Search Results: "Ruben Alvarado"


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FOLLOW THE MONEY by Ruben Alvarado
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"A highly readable disentangling of currency's past and present."
Alvarado, in his debut, offers a detailed study of money and financial concepts through the ages. Read full book review >

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ALIEN INVASION IN MY BACKYARD by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A credible bit of sleuthing and a spectacular escalation factor give this opener a bit of bounce. (Mystery/fantasy. 8-10)"
A seemingly insignificant clue leads three young would-be detectives to mind-blowing adventures in their outwardly ordinary suburban neighborhood. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLY THIEF OF TIME by Ruben Bolling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A pleaser for Wimpy Kid fans as well as any students who find the last few minutes before the bell rings an eternity. (Graphic/hybrid mystery. 8-10)"
The discovery that time actually does move more slowly in the back of a classroom than in the front puts a trio of amateur sleuths on the trail of even more startling revelations. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Recommended for children who enjoy ghost stories and spooky mysteries, with Spanish lessons as an educational bonus."
The first installment of Alvarado's mystery series introduces Perla Garcia, a bilingual little girl and aspiring detective who's determined to uncover the truth behind a local legend. Read full book review >

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ANTHROPOLOGIES by Beth Alvarado
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Fragmented but poetic."
An unusually structured and gravely confessional memoir. Read full book review >

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LOTERÍA by Ruben Mendoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 1998

"Still, craft and energy enough to suggest that Mendoza is a writer to watch."
An energetic if uneven debut collection focusing mostly on the lives of Hispanics in modern California. Read full book review >

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S STREET RISING by Ruben Castaneda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"The subject matter is explosive and informed by good reporting, but the various narrative lines never really tie together, and the novelistic approach undermines the journalism."
An illumination of the Washington, D.C., crack epidemic. Read full book review >

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CITY OF CLOWNS by Daniel Alarcón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A swift, fatalistic love letter to Lima, with spirited if inconsistent art."
A graphic adaptation of a short story from Alarcón's debut, War by Candlelight (2005). Larceny, legacy, and Lima, Peru, with illustrations by Alvarado. Read full book review >

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CANCERLANDIA! by Juan Alvarado Valdivia
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Readers seeking a more universal account of illness will be better served by Christopher Hitchens' nervy Mortality (2012), Susan Sontag's disquisitions on cancer, and son Philip Rieff's Swimming in a Sea of Death (2008), and other more mature reflections."
A memoir of mixed maladies. Read full book review >

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WHITE ON BLACK by Ruben Gallego
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2006

"A rich, haunting and deceptively simple work."
Short, sharp stunner of a memoir of a youth spent in a series of Russian children's homes. Read full book review >