Search Results: "Mike Santos"


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CHRONICLES of A SEER by Ramon Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2014

"For evangelical Christian readers, Santos offers a lively account of being a spiritual force in a darkness-haunted world."
One Christian's account of being a biblical-style seer in the modern day. Read full book review >

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MIKE WALLACE
by Megan Labrise

When it comes to chronicling turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace takes a novel approach.

“History is written in the grooves,” says Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898-1919. “There are economic historians, political historians, cultural historians, social historians, gender historians, African-American historians...and people who are specializing in ...


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"It's no Young Men and Fire, but Santos provides a good summary of terrible events and their aftermath."
New York Times Phoenix bureau chief Santos looks into a lightning-caused blaze that killed 19 Arizona firefighters in the summer of 2013. Read full book review >

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URBAN ORACLES by Mayra Santos-Febres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Much more than erotica, these blunt stories are crystalline glimpses of the psychology of obsession, by a writer whom we ought to know better."
Urban Oracles ($15.95 paperback original; Apr. 1997; 220 pp.; 1-57129-034-6): Fifteen erotic stories, rife with furtive sexual encounters, voyeurism, and daringly sensual imagery, from a highly acclaimed Spanish writer. Read full book review >

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Released: April 5, 2010

"A Tejano Hesiod grapples with ancestors known and invisible."
A fascinating though convoluted tale of identity by former CBS and PBS TV journalist Santos—the follow-up to Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation (1999). Read full book review >

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SIGHTSEEING WITH MARGARITA ENGLE AND MIKE CURATO
by Julie Danielson

In Margarita Engle’s All the Way to Havana, illustrated by Mike Curato, a young boy in Cuba sets out with his parents in their noisy old family car to visit his new cousin on his “zero-year birthday.” Driving down potholed streets, beside the farms and beaches and forests of Havana, readers join the boy in taking in the sights ...


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BOOK REVIEW

VERDICT IN THE DESERT by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2016

"Despite quibbles, a fine read that lays bare a less-than-glorious side of America's recent past. Fans of courtroom dramas will enjoy it as will anyone who enjoys a meaningful story."
A detail-rich novel about an Arizona murder trial, prejudice, and American culture in the late 1950s. Read full book review >

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SIRENA SELENA by Mayra Santos-Febres
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Beautifully conceived and structured, and very entertaining."
This impishly sensual novel is an often hilarious anatomy of gender confusion, set in the Dominican Republic, and reminiscent of the classic silent film The Blue Angel. Read full book review >

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THE SOWING by Steven dos Santos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2014

"Frequently baffling and uneven; only for readers already invested in Lucky. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
Following The Culling (2013), Recruit-turned-Imposer trainee Lucian "Lucky" Spark observes the Trials, a yearly competition in which horror-movie-esque situations determine which competitor's loved one dies; his position may be new, but it is still potentially deadly. Read full book review >

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THE CULLING by Steven dos Santos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 8, 2013

"Entirely derivative from start to finish, it will probably nonetheless appeal to those still obsessed with the torture genre and stands as a rare dystopia in which gay characters exist. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Lucian "Lucky" Spark has run out of luck; he's been selected as a candidate for the Recruitment, a series of brutal tests designed to be a fast track to military leadership for a few of the most promising individuals of society. Read full book review >

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INSIDE by Michael G. Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Not first-rate literature, but eye-opening."
Incarcerated for drug-trafficking since 1987, Santos documents the tedium and brutality of prison life. Read full book review >