Search Results: "John Phillip Santos"


BOOK REVIEW

PLACES LEFT UNFINISHED AT THE TIME OF CREATION by John Phillip Santos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Chicano studies."
A moving, intellectually powerful memoir of Mexican-American life. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2010

"A Tejano Hesiod grapples with ancestors known and invisible."
A fascinating though convoluted tale of identity by former CBS and PBS TV journalist Santos—the follow-up to Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation (1999). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"It's no Young Men and Fire, but Santos provides a good summary of terrible events and their aftermath."
New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Santos looks into a lightning-caused blaze that killed 19 Arizona firefighters in the summer of 2013. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES of A SEER by Ramon Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2014

"For evangelical Christian readers, Santos offers a lively account of being a spiritual force in a darkness-haunted world."
One Christian's account of being a biblical-style seer in the modern day. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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BOOK REVIEW

URBAN ORACLES by Mayra Santos-Febres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Much more than erotica, these blunt stories are crystalline glimpses of the psychology of obsession, by a writer whom we ought to know better."
Urban Oracles ($15.95 paperback original; Apr. 1997; 220 pp.; 1-57129-034-6): Fifteen erotic stories, rife with furtive sexual encounters, voyeurism, and daringly sensual imagery, from a highly acclaimed Spanish writer. Read full book review >

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VERDICT IN THE DESERT by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2016

"Despite quibbles, a fine read that lays bare a less-than-glorious side of America's recent past. Fans of courtroom dramas will enjoy it as will anyone who enjoys a meaningful story."
A detail-rich novel about an Arizona murder trial, prejudice, and American culture in the late 1950s. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"While too many of the tales have obviously didactic endings and Marcantonio's writing is more pop than distinguished, the narrative skill and the over-the-top attitude will appeal to readers ready for fractured fairy tales longer than The Stinky Cheese Man and the like. (glossary) (Fairytale. 4-7)"
Despite its silly (and arguably insulting) title, Marcantonio's first collection exhibits a strong grasp on narrative and deft, if sometimes stereotypical, characterizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOWING by Steven dos Santos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2014

"Frequently baffling and uneven; only for readers already invested in Lucky. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Following The Culling (2013), Recruit-turned-Imposer trainee Lucian "Lucky" Spark observes the Trials, a yearly competition in which horror-movie-esque situations determine which competitor's loved one dies; his position may be new, but it is still potentially deadly. Read full book review >

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THE CULLING by Steven dos Santos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2013

"Entirely derivative from start to finish, it will probably nonetheless appeal to those still obsessed with the torture genre and stands as a rare dystopia in which gay characters exist. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Lucian "Lucky" Spark has run out of luck; he's been selected as a candidate for the Recruitment, a series of brutal tests designed to be a fast track to military leadership for a few of the most promising individuals of society. Read full book review >

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INSIDE by Michael G. Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Not first-rate literature, but eye-opening."
Incarcerated for drug-trafficking since 1987, Santos documents the tedium and brutality of prison life. Read full book review >