Search Results: "Rafael Medoff"


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 >

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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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THE WISDOM OF PERVERSITY by Rafael Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"Most important, he shines a Kleig light where it may be most needed, into the parlors and playrooms where many Americans endure or perpetrate these nightmares."
Three New York friends, in their childhood and adult selves, deal with a wily pedophile in an affecting novel that is big-screen lurid without being superficial or too slick. Read full book review >

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HUNGER POINT by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Despite the subject matter, an exuberant meditation on life, family, and the hard-won satisfactions of personal change. ($40,000 ad/promo)"
At once heartbreaking and funny, a debut novel on death and renewal that is strong and honest. Read full book review >

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TITO PUENTE, MAMBO KING / TITO PUENTE, REY DEL MAMBO by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A vibrant, reverent celebration of the godfather of salsa. (biographical note; brief musical notation for rumba beat included in the text) (Bilingual picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Brown and López, who previously teamed for the award-winning My Name Is Celia (2004), collaborate anew in this energetic bilingual tribute to the salsa drummer and band leader extraordinaire. Read full book review >

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YUM! MMMM! ¡QUÉ RICO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"More interesting as social science than as poetry, but visually gorgeous. (Nonfiction/poetry. 7-12)"
Haiku celebrating the diversity of edible plants native to the Americas—blueberries, chocolate, prickly pears, pecans and more. Read full book review >

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BRAVO! by Margarita Engle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"An unusually slight offering from an author whose work is usually so compelling. (Picture book/biography/poetry. 8-12)"
This book features the lives of a variety of Latinos who faced life's challenges with aplomb and in their own ways. Read full book review >

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Dimension 111 by Rafael Arcaya   Cruzado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2015

"Readers willing to jump down the rabbit hole with Amaya will not suffer from a lack of twists and surprises."
From author Cruzado (Maria, 2014) comes a fantastical sci-fi novel about a world in chaos. Read full book review >

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STILWATER by Rafael de Grenade
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"A vivid, sweeping chronicle of the Australian Outback, as told by a lover of the land and its native fauna."
Rhapsodic meditation on country life by an American rancher in Australia. Read full book review >

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I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2012

"Medoff's fully realized novel beautifully explores the most important relationships we create: as parent, as sibling, as spouse."
Medoff's talent for characterization is evident in her latest novel, a richly layered tale about that complicated thing called family. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF LONG LASTING by Mark Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 1992

"So if he gets a pair of shears and simplifies, his next book could be a joy."
A promising if taxing debut by playwright Medoff (Children of a Lesser God, etc.) about a young Jewish playwright who does his best to make a mess of his life and then hangs in there long enough to sort it out. Read full book review >

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GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD by Jillian Medoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Another success, combining genuine psychological depth with humor and irony."
Acerbic wit and pathos distinguish Medoff's accomplished second novel (after Hunger Point, 1997). Read full book review >