Search Results: "Ricardo C. Ainslie"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2013

"A hard-nosed, cleareyed analysis of a legacy of institutionalized corruption and its dire consequences for human lives."
One of the clearest accounts yet of the causes for the violence in Ciudad Juárez and the convoluted politics behind Mexico's attempts to keep it from dragging the whole nation down. Read full book review >

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I CAN SAY PLEASE by Tamsin Ainslie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A wholesome, pleasant demonstration of politeness for toddlers just discovering the joys of imaginative play. (Picture book. 1-3)"
An Australian import tackles manners for the very young. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY by Ainslie Hogarth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"An initially promising psychological thriller that ultimately fails to deliver. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
This debut novel chronicles a disturbed teen girl's descent into madness. Read full book review >

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THE BOY MEETS GIRL MASSACRE (ANNOTATED) by Ainslie Hogarth
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Highly frightening and effective. (Horror. 14-18)"
A disturbed girl takes a night job in a notoriously haunted hotel with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION by Ricardo Piglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

Published in Argentina in 1981 when that country still labored under authoritarian rule, Piglia's ambitious, multivalent novel explores the abrasive relationship between the human imagination and human history. Read full book review >

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A DOG CAME, TOO by Ainslie Manson
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Likable, unsentimentalized, and of broad appeal. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-10)"
Known only as ``Our Dog,'' this faithful animal followed Alexander Mackenzie, plus the voyageurs and ``native'' guides who accompanied him, across Canada to the Pacific when he reached it in 1793—``the first European to cross North America by land.'' Based on Mackenzie's journals, the straightforward narrative tells how the big brown dog made his way on foot since there was no room for him in the canoes, and how he kept watch at night, warned of wolves or bears, and retrieved a swan shot for food or a dropped paddle from a swift river. Read full book review >

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THE STANDING DEAD by Ricardo Pinto
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2003

"Richly imagined but brutal fantasy—not for the squeamish, as they say."
This sequel to The Chosen (2000) returns to the Three Lands, where a haughty elite rules over a helpless subject population. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT G.A.A. DIED by Jack Ricardo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"It's the mystery plot overlaid on the facts that seems false."
A first mystery that focuses on the way gays were way back- -specifically, in '71—when it wasn't so much a matter of one-night stands as ten-minute quickies in the warehouse district, on the docks, in dim doorways, and so forth. Read full book review >