Search Results: "Manuel Ramos"


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BLUES FOR THE BUFFALO by Manuel Ramos
Released: May 16, 1997

Rachel Espinoza is missing. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2002

"Accept a multicultural society and embrace diversity, says Ramos, or beat your head against the wall. Truer words were never spoken, even if they are still fighting words for too many."
Voices and experiences from the great Hispanic emigration to the US, gathered and put into appropriate context by the levelheaded yet passionate journalist Ramos. Read full book review >

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THE DISTURBED GIRL'S DICTIONARY by NoNieqa Ramos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Ramos' relevant and thought-provoking debut is a powerful addition to any collection. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Officially classified as "disturbed," Macy vents her rage, frustrations, and fears in a dictionary-style journal. 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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An age-appropriate story that may spark discussion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Who do I look like?" Read full book review >

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AMERICA LIBRE by Raul Ramos y Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2009

"The message is good, but the writing is not."
Cautionary debut novel imagines a chain of events in the Latin American community that causes one man to go to extreme measures to protect his family. Read full book review >

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HOUSE DIVIDED by Raul Ramos y Sanchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2011

"Ramos y Sanchez's prose style is flat and unexciting, but the incidents hold attention."
A fantasy of life in the near future, when Hispanics are gathered across the country in 46 walled Quarantine Zones and the U.S. government sends troops to pacify the "terrorists" living there. 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 >