Search Results: "Joy Castro"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 17, 2012

"Castro's first mystery is fierce and intense, with both harrowing depictions of New Orleans after Katrina and psychological mayhem for its troubled heroine, who crawls under your skin and lingers there long after you've finished reading. A sequel is in the works."
Salvaging lives in post-Katrina New Orleans is no picnic. Read full book review >

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ISLAND OF BONES by Joy Castro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Potent, emotional essays that speak to the relatable experience of rising above a harrowing childhood."
Castro (English and Ethnic Studies/Univ. of Nebraska; Hell or High Water, 2012, etc.) ponders her troubled adolescence and who she is today. Read full book review >

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FAMILY TROUBLE by Joy Castro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A well-balanced panoply of family-centric musings from authors conflicted between responsibility and retribution."
A chorus of noteworthy memoirists reflects on the ethical consequences of airing dirty laundry. Read full book review >

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NEARER HOME by Joy Castro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2013

"The highlight here is in Nola's personal relationships, which show her to be funny, flawed and formidable."
The murder of a New Orleans journalist sets off a battle between a reporter determined to tell her story and a shadowy opponent equally determined to keep the truth under wraps. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2005

"Reads like a first draft."
An uneven look back at an abusive childhood. Read full book review >

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JOY by Abigail Santamaria
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"With access to unpublished documents and family papers, Santamaria has fashioned a compelling narrative, remaining cleareyed about her subject's many personal failings."
A woman's quest for faith and love. Read full book review >

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FIDEL CASTRO by Warren Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Well-placed b&w photos with informative captions; chronology; notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A well-balanced account of the Cuban leader's life and career, with a generous amount of background information and convincing explanations of Castro's several changes of image- -idealistic student revolutionary, romantic bandit chief, leader of the nonaligned nations, grizzled autocrat. Read full book review >

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Joy by Lucindi
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Sweet reflections on adopting a positive perspective."
A career woman-turned­-stay-at-home mother shares her thoughts on embracing inner joy in this debut essay collection. Read full book review >

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JOY by Marsha Hunt
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Released: Jan. 30, 1990

Hunt, famous for 15 minutes during the late Sixties as the Broadway star of Hair and the mother of Mick Jagger's first child, makes her fiction debut with a dark, flash-backed tale about three poor black sisters—and a God-fearing old woman—burned by fleeting fame. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A book of great importance to anyone interested in contemporary history and current events."
El Comandante reveals himself to be a bit of a tree-hugger, a bit of a dreamer and a bit of a loner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Communist issue''), nor did he have access to the Cuban or the Soviet archives; but this is a careful, well-constructed, well- argued, and essential source."
A thorough and well-documented analysis by Paterson (History/U of Connecticut) of how Castro came to power in Cuba and why the United States failed to stop him. Read full book review >

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FIDEL CASTRO by Robert E. Quirk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"A balanced, well-written, and definitive examination of the long, turbulent, and often unheroic career of the architect of Cuba's revolution. (Photographs)"
In a vivid, fascinating portrait of Cuba's ``Maximum Leader,'' Quirk (The Mexican Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1910-29, 1973, etc.—not reviewed) traces Castro's evolution from marginalized radical to Communist dictator. Read full book review >