Search Results: "Juan Gómez-Jurado"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOSES EXPEDITION by Juan Gómez-Jurado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"A second novel that has the trappings of suspense fiction but none of its substance."
The Ark of the Covenant represents a tantalizing prize (yes, again!) in this suspense melodrama from the Spanish author of God's Spy (2007). Read full book review >

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GOD’S SPY by Juan Gómez-Jurado
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2007

"Ambitious, but never for a moment inspiring."
A man and a woman leading a murder investigation discover a dark truth about the Catholic Church in this thriller that . . . oh, you've heard this one before? Read full book review >

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THE TRAITOR'S EMBLEM by Juan Gómez-Jurado
Released: July 19, 2011

"The author tells a riveting love story, spoiled only by the unlikely incorporation of Freemasonry into the plot and a villain so evil he makes Hitler look like a pretty nice fellow."
Spanish author Gómez-Jurado's third outing (Moses Expedition, 2010, etc.) offers a redeeming love story set against the unlikely background of extreme violence in Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

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THE SKY OVER LIMA by Juan Gómez Bárcena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Charming if a bit precious, Bárcena's novel is both a love letter to the creative process and a contemplation on the sometimes-blurred line between life and art."
Spain's Bárcena has based his first novel on a true if bizarre literary hoax concocted in 1904: a romantic correspondence between rising young Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jiménez (eventual recipient of the 1956 Nobel Prize) and two Peruvian men pretending to be a young female fan. Read full book review >

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ARE WE STILL FRIENDS? by Ruth Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A sweetly humorous story for the friendship shelf. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beekeeper Beatrice, a bear, and apple-grower Abel, a mouse, are best friends and neighbors. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL FOR GHOST GIRLS  by Rebecca  Gómez
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 25, 2017

"Light, not-at-all scary fun for kids who like their spooky trappings sans terror. (Paranormal adventure. 6-9)"
A trio of best friends fears that their new teacher at Boo Academy isn't a ghost but (oh, the horror) a human! Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"An elegant, carefully delineated synthesis of the complicated, intertwined facets of the Arab uprisings."
A nuanced analysis of the factors leading to revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY MOON by Rachael Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Wonder-filled and delightful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mother and child search for the moon on an evening walk in the city. Read full book review >

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MISS MARY MACK by Lucy Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"An excellent take on an excellent song. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic song gets put to the page. Read full book review >

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FRIDA by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Ana Juan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"But it is more likely that older readers may develop an artistic curiosity and appreciation for this woman's provocative work. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A picture-book homage to the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, whose indomitable spirit has become a revered icon for struggling women artists. Read full book review >

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LAND MAMMALS OF THE WORLD by Juan Carlos Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An eye-filling showcase with much to offer both general browsers and budding biologists. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A select portrait gallery of terrestrial mammals, enhanced with close-up details and zoological notes. Read full book review >

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LET THE WIND SPEAK by Juan Carlos Onetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

Let The Wind Speak ($15.99 paperback original; Jan. 1997; 288 pp.; 1-85242-196-7): A 1979 novel by the great Uruguayan author (190994) whose most celebrated books include The Shipyard (1968) and A Brief Life (1976). Read full book review >