Search Results: "Sebastian Rotella"


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THE CONVERT'S SONG by Sebastian Rotella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Rotella serves up international intrigue with a delectable twist."
Former Border Agent Valentine Pescatore, now working as a private investigator in Argentina following his undercover misadventures in Triple Crossing (2011), has his life thrown further into chaos following a terrorist attack in Buenos Aires.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"But he makes it clear that Mexico's transition to greater electoral democracy will be threatened if more heroes don't step forward."
Rotella, the Los Angeles Times bureau chief for South America, tells his alarming story of drug lords' domination of the US/Mexico border region by focusing on the frustrations and martyrdom of Mexican reformers. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE CROSSING by Sebastian Rotella
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A fast-paced thriller that rings true to the real story behind the political posturing over the drug war, illegal immigration and border security."
In his fiction debut, Rotella (Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the Mexican Border, 1998) draws a crime novel from the chaotic cauldron of the U.S.-Mexican border. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"Better than gelato. Not to be missed."
Evocative, beautifully rendered travelogue/memoir by Publishers Weekly editor Rotella, recounting his adventures in Calabria, the toe of Italy's boot and the land of his ancestry. Read full book review >

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CUT TIME by Carlo Rotella
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2003

"Rotella gives back to boxing some of its old-school, venerable aura."
Natty, cogitative essays on the sweet science, often from the perspective of the small boxing venue. Read full book review >

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HOW CHAMPIONS THINK by Bob Rotella
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2015

"A solid motivational text for the sports-minded and those interested in the bridging of athletics and exceptionalism."
The author of a series of mindful golfing guides further explores how to think like a champion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Powerful exploration of underexamined relationships between labor, culture, and the urban future."
Original, engrossing discussion of emerging class, race, and gender transformations in post-industrial urban America. Read full book review >

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AMORE by Mark Rotella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

"A fine general overview of one of the richest veins in American popular music."
Publishers Weekly review editor Rotella (Stolen Figs and Other Adventures in Calabria, 2003) presents an affectionate survey of the Italian songs and singers that have distinguished American popular music, with a particular focus on the period bracketed by World War II and the rock 'n' roll revolution. Read full book review >

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PUG MAN'S 3 WISHES by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Wonderfully grouchy, with a touch of wickedness and a soupçon of warmth and color. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Introducing Pug Man, a wrinkled sack of grump…when things aren't going his way. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR WINTER by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A perfect marriage of words and pictures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Squirrel usually sleeps through winter, "[b]ut not this year!" Read full book review >

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DEAD BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sebastian Stuart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The mystery and its solution, sketched out rather than worked out, are mainly a pretext for introducing you to some amiable misfits, some exotic pets and Janet's supremely gossipy narration."
A dead singer/songwriter looking for a comeback is at the center of this second case for a Hudson Valley psychotherapist-turned-antiques dealer and her big, happy, dysfunctional, non-biological family. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE GRAY by Sebastian Faulks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"A war novel that should take its place among the masterpieces of the genre."
England's redoubtable Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet, 1993; Birdsong, 1996) offers up a third solid, alluring, durable novel'set in 1942—43, just as the tide begins to turn, however slightly, against the Nazis. Read full book review >