Search Results: "Gustavo Faverón Patriau"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ANTIQUARIAN by Gustavo Faverón Patriau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Rarely does a literary mystery work on as many levels as this."
A masterful debut in which a Peruvian literary critic and scholar crafts a metamystery that explores identity, deceit, guilt and narrative. Read full book review >

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TACO USA by Gustavo Arellano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Mission accomplished. Readers will come away not only hungry, but with a deeper understanding of the Mexican people and their cuisine."
An appealing cultural exploration of Mexican food in the United States. Read full book review >

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The Schwarzschild Radius by Gustavo Florentin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 2014

"A fierce thriller that doesn't offer many chances to catch a breath."
In Florentin's (In the Talons of the Condor, 2013) thriller, a teenage girl's search for her missing sister takes her into the seedy world of pornography and pedophiles. Read full book review >

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ORANGE COUNTY by Gustavo Arellano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A youthful, likable, irrepressible voice for the new Promised Land."
Jazzy, energetic work by Arellano (¡Ask a Mexican!, 2007, etc.), who alternately builds and deconstructs the mythology of the southern California county he calls home—as do lots of other Mexican-Americans, immigrants legal and illegal, and rich white Republicans. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, GRIZZLY! by Wolfgang Bittner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Mom has a nice role, too. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this beguiling work, a human father and son enjoy a flight of fancy, imagining themselves as bears. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 1995

"Unfortunately, PÇrez Firmat evinces all too frequently a bilingual poet's delight in puns and multiple meanings, which can distract from his insightsbut overall this is a swell investigation of the convoluted exile psyche."
A member of the ``one-and-a-half'' generationCubans who came to the US in childhood after Castro took powermuses intriguingly about the paradoxes of Cuban-American identity. Read full book review >

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POINTS OF DEPARTURE by Mónica Lavín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2001

"A fine collection."
A satisfying collection of 17 short stories by as many writers, all born in the 1950s and 1960s. Read full book review >