Search Results: "Jorge E. Goyanes"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 2002

"May appeal to readers who are interested in Latin American culture in the U.S. or those who like a good, quick story about wild women (good and bad) and the men who love them."
The baddest gangster in Miami needs a simple auto shop owner's help in Goyanes' debut. Read full book review >

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MIAMI MOON by Jorge Goyanes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2017

"An enjoyable, action-packed crime tale with strong language."
A wisecracking sleuth explores dangerous happenings in Miami in this second installment of a mystery series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Accept a multicultural society and embrace diversity, says Ramos, or beat your head against the wall. Truer words were never spoken, even if they are still fighting words for too many."
Voices and experiences from the great Hispanic emigration to the US, gathered and put into appropriate context by the levelheaded yet passionate journalist Ramos. Read full book review >

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LITERATURE OR LIFE by Jorge Semprun
Released: March 1, 1997

"A masterly work, and the obvious capstone of Semprun's distinguished career."
A moving account of life in Buchenwald and a subsequent lifetime spent trying to write about it, by the Spanish novelist and screenwriter best known for his classic filmscripts (Z, La Guerre Est Finie) and a previous nonfiction account of his ordeal (The Long Voyage, 1964). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Full of hard facts, good science and excellent illustrations, this is the bomb-and just the thing for crafting the stuff of righteous bombers. For medical purposes only, of course."
A sticky, satisfying vade mecum, and a horticulturally sound guide to producing tasty bud-for medical purposes only, of course. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's very slight, and not very involving."
This prizewinning 1994 novel recounts the (mainly amorous) exploits of Ulysses, the son of a Greek bar owner in Buenos Aires, who impregnates his girlfriend, flees from marriage, and undertakes an odyssey among the wealthy Americans whose yacht fortuitously rescues him—until the aggrieved women in his life arrange this unheroic adventurer's comeuppance. Read full book review >

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Viral Leadership by Jorge Acuña
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A book that offers solid strategy tips for striving leaders."
A training consultant discusses how to become an effective and "infectious" leader in this debut business guide. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"A cultivated humanist's marvelously readable memoir of revolution's hard realities, which 20 years later has appeal for readers of almost any political persuasion."
A genuine literary treasure from Latin America's recent past, which—though originally published in 1973 in Spain and elsewhere- -is just now available in a gracefully translated US edition, with a laudatory preface by Octavio Paz. Read full book review >

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WE HAVE NO IDEA by Jorge Cham
NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2017

"An entertaining and educational review for anyone seeking to brush up on or build his or her knowledge—or, perhaps better, lack of knowledge."
How did we end up in "a nonbland universe full of structure" instead of somewhere else? No one can yet say: that's the organizing principle of this lively, agnostic book on physics and its discontents. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN AND THE BEETLE by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A memorable lesson in mindfulness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy's response to a beetle in the garden triggers profound moral questions in this arresting visual tour de force. Read full book review >

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ZIPITIO by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Readers sensitive to the sexual nuances here may prefer Julia Alvarez's The Secret Footprints (2000), which features backwards-footed creatures in a more innocently amusing situation. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Argueta offers a bit of folklore from Central America that isn't going to go over too well in this culture. Read full book review >

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MAÑANA FOREVER? by Jorge G. Castañeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"An informed, persuasive analysis of the attitudinal adjustments and concrete changes required for Mexico to thrive in the 21st century."
A distinguished scholar charts the many contradictions that shape and afflict Mexico. Read full book review >