Search Results: "Gioconda Belli"


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THE INHABITED WOMAN by Gioconda Belli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Lavinia is the Everywoman of the 21st century, searching for a balance between the extremes of violence and privilege."
This book, by a highly regarded Central American poet, is an intelligent romance, an action-adventure with considerable depth. Read full book review >

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THE SCROLL OF SEDUCTION by Gioconda Belli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An intricate, sexy historical narrative, exploring the triumph of individual will over masculine coercion."
Nicaraguan poet, novelist and memoirist Belli (The Country Under My Skin, 2002, etc.) offers a beguiling feminist take on the frustrated life of a 15th-century Spanish queen. Read full book review >

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INFINITY IN THE PALM OF HER HAND by Gioconda Belli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2009

"A realistic portrayal of the children of a laissez-faire God."
Belli (The Scroll of Seduction, 2007, etc.) profiles the First Woman. Read full book review >

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THE COUNTRY UNDER MY SKIN by Gioconda Belli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2002

"A luminously written, always insightful account of one woman's encounter with personal and political liberation. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
Nicaraguan poet, novelist (The Inhabited Woman, 1994), participant in, and witness to, the Nicaraguan revolution, Belli recalls with engaging candor the course of a life lived to the full. Read full book review >

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SPEED BONNIE BOAT by Alfredo Belli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2017

"A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An illustrated version of the ever popular Scottish "Skye Boat Song," with added lyrics and historical background. Read full book review >

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THE DIABLO DIARY by Joseph Belli
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 31, 2017

"Informative, provocative, and engaging, if somewhat out of date."
A debut that blends personal essays and natural history to describe a mountain range in California. Read full book review >

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EITHER SIDE OF THE LOTUS by Raymond Belli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2009

"An uneven but occasionally entertaining bit of juvenilia."
A patient uncovers sinister goings-on at a mental hospital in this overwrought fantasy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Unfocused, and not for the fainthearted, but a clarion call for the like-minded that will perhaps attract the curious as well."
An intellectual autobiography by the French activist who wrote Time for Outrage, the pamphlet some claim sparked the Arab Spring. Read full book review >