Search Results: "Juan Manuel Rodriguez"


BOOK REVIEW

MAN OF ASHES by Salomon Isacovici
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Above average in the torrent of Holocaust memoirs, this account tells an unforgettable and unique story."
Distinguished by geography as well as by its painful testimony, Isacovici's (d. 1998) memoir was first published in his adopted country of Ecuador. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPEST by Juan Manuel de Prada
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2003

"In the tradition, as they say, of Eco and Pérez-Reverte, but hardly in their league."
An art historian's dangerous trip to Venice produces both enlightenment and disillusionment. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CLIENT OF LUIS MONTEZ by Manuel Ramos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"Ramos trades the intensity of Luis's first two cases (The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, 1994, etc.) for nonstop, pleasantly incredible action."
It's a great day for Denver attorney Luis Montez when his well-connected client Jimmy Esch, charged with cocaine possession, walks on a technicality—arresting officer Thomas Strayhorn changes his account of the bust on the stand—and Luis, still recovering from his secretary/lover Evangelina's defection, lets Jimmy's sister Lisa talk him into bed. Read full book review >

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THE GINGERBREAD MAN by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Not the most flavorsome retelling, but worth a nibble. (Picture book folk tale. 4-6)"
It's all a lark in this quick and simple version of the tale—at least until someone gets eaten. Read full book review >

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From the Banks of Brook Avenue by W.R. Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A long, beautiful praise song to the land north of the Harlem River."
Poet Rodriguez (Concrete Pastures of the Beautiful Box, 2008, etc.) brings his Bronx Trilogy to a resounding, satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

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SERGIO MAKES A SPLASH! by Edel Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Sergio comes with his own website, but a celebrity like Olivia he's not—more of an everypenguin, whose angst in the face of new experiences will strike a chord in many young children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sergio the Argentinian penguin loves drinking, splashing and playing with water, but he can't swim—which makes for some anxious moments when his class takes a field trip to the ocean. Read full book review >

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ROOSTER'S REVENGE by Béatrice Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Plenty to look at and much to think about in this complex and funny trilogy conclusion. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Picking up where The Chicken Thief (2010) left off, this companion follows Hen's erstwhile friends Rabbit, Bear and jilted Rooster as they make their way back home. 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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A MATTER OF ROSES by David Manuel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An overstuffed debut with something for everyone, and thus guaranteed to please no one."
Years and years ago—and newcomer Manuel's leaden exposition doesn—t spare a single year—Andrew Doane loved Laurel Winslow, and MacArthur Curtis loved Sarah Hillman. Read full book review >

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Released: July 23, 1993

"A thickly atmospheric first novel—with just enough mystery to hold together a powerfully elegiac memoir of the heady early days of Chicano activism."
Twenty years after four Chicano campus activists were attacked by a masked gang along a lonely road outside town and their leader, Rocky Ruiz, was shot down, the survivors begin to feel the heat. Read full book review >