Search Results: "Leonardo Padura"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO LOVED DOGS by Leonardo Padura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Long but without excess; philosophically charged but swiftly moving. A superb intellectual mystery."
Cuban writer Padura delivers a complex, ever deepening tale of politics and intrigue worthy of an Alan Furst or Roberto Bolaño. Read full book review >

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HERETICS by Leonardo Padura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"Padura capably works here in Perez-Reverte territory, where art and ideas meet mayhem. Smart and satisfying though too long by 100 pages."
Cuban mysterian Padura (The Man Who Loved Dogs, 2013, etc.) returns with another installment in his Mario Conde detective series, this one following a Rembrandt portrait over centuries and continents. Read full book review >

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HAVANA BLUE by Leonardo Padura
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Padura's first Conde novel, though the third translated into English (Havana Black, 2006, etc.), features a political smoke-and-mirrors mystery wrapped in a dusky narrative of grim, sophisticated humor."
Is foul play involved in the vanishing of a popular Cuban politician, or is it another kind of crime? Read full book review >

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MINCEMEAT by Leonardo Lucarelli
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A wickedly candid memoir."
An Italian chef's no-holds-barred memoir of his love-hate relationship with cooking and the cutthroat world of restaurant cuisine. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS VS ROBOTS by Leonardo Amora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"The universal 'afraid of the dark' theme takes a rather confusing turn, but all those buttons to push may keep readers so busy they won't notice. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)
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"This is Nino and he has a big problem at bedtime… / He is afraid of the dark." Read full book review >

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OPEN DOORS by Leonardo Sciascia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1992

"But these are fine literary artifacts for all that: hung upon the police-procedural framework, the cloth is rich and dark if none to form-fitting."
Sciascia, the elegantly learned and quite politically fearless Sicilian writer who died in 1989, wrote most of his fiction in the Sixties and early Seventies; but late in his life he wrote these novellas, in which his patented interests—the law, fascism, classic French and Italian literature, metaphysics—all recombine. Read full book review >

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HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE by Justin Tuck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"As celebrity picture books go, this one's a sight more palatable than most. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's such a big heart to this picture-book memoir you'd have to be a drizzly-Sunday-afternoon-in-winter sourpuss not to recognize its grin potential. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM HEAVEN / CARTAS DEL CIELO by Lydia Gil
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"A tender depiction of a child's acceptance of the death of a beloved grandmother and the cultural importance of traditional foods. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Celeste struggles to process her feelings of sadness following her grandmother's death. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE THREE KINGS / EL CASO DE LOS REYES MAGOS by Alidis Vicente
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"A mystery serving as a gateway into Puerto Rican culture, traditions, and panorama, narrated by a one-of-a-kind Latina gumshoe. (Bilingual mystery. 8-12)"
Precocious self-styled Detective Flaca returns, now 11 years old, in a mystery set in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >