Search Results: "Santiago Gamboa"


BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO THE DARK VALLEY by Santiago  Gamboa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A complex, challenging story that speaks to the terror and dislocation of the age."
Or, love and loss in a time of ruin. Read full book review >

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NIGHTSIDE by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 1994

"Angles dangle, and the murderer arrives from Neptune."
Somebody's stalking the young hookers of Hell's Kitchen, and no one but a former Central American activist nun seems to care. Read full book review >

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CONQUISTADORA by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"A pot-boiler—competent enough, with an exotic setting and characters, but nothing special within its genre."
Or, Gone with el Viento: a Puerto Rican-set saga of forbidden love, slavery and humidity. Read full book review >

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ROOM 9 by Soledad Santiago
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 1992

"Steamy, slightly overwrought Andy Garcia vehicle offers fun for those who like to believe the worst about their friendly local politicians."
From Santiago (the paperback Undercover, 1988), the story of a mayor's administrative assistant who discovers the depth of corruption in N.Y.C. political life—and finds comfort in the arms of a dashing young Latino reporter. Read full book review >

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STREETS OF FIRE by Soledad Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 1996

"Obvious, shallow, and rather tedious. (Author tour)"
Another political thriller short on thrills, from the Manhattan reporter and press agent whose previous efforts (Nightside, 1994; Room 9, 1992) have staked out the seamy streets of NYC and in the still-seamier corridors of City Hall. Read full book review >

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ALMOST A WOMAN by Esmeralda Santiago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Neither the artista Santiago dreams of becoming nor the woman she actually becomes emerge as clearly as the streets of Brooklyn, as the people who guide her, or as the man she finally abandons. (Author tour)"
In this coming-of-age memoir, Santiago (When I Was Puerto Rican, 1990; America's Dream, 1996) glosses over the powerful legacies of familial warmth and connection gleaned from her too-brief Puerto Rican childhood, and swims the lap to adulthood in New York City. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2013

"A historically sound, sublimely heartbreaking novel about the soul of the Cuban revolution."
In Santiago's (Tomorrow They Will Kiss, 2006) masterful novel, a daughter dedicates her life to reuniting with her father in 1950s Cuba during the revolution. Read full book review >

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TOMORROW THEY WILL KISS by Eduardo Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"No great novel, but could maybe make a nifty telenovela."
The adventures of several Cuban immigrant women in America are affectionately depicted in this colorful debut from a Cuban-born journalist and former TV scriptwriter. Read full book review >

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THE TURKISH LOVER by Esmeralda Santiago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"More an extended whine than a paean to pluck."
After memorably describing her journey from a Puerto Rican barrio to acceptance at a prestigious New York high school in When I Was Puerto Rican (1993) and Almost a Woman (1998), the author now vividly recalls the long infatuation that put her life on hold in the '70s. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE AMONG THE ALIENS by Gail Gauthier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 1996

"With zany black-and-white cartoons of small angular figures, this is a droll and irreverent comedy, at the center of which beats a heart of gold. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Brash good humor from a newcomer who is anything but starry eyed. Read full book review >

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HOME FOR NAVIDAD by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"Children will strongly identify with her dream, at the end of the long day, of her mother wrapping her in her arms on Christmas day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cohen's reds, greens, and blues practically glow, and the sharp black outlines that he lays on them, particularly to highlight the human characters, recall both children's drawings and the winning nonchalance of Ludwig Bemelmans. Read full book review >

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RED APRIL by Santiago Roncagliolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"An angry, despairing dispatch, punctuated with illiterate notes from a killer and equally meaningless reports in bureaucratic doublespeak, from a land torn apart by civil war and official denial."
A latter-day Candide gets a crash course in Peruvian terrorism and counter-terrorism in Roncagliolo's precocious debut, winner of the 2006 Alfaguara Prize. Read full book review >