Search Results: "Rafael Yockteng"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPA DE FRIJOLES/BEAN SOUP by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Starred cues appropriately indicate adult help where needed in this eloquent rendering of a nutritious and delicious meal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This free-verse cooking poem is more than a simple recipe for bean soup. Read full book review >

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WALK WITH ME by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lion accompanies a child on a walk home during a day in the city in this wistful tale of parental absence. Read full book review >

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TWO WHITE RABBITS by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches. (Picture book. 4-10)"
"When we travel, I count what we see," this little girl tells readers. Read full book review >

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WHITE FLOWER by Victor Montejo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Especially attractive for Latino and First Nations collections. (source note) (Folktale. 8-12)"
Scholar Montejo recounts the tale of a prince so devastated by the loss of his family and people that he forgets his name. Read full book review >

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JIMMY THE GREATEST! by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a thought-provoking twist on the usual immigrant story, a village lad elects to stay put. Read full book review >

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ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. 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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A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Rafael Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A would-be tragedy that plays unsuccessfully on the inherent fascination with sex and death."
Autobiographical work from novelist/screenwriter Yglesias (Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil, 1996, etc.) chronicles a man's confrontation with the imminent death of his wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARAMOUCHE by Rafael Sabatini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"All in all, this 'sheer knight-errantcy' is a marvelous entertainment."
The Italian-born Sabatini (1875-1950), who first published this swashbuckler in 1921, always received more popular acclaim than critical praise, and it's easy to see why. Read full book review >

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DR. NERUDA'S CURE FOR EVIL by Rafael Yglesias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1996

"But the strong plot keeps us fascinated and reading. (Film rights to Twentieth Century Fox; author tour)"
Gripping, deep-delving psychological novel that offers a new path in analysis but can't sustain the melodrama implied in its title. Read full book review >

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FEARLESS by Rafael Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1993

"Smells like a wonderful story that should enjoy huge word of mouth."
Writing very smartly indeed but no better or worse than in his largely well-received Hot Properties, The Murderer Next Door, etc., Yglesias achieves by sheer dint of an inspired story what may be his breakthrough novel (already optioned for a Peter Weir film starring Jeff Bridges and Isabella Rossellini). Read full book review >