Search Results: "Peter Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

TANGO FOR A TORTURER by Daniel Chavarría
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"At his best, Chavarría (Adios Muchachos, 2001, etc.) has the stylish grit of Elmore Leonard, but his colorful characters often beguile him far from his main plot."
A torrid tangle of crime, corruption and lust in contemporary Cuba. Read full book review >

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BOOKSHOPS by Jorge  Carrión
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An insightful, educational, and erudite paean to bookshops."
A literate mappa mundi to bookstores. Read full book review >

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QUARANTINE by Juan Goytisolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1994

"Goytisolo's fans, however, should be pleased by this unique meditation on death and the creative process by a distinctly original voice."
Spanish experimental novelist Goytisolo (Landscapes After the Battle, 1987, etc.), the author of a two-volume memoir (Realms of Strife, 1990, and Forbidden Territory, 1988), explores the 40-day journey that souls, according to Islam, take from the moment of death to their final resting place and reflects on the creative writing process. Read full book review >

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UNCERTAIN GLORY by Joan Sales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Philosophical and earthy, tragic and funny, honest, raw, superb: Sales makes Hemingway seem thin, even anemic, in comparison. This book is a rich and highly recommended feast."
Catalan writer Sales tells a multilayered story of loves, faith, friendships, and ideals tested by the Spanish Civil War in this novel banned by Franco's censors, then published in 1956 after the author's return from exile. Read full book review >

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HAVANA BLUE by Leonardo Padura
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2007

"Padura's first Conde novel, though the third translated into English (Havana Black, 2006, etc.), features a political smoke-and-mirrors mystery wrapped in a dusky narrative of grim, sophisticated humor."
Is foul play involved in the vanishing of a popular Cuban politician, or is it another kind of crime? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BAD END by Fernando Royuela
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"A gonzo record of a large life."
A Spanish dwarf recounts his life and times even as they're coming to an end. Read full book review >

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QUEEN COCAINE by Nuria Amat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"In all, a revelatory tale that reads like the testimony of a shell-shocked survivor."
A disjointed, dreamlike (and prizewinning) tale by Barcelona journalist Amat descends into the coca farms of Bahia Negra, Colombia. Read full book review >

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SHADOW WITHOUT A NAME by Ignacio Padilla
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"Extraordinarily clever, and quite moving. A brilliant US debut."
Impersonation, mistaken identity, and subterfuge are the elements juggled with hellish precision in this dizzyingly intricate historical, the first of its prizewinning Mexican author's to appear in English translation. Read full book review >

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THE GRAY NOTEBOOK by Joseph Pla
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2014

"A classic. Readers who travel to the Costa Brava will truly feel what Pla has written."
Pla (1897-1981) is considered one of the greatest writers of Catalan language, and this beautiful translation lets English readers glory in the quiet strength of his words. Read full book review >