Search Results: "Javier Cercas"


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THE SPEED OF LIGHT by Javier Cercas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"In this game with and against readers, the novelist has tied one artful hand behind his back. Trouble is, the hand in front mostly points at himself, whomever that might be."
A Spanish novelist writes a novel about a Spanish novelist telling an American Vietnam vet's story, which may be apocryphal. Read full book review >

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OUTLAWS by Javier Cercas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A rewarding and complex novel about finding the man behind the myths."
The spectacular rise and dizzying fall of a legendary Spanish desperado. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Many American readers may struggle with the dense narrative, but those who stick with it will become immersed in its near-hypnotic power."
An intricately fashioned blow-by-blow account of the 1981 coup d'etat in Spain. Read full book review >

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SOLDIERS OF SALAMIS by Javier Cercas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2004

"Cercas's lyric intensity becomes quite moving (especially toward the end) in a beautiful account of loss and reconciliation."
Cercas's US debut is a strange and intriguing amalgam of epic, elegy, and mystery about a journalist's efforts to uncover the story behind a soldier's quasi-miraculous escape from firing squad in the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

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A HEART SO WHITE by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 1996

"The flawed, truncated nature of all human contact and efforts to reach it has rarely been given such remorseless stress."
A harrowing drama of family secrets and their deepening resonance throughout several involved lives, by an accomplished European author whose All Souls (not reviewed) appeared in English translation in 1993. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW IN THE BATTLE THINK ON ME by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"All the same, Mar°as's is a world-class talent, one always worth reading."
Another intriguing psychodrama of sex, guilt, and social satire from the prize-winning Spanish author whose fiction in English translation includes All Souls and A Heart So White (both 1996). Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1996

"Another stunning work from one of Europe's best younger writers."
The first US appearance of an accomplished and elegant novel, first published in Spain in 1990, by the author of A Heart So White (p. 18) and other highly praised fiction. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS MORTAL by Javier Marías
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2000

"Dependably intriguing (if uneven) work from one of Europe's most interesting contemporary writers."
A first English translation of a 1995 collection comprising 12 elliptical, often insidiously compelling stories from the prizewinning Spanish author, whose highly regarded fiction artfully blends Henry James's subtle indirection with flagrantly Gothic and Grand Guignol narrative materials. Read full book review >

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How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2016

"A provocative consideration for the thoughtful investor."
A convention-busting reappraisal of global macroeconomics. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE IN AUSTIN by Javier Auyero
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A scholarly study conducted with dignity and thoroughness."
A sociological study focusing on the experiences of 11 characters toiling in the underbelly of a vibrant American city. Read full book review >

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LIFE WITHOUT NICO by Andrea Maturana
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Nico's return provides both Maia and listeners an opportunity to consider how holes not only signify absence, but also keep room for the people who edify our lives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this Mexican import, Maia and Nico giggle through endlessly interwoven days of best-friend bliss, until Nico moves, and "a hole appears in Maia's life." Read full book review >