Search Results: "Pilar Marrero"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An overly cautious, platitudinous entry in the immigration debate."
La Opinión senior political writer Marrero, an American citizen born in Venezuela, attempts to untangle the contemporary debate over illegal immigration. Read full book review >

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MY BEASTLY ABCS by Pilar Flynn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Eminently amusing, it also offers not a little bit of history for the taking. (iPad alphabet/informational app. 4-8)"
An abecedary with an international cast of creatures who go bump in the night. Read full book review >

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A CONDOR BRINGS THE SUN by Jerry McGahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"Far-fetched, then, though pleasant and diverting."
First novel spinning a love story around ecological themes, set in the Peruvian Andes and Montana. Read full book review >

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THE APPRENTICE by Pilar Molina Llorente
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 1993

"Still, it's a slim, fast-paced read—and a rare translation of Spanish fiction. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Originally published in Spain in 1989, a story that begins as an instructive look at apprenticeship in Renaissance Florence (no particular century or historical characters) and ends as a melodrama about a mysterious prisoner in a master painter's attic. Read full book review >

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SNATCHED by Bruce Porter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"An engaging, improbable true-crime tale that underscores the grandiose futility of the drug war."
Pulpy account of a glamorous narcotrafficker ensnared by her past. Read full book review >

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MIXED BLESSINGS by Danielle Steel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Watch for this one also endlessly exploding—on the charts. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for February)"
Steel (Jewels p. 282, etc.), our American Cookson (see above), is a marvel among writers of hairdryer-and-beachchair hefty romantic performances. Read full book review >

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TAMPA BURN by Randy Wayne White
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Still there, those homiletic digressions and faux profundities ('Communication is as rare as conversation is routine,' etc.) that have marred White's recent work. Noticeably fewer of them here, however. Hence, his best sheer storytelling in years."
In a tenth outing, Doc Ford (Everglades, 2003, etc.), the Florida marine biologist with nerdy brain and steely fists, retrieves a son and kisses off an illusion. Read full book review >

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ARGONAUT by Stanley Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Plausible science, trite dialogue, implausible plotting: a disappointment from such an esteemed editor and writer."
An awkwardly told first-contact story, also the first novel in 16 years from the Schmidt, longtime editor of Analog Science Fiction magazine. Read full book review >

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BY THE RIVER PIEDRA I SAT DOWN AND WEPT by Paulo Coelho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Sex and God whipped into a tasty mayonnaise."
By the Brazilian author of The Alchemist (1993) and the nonfictional The Valkyries: An Encounter with Angels (1995), a more mature work of fiction that may sell big. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A rewarding read about the inner workings of an artistic mind—solid fare for Hemingway enthusiasts looking for a fresh perspective."
A unique biography of Ernest Hemingway's World War II experience. Read full book review >