Search Results: "Nick Caistor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GERMAN GIRL by Armando Lucas Correa
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Still, this is a mostly well-told tale that sheds light on a sorrowful piece of Holocaust history."
Set in Berlin, New York, and Havana, this ambitious debut novel spans 70-plus years as two girls tell their gripping stories in alternating chapters. Read full book review >

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CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA by Ildefonso Falcones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2008

"Less learned than the work of compatriot Arturo Pérez-Reverte, but more intelligent than the average beach book."
No one expects the Spanish Inquisition. Read full book review >

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THE JAPANESE LOVER by Isabel Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Vividly and pointedly evoking prejudices 'unconventional' couples among the current-day elderly faced (and some are still battling), Allende, as always, gives progress and hopeful spirits their due."
Honored last year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her inspiring fiction and soul-baring memoirs, Allende (Ripper, 2014, etc.) offers a saga of a couple that keeps its affair secret for the better half of a century. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS WE DON'T DO by Andrés Neuman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Even with the slightest of flourishes, Neuman demonstrates a marvelous gift for the medium of short stories, infusing each with equal parts compassion and conflict."
Thirty-four short fictions from a splendid practitioner of the craft. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF PAPER by Carlos María Domínguez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A brisk, evocative mystery for book-lovers who may feel bound to read it twice."
A swift, jaunty literary mystery. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDST OF WINTER by Isabel Allende
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"This winter's tale has something to melt each frozen heart."
Thrown together by a Brooklyn blizzard, two NYU professors and a Guatemalan nanny find themselves with a body to dispose of. Read full book review >

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MÉMOIRE SEXUEL by Valérie Tasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Limp, literary porn for the soft-core set."
Three steamy years in the life of an insatiable, pleasure-seeking Parisian Lolita. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE BUDDHIST MONK & THE PROOF by César Aira
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Two unnerving, challenging stories about identity sparked by subtle delights and surprising ends."
A pair of eerie, minimalist novellas by the gifted Argentinean writer Aira (Ema the Captive, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

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DIVINE PUNISHMENT by Sergio Ramírez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"Still, though not as smoothly told as it might have been in the hands of a Vargas Llosa or García Márquez, a good yarn—and considering the lack of Central American literature available in English, it enriches a slender library."
A one-time vice president of Nicaragua explores dark corners of his nation's history in this blend of historical novel and noir procedural. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF MURDER by Jose Carlos Somoza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2006

"Murder and the threat of more provides a pulse of underlying tension, but Somoza (The Athenian Murders, 2001, etc.) elegantly explores larger metaphysical and artistic issues."
A serial killer terrorizes an unusual art world where people are objects for purchase as well as models. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR 200 by Augustín de Rojas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"This outsized so-called classic should have stayed in the past."
In this newly translated 1990 book from de Rojas, one of Cuba's pre-eminent sci-fi writers, sleeper agents emerge from the past to wrest control of the future. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE FROM ODESSA by Edgardo Cozarinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A diminutive book that speaks volumes about 'the ghostly existence of émigrés,' one that haunts the reader's imagination."
The legacy of world war and the experience of exile provide a rich texture of loss and longing in nine stories from a prominent Argentinean-born filmmaker and author. Read full book review >