Search Results: "Laia Aguilar"


BOOK REVIEW

BONJOUR CAMILLE by Felipe Cano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Active and artistic young girls are not unknown in picture books, but Camille certainly makes herself heard among the others in the pantheon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A free-spirited girl celebrates the morning in so many ways. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Elizabeth Aguilar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"A love story with disconcerting implications that are not fully explored."
In Aguilar's debut novel, an accomplished Filipina is unable to resist the wishes of a wealthy CEO. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 30, 1996

"The novel has some minimal historical interest, but almost no human interest."
This brief but unfortunately prolix novel, the Nicaraguan-born Aguilar's first US publication, examines the European conquest of Latin America in the 16th century through the narratives of six women—Spanish, native Indian, and mestiza—variously affected by their relationships with the men who appropriated and ruled this paradisiacal ``terra firma.'' A further dimension emerges in ``Interludes'' describing the affair between two contemporary journalists, a man covering the Nicaraguan national elections (in which the Sandinista government is rejected) and a woman who's researching a book about her spiritual ``ancestors''—for which the aforementioned six narratives are core material. Read full book review >

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UPSTAIRS AT THE STRAND by Jessica Strand
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 21, 2016

"An array of authors edifies their fans at the home of the flourishing last survivor of Gotham's grand old Book Row."
New York's grand repository of millions of used and rare books has been the venue for readings by dozens of notable writers over the years, and many have stayed for the conversations recorded here. Read full book review >

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LANDING by Laia Fàbregas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A finely crafted novel of either serendipity or fate—we never know."
An old man and a young woman sit next to each other on a flight. When the man dies and the woman walks off with a small wooden box he'd been carrying to show his son, their parallel personal histories become entwined, showing the serendipity of life. Read full book review >

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MANAGING CORPORATE ETHICS by Francis J. Aguilar
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"In brief, then, a series of object lessons documenting in no great depth how presumptively model concerns deal with the ethical challenges that are a workaday consequence of being in business."
A can't-hurt handbook for executives that promises (pleasingly if unpersuasively) that ethical conduct can enhance the performance of an already well-run enterprise. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN VERACRUZ by Héctor  Aguilar Camín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"This ambitious novel memorably brings together recent history, horrific crimes, and an ever present sense of corruption."
A reporter investigates corruption and wrestles with complex personal entanglements in this tense novel set in 1970s Mexico. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While not the only counting book children will ever need, this peek into Mexico's art and traditions is certainly one of the most joyous they'll encounter. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playful ceramics enact a traditional Mexican festival parade, from uno to diez. Read full book review >