Search Results: "José Manuel Prieto"


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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF A LIFE IN RUSSIA by José Manuel Prieto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Offbeat and witty."
As the title suggests, this is a novel in the form of an encyclopedia, so the narrative surges forward as the reader moves through alphabetical listings from "A" to "Z." Read full book review >

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REX by José Manuel Prieto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"A shimmering Fabergé egg of a novel, so hermetic and tightly knit that many readers may fall by the wayside. But those who loved the inspired legerdemain of Prieto's debut should not miss it."
Another Nabokovian puzzle shrouded in carefully maintained ambiguity, from the acclaimed author of the Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire (1999). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"It's as if Thomas Pynchon, Graham Greene, and Milan Kundera had collaborated with Nabokov on a script for Woody Allen."
Vladimir Nabokov, wherever he is now, is either chuckling uncontrollably or purple with indignation over this delightfully tricky first novel by a young Cuban writer. Read full book review >

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MIGRANT by José Manuel Mateo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Breathtaking. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book. 6-12)"
A family's arduous journey from a farm in Mexico to a crowded dwelling in Los Angeles unfolds, literally, as a ribbon is untied and accordion-style pages open to reveal one continuous, aesthetically astonishing scene. Read full book review >

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Blood and Ash by Manuel Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A hearty introduction to a world of magic and its equally enchanting inhabitants."
An MIT student with untapped power may play an essential role in a centurieslong war between otherworldly coalitions in this debut supernatural fantasy novel. 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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WHAT YOU SEE IN THE DARK by Manuel Muñoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"Muñoz has upended the conventional crime novel, lauding a cinematic master while downplaying his own crime scene and concentrating on a secondary victim. Nice work."
What's Hitchcock's Psycho got to do with a murder in a small California city? Not much, but the friction between them drives this refreshingly innovative first novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Absorbing history—but, with the jargon of academic sociology, an arduous read."
Far-reaching analysis by the author of the Information Age trilogy (The Rise of the Network Society, not reviewed, etc.) of the Internet's birth and its impact on a range of human activities, including business, social relationships, and politics. Read full book review >

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BLUES FOR THE BUFFALO by Manuel Ramos
Released: May 16, 1997

Rachel Espinoza is missing. Read full book review >

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THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD by Anja Manuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"Clearly laid out motivation for harmonious future relations with China and India."
A solid general overview of the dynamics among India, China, and the United States—and why the U.S. should pay close attention. Read full book review >

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THE FAITH HEALER OF OLIVE AVENUE by Manuel Munoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2007

"Fine storytelling that achieves universality while remaining rooted in a particular time and place."
Love troubles roil the lives of Mexican-Americans in ten superbly grounded stories. 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 >