Search Results: "Rosario Marín"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Filled with love for America and advice for young Latinas, this curious hodgepodge of a book falls flat."
Lackluster memoir buries an unusual immigrant's success story in pedestrian prose. Read full book review >

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ECCENTRIC NEIGHBORHOODS by Rosario Ferré
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"This most demanding of her novels so far is probably also the best."
FerrÇ's second novel in English, and first since her NBA- nominated The House by the Lagoon (1995), creates a colorful family saga as a way to explore the modern political and social history of her native Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT OF THE SWAN by Rosario Ferré
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Ferré at her best (as in Eccentric Neighborhoods) can be a soaring, marvelous writer. But Flight of the Swan never gets off the ground."
Ferré bases her third novel written in English on a real historical incident: ballerina Anna Pavlova's prolonged stay in Puerto Rico (where she was performing) when the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 30, 1996

"The novel has some minimal historical interest, but almost no human interest."
This brief but unfortunately prolix novel, the Nicaraguan-born Aguilar's first US publication, examines the European conquest of Latin America in the 16th century through the narratives of six women—Spanish, native Indian, and mestiza—variously affected by their relationships with the men who appropriated and ruled this paradisiacal ``terra firma.'' A further dimension emerges in ``Interludes'' describing the affair between two contemporary journalists, a man covering the Nicaraguan national elections (in which the Sandinista government is rejected) and a woman who's researching a book about her spiritual ``ancestors''—for which the aforementioned six narratives are core material. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON THE LAGOON by Rosario Ferré
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Its triumphant conclusion seals their common fate and fulfills the aims of an overpowering novel that looks, at least on first reading, very like a masterpiece."
A superlative family saga that examines the concept of freedom in vividly dramatized personal and political terms, by a Puerto Rican novelist (The Youngest Doll, etc., not reviewed) whose smooth mastery of her ambitious materials is reminiscent of Gabriel Garc°a M†rquez at his very best. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE WATER SAINTS by Nelly Rosario
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Some jarring structural shifts aside, an engaging and memorable first from a passionate young talent."
Effervescent debut about the lives of three women in a Dominican family. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS by Rosario Castellanos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 1996

"An essential addition to our list of distinguished fiction by Latin American writers—perhaps one of the greatest of them all."
Originally published in 1962 and widely acclaimed as one of the great Latin American novels (now in English for the first time), this epic story of class conflict is the major work of the late Mexican author (192574), whose other best known fiction includes The Nine Guardians (1959) and City of Kings (1960—not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Handsome, engaging and deeply affecting. (Picture book/biography. 6 & up)"
A wonderfully unexpected and delightfully accessible personal appreciation of a famous, larger-than-life man, artist and loving father as told by the daughter who now safeguards his works and legacy. Read full book review >