Search Results: "Judith Schiess Avila"


BOOK REVIEW

CODE TALKER by Chester Nez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation."
A firsthand account of how the Navajo language was used to help defeat the Japanese in World War II. Read full book review >

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JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >

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THE LOVES OF JUDITH by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1999

"Even so, the village mythologizing and the proverbs ('He couldn't say the names of wine, but his frying pan laughed and his knife danced in his hand—) will warm the hearts of many."
Shalev's third English translation (Esau, 1994) is set in post-WWII Palestine. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. Read full book review >

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WOMAN WHO GLOWS IN THE DARK by Elena Avila
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

An autobiographical account of how a psychiatric nurse specialist became a folk medicine healer; this also explains the origins and practice of one of the oldest forms of medicine in the New World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRIVER by Hart Hanson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Bones showrunner Hanson's fresh-voiced first novel is a lark, which is saying something considering the violence to which its characters are subjected."
Hired as a bodyguard for African-American reality TV star Bismarck Avila, a rapper and skateboard mogul, "astoundingly vanilla" LA limo driver Michael Skellig draws on his background as an Army Special Forces officer in Afghanistan to save his client from killers. Read full book review >

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DAKOTA by Gwen Florio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2014

"In Florio's capable hands, Lola Wicks is going to be around for a long, long time."
Florio's second novel mines familiar ground with another look at American Indian culture along the frozen U.S.-Canadian border territory, with a compelling mystery folded in to add spice to the mix. Read full book review >

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SCOTS ON THE ROCKS by Mary Daheim
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"So-so, but if you favor middle-aged amateur sleuths (Saks and Violins, 2006, etc.) bickering their way along drafty corridors and you have a wee dram of a single-malt at your side, you might be amused."
Would one corpse ruin a vacation? Would two? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRYBONE HOLLOW by John Billheimer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"Soap opera aside, Billheimer constructs a puzzle so ingenious that, like the folks in the Hollow, readers shoulda seen it coming—but they won't."
It's time for risk analyst Owen Allison to go back to Palo Alto to work on the reconciliation with his ex-wife Judith that was interrupted by his mother's chemotherapy (Dismal Mountain, 2001). Read full book review >