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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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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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 >

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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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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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Released: May 13, 2009

"A sincere testimony of one woman's beliefs about good and evil told in black-and-white terms."
A Christian's take on dependence on God. Read full book review >

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Released: May 12, 2009

"A useful primer for medical practitioners that dispels the mystery surrounding back pain."
Lower back pain is taken seriously as a disease symptom by this in-depth medical treatise. Read full book review >

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PALINURO OF MEXICO by Fernando del Paso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1996

"Demanding, mandarin, occasionally infuriating: the kind of book you're unlikely to finish the same year you begin it, but quite likely to keep dipping into, perhaps over a lifetime."
Palinuro Of Mexico ($14.95 paperback original; Jul. 15, 1996; 557 pp.; 1-56478-095-3): This intimidating Joycean novel, highly acclaimed when originally published (1977) in Spain, then later in its author's native Mexico and throughout Europe, is actually more commonplace-book than fiction: a rhapsodic celebration of the intricacy of the human body and its possibilities, sung (as it were) by del Paso's polymathic protagonist and narrator. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BAD END by Fernando Royuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"A gonzo record of a large life."
A Spanish dwarf recounts his life and times even as they're coming to an end. Read full book review >