Search Results: "John Phillip Santos"


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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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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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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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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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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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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 >