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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE IMPLACABLE ORDER OF THINGS by José Luís Peixoto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"Not for everyone: a slow-cooking stew that provides ample pleasure for the reader disinclined to scarf it down."
Peixoto offers an appealing addition to the genre of rural magical realism with his debut novel, winner of Portugal's José Saramago Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT OF THE WHITE DEER by Jack Bushnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A slight magical tale whose illustrations can't quite compensate for the weak story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Some say the white deer's a star, and others say she's made of spilled milk. Could she be real? Read full book review >

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ZAPATO POWER by Jacqueline Jules
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"An unusually appealing early chapter book. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When a mysterious gift turns out to be superpowered purple sneakers, Freddie Ramos looks for ways to be a superhero. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATE! IT’S CINCO DE MAYO!/¡CELEBREMOS! ¡ES EL CINCO DE MAYO! by Janice Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Perfectly targeted at young listeners and readers who may have been celebrating Mexico's favorite national holiday without knowing why. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Levy's central text combines a celebration of Cinco de Mayo with a brief recounting of the date's significance: the Mexican army's victory in 1862 over an invading French force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >