Search Results: "Rio Olesky"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 22, 2011

"A passionate testament about interconnectedness that appeals to both heart and mind."
A guide about how to weave spirituality into real-world experiences by following 12 basic, manageable laws. Read full book review >

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RIO by Orde Morton
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"A meticulously researched guide to one of the world's most famous cities."
Sweeping history of Rio de Janeiro that captures both its uniqueness and tumult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Throughout the narrative runs an accomplished combination of history, geography, archaeology, and ecology. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Lourie, following the format of his previous photo-essays (Yukon River, 1992, etc.), traces the route of the Rio Grande, third longest river in the US, from its origin high in the Colorado mountains, 1,885 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Read full book review >

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BORN IN RIO by Cássia  Martins
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A colorful story of personal growth that ripens in Rio."
In her debut, Martins offers the warm story of a woman's return to the homeland she left as a child. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Despite some detectable ethnocentrism, Riley offers much useful information to persons unfamiliar with southwestern history. (36 illustrations, 18 maps, not seen)"
An often engaging, if uninspired, history of the Rio Grande River of New Mexico and those who have lived along it. Read full book review >

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RIO GRANDE FALL by Rudolfo Anaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 1996

"A fascinating hybrid of detective story, adventure yarn, and shamanistic magic that will infuriate some readers (identifying the triggermen in the drug killings turns out to be stunningly mundane) and captivate others."
The killers from Zia Summer (1995) are down but not out. Read full book review >

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Rio Street Kid Stargazer by Craig S. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2016

"A commendable genre piece with grounded, convincing characters."
A Rio de Janeiro orphan and an American hoping to reconnect with his roots cross paths with each other and with a powerful drug lord in Wilson's (Dating for Life, 2013) crime thriller.Read full book review >

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RIO DE JANEIRO by Ruy Castro
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Fantastically successful travel propaganda."
An achingly seductive love letter to Brazil's most famous city. Read full book review >

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RIO GRANDE STORIES by Carolyn Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"Pronunciation guide; glossary. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A collection of regional lore in the guise of chapters contributed by a fictional class of Albuquerque seventh-graders to a book featuring their various cultures, incorporating material as diverse as a recipe for bizcochitos (New Mexico's anise-flavored state cookie), an interview with a marrana (a ``Hidden Jew'') descended from Jews who fled the Spanish Inquisition, and an essay on Estebanico, the African slave/guide who explored for the Spanish in the early 16th century. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1974

"And Meltzer draws together a number of critical issues — including slavery, expansionism and the Presidential conduct of foreign policy — which converge to make the Mexican War such an important period in the American past."
This is not another history from the Mexican or Mexican-American viewpoint, but a study of how the war with Mexico grew out of the spirit of Manifest Destiny and the conflict between anti-and pro-slavery forces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's very slight, and not very involving."
This prizewinning 1994 novel recounts the (mainly amorous) exploits of Ulysses, the son of a Greek bar owner in Buenos Aires, who impregnates his girlfriend, flees from marriage, and undertakes an odyssey among the wealthy Americans whose yacht fortuitously rescues him—until the aggrieved women in his life arrange this unheroic adventurer's comeuppance. Read full book review >