Search Results: "José Latour"


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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 >

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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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HIDDEN IN HAVANA by José Latour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2008

"Latour (Comrades in Miami, 2005, etc.) combines a unique understanding of contemporary Cuba with a lean, muscular style. The result is top-notch crime fiction."
A dogged detective investigates an unusual murder with concealed political links. Read full book review >

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DEAD RECKONING by Susan LaTour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 1996

"The Pelican Brief without all those killers skulking in the shadows—and with a far more likable, believable pair of heroines."
The quietest disappearance imaginable—a Connecticut chemistry professor fails to return from her vacation on Cape Cod—blossoms into international intrigue in this deftly understated first novel. 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 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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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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JOSE LIMON by José Limón
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1999

"He is a master storyteller, with language as with his body. (30 photos)"
A beautifully written memoir of a modern dance pioneer whose legacy includes his masterpiece retelling of Othello, The Moore's Pavane, and the company that bears his name. Read full book review >

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THE INDIAN CHRONICLES by José Barreiro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A poignant debut about a pivotal moment in history—in which the rich native tradition receives vivid, sympathetic treatment."
Cornell scholar Barreiro's first novel focuses on the early history of Spanish conquest in the Caribbean, as told by a native serving as interpreter and intermediary during those years—a witness to the genocide against his people. Read full book review >

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THE TOMBSTONE RACE by José Skinner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"With verisimilitude, compassion, and a surprising amount of nobility, Skinner navigates the mean streets of New Mexico with cunning and grace."
Fourteen heartfelt stories about the hardscrabble Latino experience in New Mexico. Read full book review >

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MASTER OF THE SEA by José Sarney
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"First published in 1978 in Brazil, and much translated since, it's a little as if Tom Jones had been leavened by a dash of Harry Potter."
From the former president of Brazil, a picaresque epic of the sea. Read full book review >