Search Results: "Francisco Goldman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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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HECTIC ETHICS by Francisco Hinojosa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

Eight satirical stories chosen from three collections previously published by an award-winning Mexican writer. Read full book review >

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THE MATS by Francisco Arcellana
Released: March 1, 1999

"The story's brevity makes it a promising discussion-starter, and the idea that 'They may be dead but they are never really gone' is presented without excess sentimentality. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Matching a text first published over 60 years ago (and adapted here) with vibrant new illustrations, this brief import from the Philippines offers a moving tale of one family's memorial to their lost ones. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A DEATHMAIDEN by Ruth Francisco
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 24, 2003

"A promising protagonist thwarted by a wooden cast and a draggy plot. Maybe next time."
Debut thriller about a brave young deathmaiden's valiant battle on behalf of anti-xenotransplantation. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND TATTLETALE ZEKE by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2015

"An unfocused effort overall, both in illustration quality and in plot development. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny Yorkshire terrier named Lola narrates her third entry in a series, this time focusing on a new addition to the family, her fellow Yorkie named Zeke. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND STELLA AND THE PERFECT GIFT by Dara Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inclusive, accessible interpretation of O. Henry's beloved story and a 'perfect gift' for families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of big-city bears celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas Eve in their shared apartment in this sweet, age-appropriate story that borrows the structure of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >