Search Results: "Ramon Pérez"


BOOK REVIEW

ABCS ON WINGS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"This title lines up between a realistic approach and a comic one, soaring along nicely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fasten your seat belts: here's another alphabet book featuring airplanes. Does this one take flight over the others? Read full book review >

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ABCS ON WHEELS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Start your engines! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moving vehicles are not a new theme for alphabet books, but only a few tackle a variety of machines rather than focusing on just one type; this is one of those exceptions. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES of A SEER by Ramon Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2014

"For evangelical Christian readers, Santos offers a lively account of being a spiritual force in a darkness-haunted world."
One Christian's account of being a biblical-style seer in the modern day. Read full book review >

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HARPER AND MOON by Ramon Royal Ross
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1993

"Vivid storytelling, a rock-solid sense of time and place, memorable, splendidly realized characters: likely to be read in one sitting, under covers by flashlight if necessary. (Fiction. 10+)"
Set in Washington's Walla Walla Valley during WW II, a fine second novel about the unusual friendship between Harper, son of a fruit grower, and the somewhat older Moon—inarticulate, half-wild son of abusive parents, orphaned in early adolescence and living no one knows how or where. Read full book review >

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MARTUTENE by Ramon Saizarbitoria
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Saizarbitoria's study of wobbly relationships is something of a Basque rejoinder to a Bergman film, for good or ill, glacially paced but rich in perception."
A sprawling novel of post-independence movement Basque life and its discontents. Read full book review >

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THE DANCING TREE by Ramon Royal Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"For the rare few who will see its moments of grace. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An eccentric piece, more like a sorrowful fairy tale with only a whisper of hope at its core. Read full book review >

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OF PEBBLES & GRENADES: 3 Keys to Self-Mastery by Ramon G. Corrales
Released: Aug. 29, 2011

"An easy to access, step-by-step approach to self-mastery."
Debut author Corrales uses a metaphor of pebbles and grenades to jump start a path to self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"Perhaps the best thing about this too-rapid survey of Mexican history from an impassioned expert is the rich and detailed bibliography. (Photographs.)"
The year 1992 is a time of agonizing reappraisals. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Though speaking of cheap, some pages, particularly toward the end, are so poorly printed as to be illegible. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author leaves it to his imaginary friend Horris to squire readers through several dozen spread-sized excursions into the realm of the icky—from leeches, intestinal parasites and the spiny Candiru fish that makes sub-surface urinating into the Amazon so exciting, to the guillotine and the real Bluebeard. Read full book review >

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GEOGRAPHIES OF HOME by Loida Maritza Pérez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"This exasperatingly awkward debut does, nevertheless, show a vigorous imagination at work, and raises hopes that PÇrez can do a lot better."
Heavy doses of melodrama and a penchant for overexplaining its characters' experiences blunt the impact of this ambitious first novel about a Dominican American family struggling to survive—and rapidly falling apart—in contemporary New York City. Read full book review >

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OUT OF DARKNESS by Ashley Hope Pérez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A powerful, layered tale of forbidden love in times of unrelenting racism. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A Mexican-American girl and a black boy begin an ill-fated love in the months leading up to a catastrophic 1937 school explosion in East Texas. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An unflinching portrait with an ending that begs for another reading. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
The lives of two teens become inexplicably intertwined in this gritty novel with a paranormal twist. Read full book review >