Search Results: "Jose Baez"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"The author's determination to complete a case that at times drove him to despair and brought him to the edge of bankruptcy is admirable, but the meticulous detail occasionally verges on excruciating."
A celebrated criminal lawyer's tell-all memoir about the tumultuous years he spent defending supposed Florida "baby killer" Casey Anthony. 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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MY DAUGHTER’S EYES by Annecy Baez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Powerful subject matter and a promising beginning fall flat."
From the Dominican Republic-born author, 14 interrelated stories about Dominican girls growing up in the Bronx; the book won the 2007 Mármol Prize. Read full book review >

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INSIDE SANTA RITA by Sr. Baez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Proof that not everyone who has a transformative experience should write a book."
A well-intentioned but uninspired memoir by the mother of folk singer Joan Baez. Read full book review >

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THE GUNS IN THE CLOSET by Jose Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It is useful to have his stories collected in one volume, but it's also clear that Yglesias was always a more effective writer when he worked on a larger canvas."
A posthumous gathering of tales by the noted Cuban-American writer (The Old Gents, see below). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A mad masala of mythology and absurd mayhem that takes an unexpectedly poignant twist.
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Thekkumthala's magical-realist comic-cosmic phantasmagoria welcomes readers to a bizarre community in India, where a notoriously haunted landmark mansion sees UFO aliens, disappearances, drug crimes, murder, and madcap paranormal phenomena. Read full book review >

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A WAKE IN YBOR CITY by Jose Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Yglesias's grasp of immigrant family dynamics is masterly, but the stylistic assurance and narrative economy displayed in his mature fiction (Double Double, 1974, The Truth About Them, 1971, etc.) are only faintly adumbrated by this less even apprentice work."
The "thirty-fifth anniversary edition" (really, now) of the late Cuban-American writer's 1963 debut novel—an authoritative though imperfectly constructed story set in Tampa's Latino section (Ybor City) in 1958, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CUSTODIANS by Nicholas Jose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1998

"Still, Jose does offer an illuminating take on contemporary Australia."
Lives intersect too neatly in this intellectually provocative latest from storywriter and novelist Jose (The Rose Crossing, 1996, etc.)—a tale that's as much about a group of friends as their native Australia. Read full book review >

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AMBALLORE THOMA by Jose Thekkumthala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2017

"A flavorful mix of genres and influences, especially captivating for fans of Indian storytelling."
A magical-realist narrative follows a large, eccentric family in India—from dealing with the impoverished years after 1947 to finally solving the supernatural mystery plaguing the clan. Read full book review >

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THE OLD GENTS by Jose Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An unsatisfyingly abrupt ending can't dim the glow of the low-key pleasures to be had here."
Yglesias's last novel, published by the same house that has recently issued the Break-In (p. 259) and a collection of the author's stories (see above). Read full book review >