Search Results: "Ricardo Sandoval"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"This strives to be candid and intimate, yet ultimately its commentary fails to break through the commemorative into the kind of real analysis that would have revealed more of the man behind the movement icon. (105 b&w photos, not seen)"
A useful survey and pictorial of the extraordinary career of the visionary Mexican-American labor leader and human-rights activist, who died in his sleep in 1993 at age 66. Read full book review >

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RICARDO’S RACE/LA CARRERA DE RICARDO by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 31, 2007

"Both English and Spanish texts are smooth, inviting and squarely aimed at young readers. (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
This direct and heartwarming biography follows the life of Ricardo Romo from his boyhood in San Antonio, Texas, as the son of small grocers, through his hard work and successes as a high-school and university athlete and into his adult life as a schoolteacher, professor and university president. Read full book review >

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BE PATIENT, ABDUL by Dolores Sandoval
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An author's note provides a brief history of Sierra Leone. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Abdul sells oranges in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where it costs money to go to school. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1990

"An accomplished debut."
The US debut of Portuguese writer Saragamo: a novel written in the best classical European tradition, rich in allusions, occasionally surreal, and concerned with the human condition. Read full book review >

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THE WITCHES OF RUIDOSO by John Sandoval
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Elegant prose is a highlight in a book whose memoirlike tone and heavy nostalgia make it feel like an offering for adults, not teens. (Fiction. 17 & up)"
A posthumously published coming-of-age story in which an old man recounts meeting his first love in New Mexico Territory in 1895. 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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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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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 >

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Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Younger readers may enjoy the book's combination of action and deduction—they'll certainly finish it wanting a pair of Chuck Taylors, in either red or black."
When a teenager is kidnapped and then mysteriously released, he and his best friend are determined to figure out why. Read full book review >