Search Results: "Manuel Roig-Franzia"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RISE OF MARCO RUBIO by Manuel Roig-Franzia
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A solid, well-written, anecdote-filled political biography."
The story of a Cuban-American politician on the Republican fast track. Read full book review >

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MANUEL AND THE LOBSTERMAN by Cat Urbain
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Middle graders may nevertheless enjoy this lighthearted adventure, if they can get past the unfortunately unappealing cover. (Fiction. 9-12)"
There is little that 13-year-old Manuel Luis Menendez likes about his mother and new stepfather's decision to move from New Haven, Conn., to boring Rockport, Maine. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"Invaluable not only for aficionados of contemporary Latin writing but also for scholars tracking film's impact on serious revisionary literature. (b&w photos, not seen)"
An affectionately explicit biography of genre-bending Argentinean novelist Puig (1932-90), written by a translator and friend. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

Making a brave attempt to erect an ethical framework for ambitious pranksters, Web gagmeister Hargrave (Prank the Monkey, 2007, for adults) layers common-sense principles ("A good prank is easily cleaned up, taken down, or thrown away. 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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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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THE ABD-AL-RAHMAN MANDATE by Jose Miguel Roig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2011

"A thought-provoking, intriguingly religious take on the standard international thriller."
The casual purchase of a cheap copy of the Quran on the streets of Baghdad leads to a shocking discovery and a plot spanning half the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THIS BRAVE NEW WORLD by Anja Manuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2016

"Clearly laid out motivation for harmonious future relations with China and India."
A solid general overview of the dynamics among India, China, and the United States—and why the U.S. should pay close attention. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU SEE IN THE DARK by Manuel Muñoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"Muñoz has upended the conventional crime novel, lauding a cinematic master while downplaying his own crime scene and concentrating on a secondary victim. Nice work."
What's Hitchcock's Psycho got to do with a murder in a small California city? Not much, but the friction between them drives this refreshingly innovative first novel. Read full book review >

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THE FAITH HEALER OF OLIVE AVENUE by Manuel Munoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2007

"Fine storytelling that achieves universality while remaining rooted in a particular time and place."
Love troubles roil the lives of Mexican-Americans in ten superbly grounded stories. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Absorbing history—but, with the jargon of academic sociology, an arduous read."
Far-reaching analysis by the author of the Information Age trilogy (The Rise of the Network Society, not reviewed, etc.) of the Internet's birth and its impact on a range of human activities, including business, social relationships, and politics. Read full book review >

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

Rachel Espinoza is missing. Read full book review >