Search Results: "Rafael Bernal"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MONGOLIAN CONSPIRACY by Rafael Bernal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"In the tradition of the classic detective novel, a fun and action-filled read."
A new translation of a 1960s Mexican noir novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Today Campo's patients are the mostly Latino poor of Boston; the rest of us must settle for his fine, perceptive writing."
Graceful, insightful, often disturbing essays on the healing art by a doctor-poet who daringly reveals his own human vulnerabilities and longings. ``As a poet, my challenge is to create myself, in my own image, using the corporeal materials common to all speakers of English; as a physician, my challenge is to accept the absolute necessity of that process,'' writes Campo, who currently practices medicine at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Hospital. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE ME NOW? by Estela Bernal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2014

"Middle-grade readers should respond to this tender story of learning to connect with others through open eyes and an open heart. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Tragedy strikes on Mandy's 13th birthday when her father is struck by a drunk driver and killed. Now grief—both her own and her mother's—complicates the already confusing landscape of early adolescence. Read full book review >

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GRIMPOW by Rafael Ábalos
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"This exposition-laden tale peopled with stock characters fails to engage, despite sweeping battles and epic themes. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Grimpow, the hero of this slow-moving fantasy, moves from being an apprentice thief, to an eager squire, to the wisest sage in the world. Read full book review >

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THE EVIDENCE OF THE SWORD by Rafael Sabatini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2006

"For fans only—but they'll surely be charmed."
Who knew that Sabatini (1875-1950) dabbled in crime fiction before undertaking the period romances that made him famous? Yet it's easy to draw a line from the dozen short stories and two long tales collected here to Scaramouche, Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2002

"Nonetheless, a useful addition to the literature of the Holocaust."
Throughout WWII, it seems, the last thing the US government wanted to hear about was the plight of Europe's Jews. That we were made to listen, this study suggests, owes much to the tireless efforts of one man who is little remembered today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER by Emilio Bernal Labrada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"An uneven attempt to retell recent American history that offers nothing new."
A historical novel of political intrigue, murder, sex, betrayal and American assassinations of the 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL by F. Isabel Campoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb. (authors' note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a neighborhood full of gray, young Mira shares her colorful art (and heart) with the world beyond her window. Read full book review >