Search Results: "Sergio Troncoso"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST TORTILLA by Sergio Troncoso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 1999

"He's a respecter of persons, and in turn his characters earn your affection and respect."
paper 0-8165-1961-7 The Last Tortilla ($40.00; paper $17.95; Sept. 3; 240 pp.; 0-8165-1960-9; paper 0-8165-1961-7). Read full book review >

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OUR LOST BORDER by Sarah Cortez
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2013

"A tough but eye-opening read."
What has been lost is not a political boundary line between the United States and Mexico, but a 60-mile-wide cultural area above and below that line; the issues raised by the voices here reflect how and why that border has become a zone of fear, violence and bloody murder. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"With its skillful pairing of conflict over religious and familial obligations with the backdrop of a Mexican-American family's love for one another, Troncoso's novel is an engaging literary achievement."
Troncoso tells the story of a Mexican-American family as they come to terms with their cultural heritage over a span of 40 years. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE GIANT by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Years later, the two forget who is the dwarf, and who the giant—and that casually tossed-in idea is more likely to stimulate thought and discussion than the main plot. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Ruzzier offers a bit of wishful thinking in this peace-mongering tale of an undersized giant and an oversized dwarf joining forces to defuse a war between their peoples. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE MOLE STORIES AND LITTLE GOPHER, TOO by Lore Segal
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 2005

In this second short story collection about Mole and his loving Grandma, Mole learns to deal with childhood challenges and tribulations. Read full book review >

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A BALLAD OF THE CIVIL WAR by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

Stolz (Coco Grimes, 1994, etc.) fleshes out—barely—a sentimental Civil War ballad about brothers who share a hobby horse, and years later, another steed in the aftermath of battle. Read full book review >

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AND THE ROBOT WENT… by Michelle Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Satisfying robot high jinks. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Teamwork + trial and error = a happy robot and an ear-splitting racket. Read full book review >

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PRIMO LEVI'S RESISTANCE by Sergio Luzzatto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A book for Levi completists and students of the Italian Resistance. Luzzatto provides a decent picture of the Italian character, the wide variance of political parties, and the dedication of the people to their country."
Luzzatto (History/Univ. of Turin; Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age, 2010, etc.) combines his obsessions with Primo Levi (1919-1987) and the Italian Resistance.Read full book review >