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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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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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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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 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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A MATTER OF ROSES by David Manuel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"An overstuffed debut with something for everyone, and thus guaranteed to please no one."
Years and years ago—and newcomer Manuel's leaden exposition doesn—t spare a single year—Andrew Doane loved Laurel Winslow, and MacArthur Curtis loved Sarah Hillman. 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 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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Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An ambitious project that buckles under the weight of its own complexity."
A psychiatrist uses his personal experiences and stories from many different times and cultures in an attempt to redefine the public perception of psychic phenomena. Read full book review >

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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 >