Search Results: "Manuel Gonzales"


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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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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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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 >

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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: 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 >

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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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TEMPLAR ONE by Tony Gonzales
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"It unfolds, and it is what it is. Librarians who host MPGs or otherwise serve a large audience of lonely young men and EVE Online fanatics will want to have it—scratch that, need to have it. Others can easily live without."
Bang. Crash. Zzzz-ttt. Dweedle-dweedle-dweedle. There are the super-sci-fi noises. Now throw in cool outer-space nouns (Mens Reppola, Mordu, Catalyst-class destroyer, Allotek "Regatta" shuttle, Sigma-Two), some really evil dudes and a cliffhanger or two, and shazam, you've started a series. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF GATO GUERRERO by Manuel Ramos
Released: May 16, 1994

"The evil and retribution are distributed with a hand so generous it smacks of second-novel blues, though Ramos miraculously ties up more loose ends than you'd ever have imagined."
Everybody's looking for Felix (the Cat) Guerrero. Read full book review >

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Columbus by Manuel Rosa
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An enthralling, if ultimately unconvincing, hypothesis for the origins and motivations of Columbus."
Rosa offers an alternative portrait of Christopher Columbus in this debut work of historical revisionism. Read full book review >