Search Results: "Miguel Delibes"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WARS OF OUR ANCESTORS by Miguel Delibes
Released: July 1, 1992

"Still, English-speaking readers of Delibes, and of contemporary Spanish writing, will want to keep abreast."
Spanish novelist Delibes (The Hedge, Five Hours with Mario—a monologue) here uses a series of psychiatric interviews to make a spare, dialogical novel. Read full book review >

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THE HERETIC by Miguel Delibes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"More history lesson than stylish fiction."
Spanish novelist Delibes (The Wars of Our Ancestors, 1992, etc.) fashions a poignant, although pale and rather bloated encomium to the early Reformation history of his hometown, Valladolid. Read full book review >

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SAN MIGUEL by T.C. Boyle
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"What may seem to some like paradise offers no happy endings in this fine novel."
The prolific author's latest is historical, not only in period and subject matter, but in tone and ponderous theme. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF JUAN MIGUEL by Anna K. Sargent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A fun Western romp with a decent balance of romance and mystery."
A good, old-fashioned Texas tale with a twist. Read full book review >

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CECILIA AND MIGUEL ARE BEST FRIENDS / CECILIA Y MIGUEL SON MEJORES AMIGOS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"Nevertheless, an infectiously warm celebration of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood friendship remains steady and true throughout teenage years and beyond into adult life and marriage. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MIGUEL DE CERVANTES by Stephen Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Still, one glimpses, and misses, the novel it might have been."
Marlowe's 12th novel (The Lighthouse at the End of the World, 1995, etc.) follows the pattern of his fictional portraits of Christopher Columbus and Edgar Allan Poe, as he surveys the life and times of the Renaissance soldier-writer who was Shakespeare's exact contemporary and who earned immortality as the author of Don Quixote. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"The author provides an intriguing, nuts-and-bolts view of brain research, but readers without a background in physical science will have a frustrating time."
The wonders to come when thoughts control not only us but our tools, communications and artificial body parts. Read full book review >

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ILUSTRADO by Miguel Syjuco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2010

"First novels rarely show such reach and depth."
An ambitious debut novel, winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, introduces an author of limitless promise. Read full book review >

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RACHEL'S SONG by Miguel Barnet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

A slim fictionalized memoir, by Cuban writer Barnet, of one of those women whom the author would like to present not only as a mistress to an age but as witness to the great events of her lifetime. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU by Miguel Tanco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming reminder to stop and smell the roses with a child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In perfect pairings, Tanco's spare illustrations combine with brief text to show all the joys and wonders children introduce to their parents' lives. Read full book review >

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I Am Enough by Cheryl Miguel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2015

"An intense, compelling account relates the romantic turmoil and physical pain experienced by a career woman diagnosed with lupus.
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An accountant and mother of two daughters writes candidly about her struggles with love, life, and suffering. Read full book review >

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DON'T SPIT ON MY CORNER by Miguel Durán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Marred by the author's monotonous recounting of his protagonist's every move, regardless of its significance, and the absence of well-developed scenes, but nonetheless a good description of the machismo, adrenaline addiction, and territorial imperative of a pachuco's life in the barrio."
A plodding, largely autobiographical first novel by Dur†n, now a counselor for youth gangs, examines the barrio's unbreakable hold on ``Little Mike,'' a 16-year-old Chicano growing up in WW II-era East Los Angeles. Read full book review >