Search Results: "Héctor Abad"


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OBLIVION by Héctor Abad
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Is there a father alive who would not weep at such an artful, tender tribute?"
A Colombian writer delivers a rousing, affecting tribute to his father, Héctor Abad Gómez, a professor and physician who was murdered in 1987 by radical political opponents. Read full book review >

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How Abad and Shamar Became Gardeners by Jeff Wild
Released: Oct. 11, 2013

"A warm, engaging children's story about community gardening with very appealing illustrations."
Two scarecrows are transformed into gardeners in this illustrated children's book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2005

"A plea for transnational identity in the spirit of Tobar's hero, Che Guevara."
An apt collection of essays exploring the increasing prevalence of Hispanic culture in North America, by an L.A. journalist now based in Argentina. Read full book review >

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THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES by Héctor Tobar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A lively novel that examines both edgy stereotypes and uncomfortable truths."
Bad parenting and Hispanics working in Southern California are at the core of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tobar's novel. Read full book review >

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THE TATTOOED SOLDIER by Héctor Tobar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1998

"Tobar's characters are thin, but his tale not only vividly reenacts the horror of death-squad victims everywhere, but also sheds an honest and even light on the stark realities facing the homeless—and many immigrants—in America."
California journalist Tobar's disturbing debut neatly and credibly brings two Guatemalan adversaries together by chance on the streets of Los Angeles, where they play out the endgame of a deadly struggle begun in their homeland. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"An electrifying, empathetic work of journalism that makes a four-year-old story feel fresh."
The mind-boggling story of 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,000 feet underground for 10 weeks. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN VERACRUZ by Héctor  Aguilar Camín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"This ambitious novel memorably brings together recent history, horrific crimes, and an ever present sense of corruption."
A reporter investigates corruption and wrestles with complex personal entanglements in this tense novel set in 1970s Mexico. Read full book review >