Search Results: "Ruben Martinez II"


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Released: March 7, 2012

"Fiery self-indulgence glowing in the darkness."
Martinez's debut volume of poetry introduces his alter ego, WolfSaint. Read full book review >

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FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE by Markus Zusak
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Engrossing. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia, Zusak debuts with an intense tale about boxing, brotherly solidarity, and searching for self-respect. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ by Robin Yardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A magnificent novel that defines what it is to be an older brother, a friend, and, yes, even a knight. (appendix) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Nobody believed me when I said two skunks stole my old trike. But I'd seen those stinkers take it. Swear." Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS II by Marc Ferro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1993

"The human drama—from the execution of Rasputin to the struggle of the tsar's family to understand, escape, and survive—is displaced here by abstract argument. (Illustrations)"
Ferro (Social Sciences/êcole des Hautes êtudes, Paris; The Russian Revolution of February 1917, 1972), an expert on the political details of the Russian Revolution, claims to offer new information in this political biography of Tsar Nicholas II. Read full book review >

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MAO II by Don DeLillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"For all its 'cool gloom,' his latest novel stands in denial of Gray's doom-drenched semiotics: it's a luminous book, full of anger deflected into irony, with moments of hard-earned transcendence."
With a formidable body of work behind him, DeLillo has earned the reflexive musings of this heady portrait of an obsessed and reclusive writer—a novelist haunted by the corruptions of an image-dominated world, and hunted by those who deny him the eloquence of silence. Read full book review >

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WAVEMAKER II by Mary-Beth Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A consistently accomplished debut that's still hard to take because the family's anguish seems too little distinguished from the general social funk to provide much narrative energy."
Ten years after the fall of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, his legal counsel, Roy Cohn, is still unwillingly claiming victims—in this first novel of a family turned inside out by their loyalty to Cohn. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS II by Dominic Lieven
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A rare balance of personal and political insight: timely and persuasive."
Lieven (a political historian at the London School of Economics whose specialty is imperial Russia: Russia's Rulers Before the Revolution, 1989, etc.—not reviewed) reinterprets the life and political significance of Nicholas II in light of the USSR's collapse. Read full book review >

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As always, Meltzer is a careful historian who looks for the documentable troth behind prevalent generalizations, and his generous use of quotations from primary sources make the narrative both more interesting and more illuminating than the ambitious scope might indicate. Read full book review >

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LIFE II by Scott Spotson
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A distinctive debut novel about the unpredictability of a life already lived, with enough time-bending to intrigue sci-fi fans."
In Spotson's sci-fi debut, an alien gives a man a chance to live his life over again. Read full book review >

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PASSAGES II by Helen Drayton
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Wise, kind and lively verse that truly 'dances to a tune that's / gloriously redeeming / of anger, hate, and envy. / It's an awesome authority / with boundless energy.'"
Engaging lyric poetry that manages to be sensual and cerebral, fun and profound. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER II by Edvard Radzinsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"What the country got in return was a worse ruler, making nostalgia for Alexander a popular sentiment at the time of the revolution. Those who share that yearning for long-gone royals will find this portrait a pleasure."
Spare the knout and spoil the serf: an admiring biography of the 19th-century Russian ruler who ushered in modernizing reforms but was assassinated all the same. Read full book review >