel that packs a punch about a young immigrant soldiering on through life's hardships."
A Cuban youth flees to the U.S. with his family after Fidel Castro's revolution and builds a hard shell of stoic strength as he grows up. Read full book review >

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HOMESICK by Roshi Fernando
Released: July 17, 2012

"Fernando writes expressively and finds an appropriate emotional correlative to convey a variety of tones, from nostalgic to tragic."
A series of loosely concatenated stories focusing on the lives of first and second generation Sri Lankan immigrants in England. Read full book review >

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AMADOR by Fernando Savater
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1994

"De Magistro,'' of whose style Savater's will remind the reader."
A sometimes touching but ultimately banal discourse by a father to his son, offering advice on how to get along in life. Read full book review >

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TIVOLEM by Victor Rangel-Ribeiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1998

"A story to be savored, and winner of the 1998 Milkweed Editions Fiction Prize."
Longtime US resident Rangel-Ribeiro, a native of Goa who turned to fiction at age 72, debuts with a tale that luminously evokes life in that former Portuguese colony in India. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DISQUIET by Fernando Pessoa
Released: June 17, 1991

"Profound and moving: a work of immense, quiet power."
The private meditations of one of modern Portugal's most celebrated poets and critics, set down pseudonymously in the form of a journal spanning some 20 years. Read full book review >