Search Results: "Manuel Gonzales"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REGIONAL OFFICE IS UNDER ATTACK! by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"A surprisingly erudite bit of sci-fi that throws in everything but the kitchen sink."
A clash of swords, spells, and wills erupts in an upper Manhattan office building under assault by well-armed mercenaries. Read full book review >

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THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Delightfully eerie tales from the dark side."
Imaginative stories elevated by creative renderings of tropes from genre fiction. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Likely to be widely used in college history courses, Gonzales's book will be of much interest to general readers as well. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoughtful, thorough survey of events in the history of Mexican-Americans, Chicanos, Mexicanos, Hispanos, and Latinos. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF PAIN by Laurence Gonzales
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Gonzales travels where few people might want to go, and he brings back wondrous tales. This is more diffuse than his previous books, but it will be a pleasure for his admirers."
Journalist and novelist Gonzales (Lucy, 2010) gathers scattered essays that speak to his current interest as an observer of the human capacity to endure. Read full book review >

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THE LAST CLIENT OF LUIS MONTEZ by Manuel Ramos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 1996

"Ramos trades the intensity of Luis's first two cases (The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, 1994, etc.) for nonstop, pleasantly incredible action."
It's a great day for Denver attorney Luis Montez when his well-connected client Jimmy Esch, charged with cocaine possession, walks on a technicality—arresting officer Thomas Strayhorn changes his account of the bust on the stand—and Luis, still recovering from his secretary/lover Evangelina's defection, lets Jimmy's sister Lisa talk him into bed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A superb, entertaining addition to a nature buff's library—or for anyone not tucked safely away in a bunker."
Humans have a way of courting accidents. What separates survivors from victims is preparation and spirit—but also sheer dumb luck. Read full book review >

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LUCY by Laurence Gonzales
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"Michael Crichton might have produced this had he had a literary sensibility. Thoroughly well-written, grounded in science and a sorrowful sense of human nature, this book is utterly memorable."
Masterful storyteller Gonzales (Everyday Survival, 2008, etc.) returns to fiction with a pensive meditation on a question of biology. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"A plea for heightened awareness of our surroundings, and good reading for the how-things-work set."
A painter sips turpentine instead of coffee; a pilot lands atop another plane; a climber misses a loop on the rope. Such dumb things happen to people all the time—in part, writes Gonzales (Deep Survival, 2003, etc.), because we're programmed for them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 23, 1993

"A thickly atmospheric first novel—with just enough mystery to hold together a powerfully elegiac memoir of the heady early days of Chicano activism."
Twenty years after four Chicano campus activists were attacked by a masked gang along a lonely road outside town and their leader, Rocky Ruiz, was shot down, the survivors begin to feel the heat. Read full book review >

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Blood and Ash by Manuel Perez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"A hearty introduction to a world of magic and its equally enchanting inhabitants."
An MIT student with untapped power may play an essential role in a centurieslong war between otherworldly coalitions in this debut supernatural fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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YO SOY MUSLIM by Mark Gonzales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"This book will be cherished by Muslim families seeking to boost their children's confidence and intriguing for non-Muslim families seeking to learn. (Picture book. 3-9)"
In Gonzales' first book for children, a father tells his Latin American indigenous, Muslim daughter to face the world's questions with pride in her identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT OF '76 by Jeff  Beck
Released: June 18, 2012

"A solid book of dark secrets."
Set in a sleepy, 1970s California town, Beck's debut high school thriller follows the fortunes of a young man as he battles to fend off a supernatural cult. Read full book review >