Search Results: "Luís Miguel Rocha"


BOOK REVIEW

THE POPE'S ASSASSIN by Luís Miguel Rocha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 2011

"An uninspiring combination of complexity of plot and simplicity of character."
No nuns with guns here, but plenty of Jesuits with Berettas. Read full book review >

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THE LAST POPE by Luís Miguel Rocha
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2008

"The novel, an international bestseller, is nearly as messy as the actual bank scandal it draws on."
The mysterious death of Pope John Paul I and the evil machinations of real-life figures from Vatican bank scandals enmesh a pretty Portuguese reporter and her mysterious defender. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAN MIGUEL by T.C. Boyle
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"What may seem to some like paradise offers no happy endings in this fine novel."
The prolific author's latest is historical, not only in period and subject matter, but in tone and ponderous theme. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF JUAN MIGUEL by Anna K. Sargent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A fun Western romp with a decent balance of romance and mystery."
A good, old-fashioned Texas tale with a twist. Read full book review >

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CECILIA AND MIGUEL ARE BEST FRIENDS / CECILIA Y MIGUEL SON MEJORES AMIGOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Nevertheless, an infectiously warm celebration of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood friendship remains steady and true throughout teenage years and beyond into adult life and marriage. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES by Stephen Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Still, one glimpses, and misses, the novel it might have been."
Marlowe's 12th novel (The Lighthouse at the End of the World, 1995, etc.) follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare's exact contemporary and who earned immortality as the author of Don Quixote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"The author provides an intriguing, nuts-and-bolts view of brain research, but readers without a background in physical science will have a frustrating time."
The wonders to come when thoughts control not only us but our tools, communications and artificial body parts. Read full book review >

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ILUSTRADO by Miguel Syjuco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2010

"First novels rarely show such reach and depth."
An ambitious debut novel, winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, introduces an author of limitless promise. Read full book review >

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RACHEL'S SONG by Miguel Barnet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

A slim fictionalized memoir, by Cuban writer Barnet, of one of those women whom the author would like to present not only as a mistress to an age but as witness to the great events of her lifetime. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU by Miguel Tanco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming reminder to stop and smell the roses with a child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In perfect pairings, Tanco's spare illustrations combine with brief text to show all the joys and wonders children introduce to their parents' lives. Read full book review >

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MISSION TO MOON FARM by K.E. Rocha
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"While more stuffed bear than gruff bear, a fast adventure story. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Waiting for his parents after Secrets of Bearhaven (2016), Spencer deals with an imperiled member of his bear family. Read full book review >