Search Results: "Francisco Goldman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"First-rate research and reporting on the darkness of hearts."
Thorough, engrossing summary and analysis of Guatemalan Bishop Juan Gerardi's death in 1998. Read full book review >

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THE LONG NIGHT OF WHITE CHICKENS by Francisco Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1992

"But it's not, and it isn't."
Goldman, a contributing editor of Harper's, here tells the story of a half-Guatemalan, half-Boston-Jewish young man, Roger Graetz, and his lifelong fascination with and love for the Guatemalan orphan Flor, who lived in his house while she attended high school, later going to Wellesley, then back to Guatemala to run an orphanage. Read full book review >

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THE ORDINARY SEAMAN by Francisco Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A bizarre set of circumstances (inspired by a true story) vividly wrought, but even more memorable is Goldman's fresh and moving take on such matters as longing, love, cruelty, and fellowship, probed in a poignant and original narrative. (First printing of 35,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
Goldman's acclaimed debut, The Long Night of the White Chickens (1992), proves to have been no fluke: Its successor is an equally compelling saga of a crew of poor, would-be Central American sailors stranded aboard the rat-infested hulk of a dead ship. Read full book review >

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THE INTERIOR CIRCUIT by Francisco Goldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 2014

"A gifted writer submerges his grief in his deep affection for his adopted city."
The death of the author's wife hovers over this densely meandering, poignant look at the simmering violence in his beloved Mexico City. Read full book review >

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SAY HER NAME by Francisco Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Appropriately, in this novel of death and dying, Goldman writes gorgeous, heartbreaking prose."
A nonfiction novel of love and loss…and perhaps even a little redemption. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINE HUSBAND by Francisco Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Informative, chatty, wry, often amusing, but not enough so that readers won't be checking their watches. Or calendars."
Goldman (The Ordinary Seaman, 1997, etc.) returns to 19th-century Central America to trace the life and loves of a half-Indian, half-Irish near-nun who falls for José Marti. Read full book review >

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EMMA GOLDMAN by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Such a slim volume necessarily glosses over details that would dramatize Goldman's larger-than-life persona, but Gornick lucidly presents her subject's significance within a fascinating historical moment."
A brief biography of the turn-of-the-century anarchist once considered the "most dangerous woman in the world." Read full book review >

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GOLDMAN SACHS by Lisa Endlich
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1999

"A new, complimentary angle on the ethnology of Wall Street. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
The recondite investment bank whose very name evokes bags of gold, a firm as puissant as any on Wall Street, is investigated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"A secondary but readable adjunct to Philip Fradkin's broader-ranging Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906 (not reviewed)."
Shake, rattle and roar: Firefighter-writer Smith (A Song for Mary, 1999, etc.) chronicles the conflagration that followed the great San Francisco quake. Read full book review >

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SAN FRANCISCO BEAT by David Meltzer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2001

"Just now, as we begin to slip into a national slumber somewhat akin to that of the Eisenhower years, it's exhilarating to have this squall line of Beats pass through our consciousness."
The recusant Beats, like a whiff of cayenne, have a way of gaining your attention, and here they direct their monkey-wrenching, fortifying voices (in 13-part disharmony) at the microphone of poet Meltzer's tape recorder, conveying a whole lot of history and a bracing handful of ideas and opinions. Read full book review >

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FRANCISCO GOYA by Evan S. Connell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Well-crafted musings on living in violent and troubled times, using one of the greatest artists of that genre as a lens."
From literary nonfiction author and novelist Connell (Deus Lo Volt!, 2000, etc.), an idiosyncratic consideration of the groundbreaking Spanish artist. Read full book review >