Search Results: "Oscar Guardiola-Rivera"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Grist for a graduate seminar, but a slow grind for everyone else."
An expert in the region makes the case for the rise of Latin America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Avowing there is much misinterpretation of these terrible events from both sides, Guardiola-Rivera invites a deeper, intellectual look inside."
A tangled yet tender study of the revolutionary forces, both leftist and rightist, that converged in Chile during the turbulent 1960s and wrought a political miracle and tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF MARGOT SANCHEZ by Lilliam Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Not only is Margot experiencing an identity crisis, the book is too. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A Puerto Rican teenager spends the summer working in her father's South Bronx supermarket, where she experiences myriad unfortunate developments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAMER by Jonathan Rivera
Released: Nov. 6, 2013

"An old-fashioned fantasy, but younger readers seeking a new world to explore may enjoy its classic feel."
In Rivera's epic debut YA fantasy novel, a group of children faces off against an evil ice queen. Read full book review >

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TWAIN & STANLEY ENTER PARADISE by Oscar Hijuelos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"This book is good news for Hijuelos fans, but considering its flaws, it's tantalizing to think of what it would have been like if the author had managed to finish it himself."
Posthumous publication of an ambitious, atypical historical novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A direct, caring, and insightful read that covers a wealth of prison-related issues."
A collection of letters that aims to provide encouragement and advice to the incarcerated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SORRY NOT SORRY by Naya Rivera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"There's nothing groundbreaking, but the actress comes across as down-to-earth, likable, and humanly fallible."
The former Glee star looks back with amusement and a feisty attitude on a career in modeling and acting. Read full book review >

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Carolina Rose by Rafael Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"Despite occasionally florid prose, Rivera's debut is a tightly-woven narrative with vivid settings and characters."
In the American South, a young woman struggles to overcome poverty and abuse and make a better life. Read full book review >

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SCATTERED PARTS
by Leila Roy

Basically, I’m the last saving grace for the Sanchez family. There’s some unwritten family commandment that states that I will graduate from Somerset, attend an Ivy League school, and major in some moneymaking profession. The pressure is on to excel. They don’t call me Princesa for nothing. I’m being groomed for bigger and better things.
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BOOK REVIEW

MR. IVES' CHRISTMAS by Oscar Hijuelos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Hijuelos shows himself this time to be that vanishing, valuable thing: a writer, even if not uniformly polished, whose passions can make art out of what for others would remain only issues. (Book-of-the-Month selection; author tour)"
Pulitzer-winning Hijuelos's fourth sails close to the shoals of sentiment but remains an honest, moving account of a man, his family, and the changing city they live in. Read full book review >