Search Results: "Santiago Roncagliolo"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SURVIVING SANTIAGO by Lyn Miller-Lachmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A riveting story of love and acceptance amid a tumultuous political landscape. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Tina, 16, travels from Madison, Wisconsin, to Santiago, Chile, to spend her summer visiting her father, whom she hasn't seen in three years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANTIAGO STAYS by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Dog lovers and older siblings alike will bask in the quiet humor as they try to solve this gentle canine mystery. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Why won't Santiago come? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO by Kathryn Harrison
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Lucid, readable prose but, as travelogue, neither transporting nor insightful. (map)"
A pilgrimage along an ancient road, from St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the site of a shrine to the Apostle James. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO by D.H. Figueredo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"It also adds to the always sparsely filled shelf of first-rate multicultural Christmas tales. (Spanish words are explained within the text as well as in a glossary, which unfortunately gives incorrect accentuations for a few words.) (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on an incident from the author's childhood, Figueredo's story takes place one Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) in the 1950s, after Castro's revolution has begun in Cuba. Read full book review >

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SANTIAGO AND THE DRINKING PARTY by Clay Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A rather aimless chronicle of exile and discovery."
Morgan (Aura, 1983—not reviewed) tells the story of a restless Yankee who goes south of the border to find the magic that eludes him at home—but who can't figure out what to do with it once he's there. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HOLY WAR OF SANTIAGO DE CHILE by Marco Antonio de la Parra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"This novel, so brilliantly conversant in so many genres and styles, seems curiously silent on these questions."
An odyssey through modern Chile by way of an apocalyptic cat- and-mouse game set in motion by the phrase: ``They're looking for you, Tito.'' Tito is Tito Livio, the novel's protagonist, an advertising executive and frustrated writer. ``They'' are more elusive: The forces of God and Satan, struggling to control the Chilean soul, have both dispatched goon squads after Tito, who possesses the clue to the missing fourth letter of the Tetragrammaton, the name of God that, when pronounced, unleashes infinite power and knowledge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMÉRICA'S DREAM by Esmeralda Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Santiago's acute eye and feel for the telling detail make this a work of fine reportage, as well as an engrossing if often somber tale with a quiet but always tenacious heroine. ($55,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Puerto Ricanborn first-novelist Santiago (the memoir When I Was Puerto Rican, 1993) gives a contemporary twist to the immigrant experience as she limns the plight of a woman escaping an abusive man to pursue her dreams. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >