Search Results: "Mara Lethem"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOYS by Toni Sala
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A compelling existential mystery, on one level a sort of Catalan answer to Russell Banks' The Sweet Hereafter, with a closing as haunting as a tale by Poe. Altogether brilliant."
Beguiling, odd story of what happens to a small town when death pays an unexpected visit. Read full book review >

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MACANUDO #2 by Liniers
by Liniers, illustrated by Liniers, translated by Mara Faye Lethem
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 27, 2014

"Fresh, thought-provoking, consistently amusing; readers will start to browse, then find they've finished it. (Comic strips. 12 & up)"
A second collection of daily comic strips from Argentine cartoonist and children's-book creator Liniers (What There Is Before There Is Anything There, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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BARCELONA SHADOWS by Marc Pastor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Even those with a strong stomachs may balk at the callous violence against children, which seems excessive rather than essential to what could have been a compelling historical plot."
A child killer roams the streets of early-20th-century Barcelona in Spaniard Pastor's jumbled, lurid English language debut. Read full book review >

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PAPERS IN THE WIND by Eduardo Sacheri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"What does work is the clever ending, which makes the tale worth the telling. Overall, the book is a pleasure to read."
A touching and amusing look at friendship through the eyes of four Argentine soccer fans. Read full book review >

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MY FATHERS' GHOST IS CLIMBING IN THE RAIN by Patricio Pron
Released: May 21, 2013

"The concrete details of Alberto's case resonate more than P.'s abstract spiritual odyssey."
A son returns from self-exile and comes to terms with his father's past, and his own, during the military dictatorship in Argentina; the fifth, largely autobiographical novel and American debut from this Argentine writer. Read full book review >

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WONDERFUL WORLD by Javier Calvo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"A baffling, disappointing epic from an intriguing stylist."
Spanish author Calvo's second novel, the first to be published in English, is a sprawling tale of sex, drugs, art thieves and family rivalries in modern-day Barcelona. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF SILENCE by Blanca Busquets
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Combining elements of the folk tale, mystery, and romance, Busquets' novel is bound to please readers with its new take on Old World charm—and the secrets we keep even from ourselves."
Ten years after a famous composer's death, four musicians are brought together for a concert memorializing the strange man who touched each of their lives in surprising ways. Read full book review >

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THE BAREFOOT QUEEN by Ildefonso Falcones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"Very slow to gain momentum, but colorful background and a slam-bang finale almost make up for it."
Another historical epic from best-selling Falcones (The Hand of Fatima, 2011, etc.), this one set among Spain's fiery gypsies.Read full book review >

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LEARNING TO LOSE by David Trueba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"An elegantly written, well-thought-through coming-of-age novel, with the requisite furtive embraces, broken hearts and missed signals."
Or, the callecita of crossed destinies—a moody novel of contemporary mores and amours across the water in Spain. Read full book review >

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THE PARIS ENIGMA by Pablo De Santis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Faintly charming, like an elegant but impractical antique automobile."
In the City of Light, just as it is about to be illuminated by the 1889 World's Fair, a series of murders baffles an international band of detectives. Zut! Read full book review >

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MARA AND DANN by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"She isn't a stylist, and she takes no prisoners, but this writer remains one of contemporary fiction's genuine thinkers and visionaries, and it would be folly to ignore her."
Lessing's 22nd novel, a dystopian allegory set in "Ifrik" (formerly Africa) thousands of years hence, is a ponderous, hectoring, fascinating second cousin to her Memoirs of a Survivor (1975) and The Four-Gated City (1969) (and quite reminiscent, incidentally, of Norman Mailer's similarly forbidding Ancient Evenings). Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Interesting and unusual. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Mara's absorbing tale continues in this first sequel in the Mara Dyer series, answering some questions but, clearly, leaving plenty of suspense still to come. Read full book review >