Search Results: "Shereen El Feki"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"A surprisingly open, extremely timely examination of the sexual coming-of-age for Egyptian youth."
A daring new study finds the newly liberated Egyptians poised to demand more sexual freedom in the face of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A valuable contribution to the literature of the Drug War."
Accomplished, chilling account of the murderous growth of Mexican drug cartels. Read full book review >

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EL CHINO by Allen Say
Released: March 3, 1996

"Still, interesting as far as it goes."
The true story of a Chinese-American bullfighter. Read full book review >

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EL PASO by Winston Groom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"It's not Lonesome Dove, but Groom's Searcher's-like rescue pursuit and his allusive homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre make for an entertaining Western story."
Prolific nonfiction author Groom returns to fiction with a Western saga far different from the novel (Forrest Gump, 1986, etc.) that later blossomed into a classic Oscar-winning film. Read full book review >

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EL BRONX by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 1997

"Charyn's rich, spicy prose makes this aggressively romantic fable palatable but—be warned—riding his juggernaut plot may bring on vertigo."
This ninth in the idiosyncratic, quasi-mystical crime series beatifying New York Police Chief/Commissioner/Mayor Isaac Sidel— his most recent manifestation was as mayor-elect in Little Angel Street (1994)—tells of El Caballo's crusade to reclaim the gang- blasted Bronx from economic and human disaster. Read full book review >

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EL DEAFO by Cece Bell
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Worthy of a superhero. (Graphic memoir. 8 & up)"
A humorous and touching graphic memoir about finding friendship and growing up deaf. Read full book review >

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EL ILUMINADO by Ilan Stavans
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Another bold, if gratuitous, experiment from an academic with impeccable credentials and a keen sense of the secrets we hold most dear."
What do you get when you cross a Mexican-born Jewish intellectual with the creator of the Rabbi Harvey comics? Surprise—it's a most unusual conspiracy thriller. Read full book review >

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EL GAVILAN by Craig McDonald
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"McDonald offers another gritty, violent mystery (One True Sentence, 2011, etc.) in this exploration of both sides of a divisive problem."
An Ohio town is racked by violence in a clash of cultures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Monstrously entertaining and tenderhearted view of 'Chilango' history on the eve of the centennial of the Mexican Revolution."
Longtime Mexico City denizen, social activist and journalist Ross (Zapatistas! Making Another World Possible: Chronicles of Resistance 2000-2006, 2006, etc.) fashions a brave, stirring love letter, cautionary tale and travelogue of his beloved city. Read full book review >

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EL LECTOR by William Durbin
FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"Filled with the uneasy spirit of Ybor City in 1931 with its emerging unions and immigrant workers, Bella's engaging story shows what can happen when people believe 'in the power of stories to enlighten and transform.' (afterword) (Fiction. 10+)"
A poor girl with a gift for storytelling refuses to surrender when her dreams and her family are threatened by labor unrest and political corruption during the Depression. Read full book review >

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EL BARRIO by Debbi Chocolate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Highly recommended for all collections. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the barrio lives a boy whose sister is getting ready for her quinceañera. Read full book review >