Search Results: "Luis Fernando Verissimo"


BOOK REVIEW

BORGES AND THE ETERNAL ORANGUTANS by Luis Fernando Verissimo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2005

"Think Dan Brown is the craftiest cryptographer in town? Nevermore."
Murder at an Edgar Allan Poe symposium pairs a modest, middle-aged scholar with his aging idol, in an exquisite feat of literary legerdemain by Brazil's best-selling writer. Read full book review >

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My Third Parents by Fernando Kuehnel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2013

"A brutal, frightening, but ultimately hopeful story of adoption."
Kuehnel's debut memoir tells of a young boy changing countries, changing families, and enduring nearly as much hardship as a life can hold. Read full book review >

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ALLENDE by Fernando Alegría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not so."
A revised version (and first US appearance) of a work originally published in Spanish in 1989. Read full book review >

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Children of Gallor by Fernando Bravo
Released: April 8, 2014

After their parents are abducted by an alien spacecraft, three siblings fight to become reunited with them in this YA science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"A commendable effort, but lacking in perspective, offering more insider tidbits and accolades than analysis. (50 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A respectful tribute to the controversial and important musical form hip-hop from Fernando, a writer for The Source magazine. Read full book review >

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LUZ by Luis Gonzalez
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"An overlong first act that doesn't quite live up to its epic ambitions."
Gonzalez's debut novel, the first in a planned series, follows an idealistic young Cuban woman whose fate may change the course of human history. Read full book review >

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HOMESICK by Roshi Fernando
Released: July 17, 2012

"Fernando writes expressively and finds an appropriate emotional correlative to convey a variety of tones, from nostalgic to tragic."
A series of loosely concatenated stories focusing on the lives of first and second generation Sri Lankan immigrants in England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Sugar and Dirt by Fernando Prol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An economically written novel that packs a punch about a young immigrant soldiering on through life's hardships."
A Cuban youth flees to the U.S. with his family after Fidel Castro's revolution and builds a hard shell of stoic strength as he grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMADOR by Fernando Savater
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1994

"De Magistro,'' of whose style Savater's will remind the reader."
A sometimes touching but ultimately banal discourse by a father to his son, offering advice on how to get along in life. Read full book review >