Search Results: "Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUTHWESTERLY WIND by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2004

"More routine, despite its clever premise, than Espinosa's first two cases, but still a beguiling and ingenious introduction to the magical world of Garcia-Roza's Rio, in which places have considerably more solidity than people."
A prediction kicks off a gravely loopy third adventure for Rio de Janeiro's Sergeant Espinosa. Read full book review >

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DECEMBER HEAT by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2003

"Garcia-Roza's playful gravity, at once elegiac and laid-back, may put you in such a mystified mood that you'll forget you're reading a mystery."
An aptly titled second installment in Garcia-Roza's melancholy, surrealist trilogy about the cases of Rio de Janeiro's Inspector Espinosa (The Silence of the Rain, 2002). Read full book review >

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BLACKOUT by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The solution, which depends on still further coincidence, is disappointing, but not the cat-and-mouse game between Espinosa and Aldo, the prey who doesn't know himself whether he's also a predator."
Chief Espinosa, the reflective head of Rio de Janeiro's 12th Precinct, investigates the shooting death of a homeless man identifiable only by his missing leg. Read full book review >

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A WINDOW IN COPACABANA by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2005

"Garcia-Roza, who writes like nobody else in the world, has produced altogether the most ebullient and delightful tale of serial homicide you'll read this year."
Inspector Espinosa, the imperturbable maverick of Rio de Janeiro's 12th Precinct, matches wits with a serial killer whose path seems to be equally fortuitous. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE OF THE RAIN by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 10, 2002

"First of a most-welcome trilogy."
This 1996 Brazilian bestseller introduces a crime that isn't a crime and a detective who doesn't quite seem like a detective either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARCIA by Blair Jackson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1999

"Fine reading on a most curious American life. (Author tour)"
Veteran music writer Blair has fashioned a moving and insightful biography of Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia by focusing on the most important and enduring part of his legacy: his music. Read full book review >

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ALFREDO by Herbert A. Muenster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"An unsatisfying, intermittently offensive melodrama."
An erotic melodrama about the rise of a poor young man to wealth and power. Read full book review >

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GARCIA & COLETTE GO EXPLORING by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Telling one story well is enough of a challenge, but this book perfectly balances two stories and the characters within them, adding up to more than the sum. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rabbit and a fox who are close friends decide to take trips to space and under the sea, separated by distance but in perfect harmony. Read full book review >

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THE WALLS OF PEDRO GARCIA by Kevin McColley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, a thoughtful story, crafted with ingenuity—a promising first. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pedro, 12, prides himself on being a man who's worked on Se§or de Lupe's estate beside his grandfather, Miguel, for six years. Read full book review >

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Good Morning Diego Garcia by Susan Joyce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An intriguing, if oddly drifting, travel/marital drama."
The author recounts her 1975 sail across the Indian Ocean, a turning point in her strange marriage, in this second installment of her memoir series. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE SLAVE ESPERANÇA GARCIA WROTE A LETTER by Sonia Rosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Garcia is apparently lost to history aside from her petition, but its very existence marks her as 'truly an unforgettable woman!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
By way of tribute, two admirers spin a tale around a truly rare document: a petition sent by an 18th-century enslaved woman to a Brazilian governor. Read full book review >

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HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS by Julia Alvarez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Alvarez manages to bring to attention many of the issues-serious and light-that immigrant families face, portraying them with sensitivity and, at times, an enjoyable, mischievous sense."
Told through the points of view of the four Garcia sisters- Carla, Sandi, Yolanda and Sofia-this perceptive first novel by poet Alvarez tells of a wealthy family exiled from the Dominican Republic after a failed coup, and how the daughters come of age, weathering the cultural and class transitions from privileged Dominicans to New York Hispanic immigrants. Read full book review >