Search Results: "Martha Mendoza"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2001

"A wrenching story. No one who reads it will question again why Korea is never evoked when our nation's military past is put on display."
A wartime slaughter just waiting to happen, and then did—costing hundreds of innocent civilian lives—is unspooled here in all its misery, by the investigative AP reporters who won a Pulitzer for breaking the story. Read full book review >

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Purging Purgatory by Roger Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Taut tale of people battling ghosts — those from a haunted past as well as the phantom kind."
Mendoza, Roger PURGING PURGATORY: A GHOST STORY In Mendoza's (The E.B. Roberts Chronicles, 2016, etc.) thriller, a Texas family capable of interacting with lost souls is tormented by something much darker. Read full book review >

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SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sylvia Mendoza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Definitely on a mission, but some sense of the woman beneath the robes comes through. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
An analytical view of the personal and cultural values that make the Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third woman justice an admirable role model. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SAVOLTA CASE by Eduardo Mendoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Nemesio Cabra Gomez wasn't stupid and knew that if those above could get their hands on those below by means of the police, those below could also use the same means, ever though it would take more effort and lot of tact''), and the ever more inventive forms its theme, dishonesty, takes."
Spanish novelist Mendoza (The City of Marvels, 1988) concocts an involved mystery set in pre-WW I Barcelona: anarchism, arms deals, sexual politics, and cynical manipulations of power. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD by Eduardo Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1996

"A gem."
An emotionally charged and beautifully constructed novella from the acclaimed Spanish author of City of Marvels (1988) and The Truth About the Savolta Case (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"Stark in its portrayal, but more riveting and embroiling than brutal or repellent. "
First-time writer Mendoza tells the story of his rise through the ranks and his ultimate escape from a powerful criminal organization. Read full book review >

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LOTERÍA by Ruben Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1998

"Still, craft and energy enough to suggest that Mendoza is a writer to watch."
An energetic if uneven debut collection focusing mostly on the lives of Hispanics in modern California. Read full book review >

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A LIGHT COMEDY by Eduardo Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"Polished if not precisely 'light' comedy from an accomplished literary novelist who knows how to entertain."
Disorganized crime and lunatic melodrama share the spotlight in this prizewinning 1996 novel by the clever Spanish author (The Year of the Flood, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH by Martha Brockenbrough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2015

"Race, class, fate and choice—they join Love and Death to play their parts in Brockenbrough's haunting and masterfully orchestrated narrative. (Magical realism. 12 & up)"
A lovingly realized Depression-era Seattle becomes the field of play for the latest round in the titular, age-old game. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL DOG by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"When it comes to family and friends, apparently, things are pretty much the same everywhere. (afterword, music and lyrics) (Mystery. 7-11)"
Now that their mom is president of the United States, she doesn't have much time for fifth grader Cameron and her little sister, Tessa, but there are some perks: The Song Boys will be playing at the White House in support of literacy. Read full book review >

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CATS ARE LIKE THAT by Martha Weston
Released: March 15, 1999

"In four manageable chapters, this warm story offers an achievable challenge to those moving beyond beginning reader status. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Three fish and a curious cat make for a rambunctious tale in this Level 2 Holiday House Reader from Weston (Bad Baby Brother, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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TALES FROM ACADEMY STREET by Martha Derman
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Once readers get the hang of the neighborhood, they're sure to enjoy the residents of Academy Street. (Fiction/Short Stories. 10+)"
In this collection of linked short stories, the ordinary becomes extraordinary: a mysterious gardener, Mr. Chop, has a gift for communicating with ducks; a self-perpetuating barbecue is the hit of the end-of-school bash; pet spiders merge with a family's computer and spin fascinating graphics. Read full book review >