Search Results: "José Ángel N."


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ILLEGAL by José Ángel N.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"An utterly believable close-up picture of one illegal immigrant's life in the United States."
A memoir from a decent man living in the shadows, evading questions and telling lies, presented here anonymously since to reveal his identity would mean to risk arrest and deportation. Read full book review >

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PABLO & JANE AND THE HOT AIR CONTRAPTION by José Domingo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Original art and visually engrossing worlds will have readers visiting this book over and over again.(Graphic adventure. 5-7)"
A duo's blasé afternoon deviates into an unexpected journey crossing dimension and time. Read full book review >

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AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >

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THE HISTORY OF THE SIEGE OF LISBON by José Saramago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"The best work we've seen yet from a consummate artificer who may well be one of the greatest living novelists."
A brilliantly amusing metafiction about the instability of history and the reality assumed by fiction, from the acclaimed Portuguese author (The Stone Raft, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST by José Saramago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Fiction that engages the mind as much as the spirit as, in eloquently supple prose, it seeks to understand faith."
Now making its US debut, a novel from noted Portuguese writer Saramago (The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, 1990) that— despite its provocative conclusions and sometimes irreverent tone- -is a profoundly different but no less significant life of Christ. Read full book review >

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RAISED FROM THE GROUND by José Saramago
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"A novel that offers insight into the renowned author and his native land."
An early, epic novel by the late Nobel Prize winner, for completists steeped in knowledge of the author's work and his native Portugal. Read full book review >

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THE STONE RAFT by José Saramago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"A fabulous fable."
From noted Portuguese writer Saramago (The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, 1993, etc.), a playful "what-if" tale — what if the earth were to crack and the Iberian Peninsula started sailing across the Atlantic? — that also slyly satirizes current European and international politics. Read full book review >

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HAVANA WORLD SERIES by José Latour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Latour (Outcast, 1999, etc.) writes beautifully in prose that's lean and lucid and never overwhelmed by noir 'style.' An additional bonus is his perceptive depiction of late-'50s Cuba."
The anatomy of an intricate casino heist and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR by José Donoso
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Altogether, though, the book has a thin, whiny tone and a clumsy way with dramatization that leaves things flat and unappealing."
Donoso (Curfew, 1988; A House in the Country, 1984; etc.) here portrays a desperate, bitter world of Latin American intellectuals in exile (self-imposed or otherwise) in Spain. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF SHADOWS by José Orduña
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"Sharp-eyed and unsparing."
A writer and immigrant rights activist's account of his long path to citizenship and critique of United States immigration policies, especially regarding undocumented workers. Read full book review >

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COMRADES IN MIAMI by José Latour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Subtle and complex chess game of a thriller, with an interesting insider's view of contemporary Cuba."
A straight-shooting Cuban exile gets mixed up in an elaborate multi-million-dollar scheme. Read full book review >