Search Results: "José Pérez Montero"


BOOK REVIEW

SEEK AND FIND BIBLE STORIES by Carl Anker Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Purists may object to a contemporary boy (and irrelevant objects) inserted into biblical scenes, but many children who seek the mental challenge of this format will find this fascinating. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
In the style of Where's Waldo?, a modern-day boy named Mike is camouflaged within busy illustrations of well-known Bible stories featuring dozens of tiny and similarly clad characters for sharp-eyed young readers to peruse. Read full book review >

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THE VILLA MARINI by Gloria Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"More hype than heart."
A first novel with a lush Australian setting that charts the predictable rise and fall of a strong and—what else?—beautiful woman undone by love—and by a schematic plot. Read full book review >

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ABSENT LOVE by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"A tidy ending for a sometimes daring, sometimes timid account of social upheaval in late 20th-century Europe."
It's easy to see why this caustic, cleareyed novel—Montero's English-language debut—was a bestseller in Spain four years after Franco's death in 1975. Read full book review >

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THE DELTA FUNCTION by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1992

"Could the translation be partly to blame?"
The second novel from well-known Spanish journalist Montero to be translated in the Nebraska European Women Writers Series. Read full book review >

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DANCING TO “ALMENDRA” by Mayra Montero
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"There's simply too much of everything. Montero captures the reader's attention, but the story flies apart before the reader can take hold of it."
Organized crime and disorganized personal relations are tightly intertwined in the prolific Cuban-born Puerto Rican author's latest (The Captain of the Sleepers, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LAST NIGHT I SPENT WITH YOU by Mayra Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"An insouciantly witty celebration of the mingled folly and grandeur of physical love and its discontents. The best so far from one of Latin America's most impressive recent exports."
The Cuban-born author's fifth novel (and third in English translation, following In the Palm of Darkness, 19xx, and The Messenger, 19xx) depicts in profuse erotic detail the temptations to which a middle-aged married couple separately succumb during a Caribbean vacation voyage. 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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Released: May 23, 1989

Delightful biography of the sparklingly talented singer-dancer from Rio whose staccato crackle and tutti-frutti hats brought her world fame via Hollywood films wherein—for a while—she spread the gospel of Brazil's samba and other dances. Read full book review >

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THE RED OF HIS SHADOW by Mayra Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Overdecorated and underplotted. Not up to Montero's usual standard."
The lush exoticism and sinister supernaturalism of the culture of voudou are evoked in rapturous detail in this unusual novel, the fourth in English translation from the Cuban-born Puerto Rican author (The Last Night I Spent with You, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEEP PURPLE by Mayra Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2003

"The best yet from Montero (The Red of His Shadow, 2001, etc.)."
Music is the ultimate aphrodisiac in this aggressively sexy sixth novel from the Cuban-born author. Read full book review >