Search Results: "Marcos Giralt Torrente"


BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF LOVE by Marcos Giralt Torrente
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Stories of love at its least sentimental and most richly, maddeningly inscrutable."
A stellar collection of stories about the mysteries of love as it ebbs and flows, from a well-regarded Spanish novelist. Read full book review >

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FATHER AND SON by Marcos Giralt Torrente
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A short memoir that moves readers on multiple levels."
A provocative memoir about coming to terms with not only the life and death of the author's father, but also with writing about it as honestly as possible. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLD COIN by Harper Paris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Not terribly remarkable, but the series has lots of growing room. (Mystery. 5-7)"
Second-grade twins prepare to leave the country, but not without first solving a time-sensitive mystery. Read full book review >

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DOOM AT GRANT'S TOMB by Marcia Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A shelf below Blue Balliett's art- and code-themed mysteries, but Encyclopedia Brown fans will enjoy following the detective work. (cryptography note) (Mystery. 9-11)"
In his third caper, a young New York sleuth with a photographic memory finds himself a target for revenge. Read full book review >

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HOME KILLINGS by Marcos McPeek Villatoro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2001

"And Romilia, her mother, and her son would be welcome again."
Assigned to her first case, the death of reporter Diego Saenz, rookie homicide cop Romilia Chacón, hired by the Nashville Police Department more for her bilingual skills than her investigative experience, decides it was not suicide but murder, possibly the work of the serial killer who had recently dispatched a physician and a nurse. Read full book review >

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ELLA by Mallory Kasdan
by Mallory Kasdan, illustrated by Marcos Chin
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"For hipsters of all ages. (Picture book. 6-adult)"
An iconic picture book gets rebooted. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY IN MAYAN MEXICO by Marcia Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Comical and clever in spots but overall, a sad follow-up to Mystery on Museum Mile (2014). (appendix of Mayan gods) (Mystery. 9-11)"
A free trip to the Yucatán pitches Edmund, a young artist/sleuth with a photographic memory, and his OCD pal Jonah into a new investigation involving an unsolved old crime and disappearing gold. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY ON MUSEUM MILE by Marcia Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A sure pleaser for Cam Jansen grads or anyone fond of knotty, lightweight capers solved with brainpower (and a little luck). (Mystery. 9-11)"
A photographic memory and a best bud with OCD help a young sleuth nab a gang of art thieves in this effervescent debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 1996

"Its readers, however, will rightly be horrified."
A harrowing memoir of life in the Central American killing fields. Read full book review >

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MINOS by Marcos M. Villatoro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Much imagination in the trimmings—who would have thought of using García Márquez as a love potion or Dore's woodcuts of Dante's second circle for motivation?—but less in the carpentry, since the Minos and Tekún Umán plotlines dovetail only perfunctorily."
A serial killer and a drug kingpin have Nashville cop Romilia Chacon in their sights. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1999

"This is an important and well-told story in baseball, which may well foretell a future where the pro rosters are dominated by these talented and hungry young escapees from the barrio."
A clutch hit revealing the miseria (—misery—) of the impoverished, lonely, and disdained Latino baseball players, both before and after the two percent of prospects get a chance in the grandes ligas (—big leagues—). Read full book review >