Search Results: "Sonia Soto"


BOOK REVIEW

THE OXFORD MURDERS by Guillermo Martínez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Soft-spoken, smart and satisfying."
An elegant, fashionable, award-winning novel mixes murder with modern mathematical theory. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Still, her primary devotion was to her painting, which she practiced until the very end of her life: She died in her studio in 1979, at the age of 94. (115 color plates, 88 b&w illustrations)"
An artist whose career spanned the whole of the modernist movement is finally receiving her due. Read full book review >

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THE ATHENIAN MURDERS by Jose Carlos Somoza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Good thing, since mystery fans should be warned that Somoza is more interested in metaphysical questions and literary subtleties than traditional storytelling."
A footnote opens this playful postmodern mystery, set in ancient Greece and in the tortured mind of its fictional translator; that is, the first chapter heading carries a note in which said translator mentions a few of his dilemmas in reconstructing and translating the original Greek text, "The Cave of Ideas, written by Philotextus of Cheronnese." Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF MURDER by Guillermo Martínez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 2008

"Martínez (The Oxford Murders, 2005, etc.) crafts a page-turner in which eminently believable obsession and paranoia drive dangerous behavior."
A writer becomes the reluctant arbiter in a real-life game of mortal combat. Read full book review >

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THE WIND FROM THE EAST by Almudena Grandes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Grandes's serenely composed, ponderous work celebrates the healing power of friendship. It's long-running, but ultimately satisfying."
A sinuous saga by Spanish novelist Grandes (The Ages of Lulu, 1994, etc.) pursues a tangle of apartment-house relationships in an Andalusian seaside town. Read full book review >

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SONIA SOTOMAYOR by Sylvia Mendoza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Definitely on a mission, but some sense of the woman beneath the robes comes through. (notes, bibliography) (Biography. 12-14)"
An analytical view of the personal and cultural values that make the Supreme Court's first Hispanic and third woman justice an admirable role model. Read full book review >

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SONIA GANDHI by Rani Singh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A book of humane scope that reveals an intriguing political history and a life of compassion."
A London journalist presents a biography of one of the world's enigmatic female leaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEF SOTO, TACO QUEEN by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Once readers get past the drama, they'll cheer for Stef Soto, her family, and Tía Perla. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Debut novelist Torres delivers a light, touching novel about a seventh-grader, her first-generation family's food truck, and her tribulations at school. Read full book review >

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MADAME SONIA DELAUNAY by Gérard Lo Monaco
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Children who want to know more (i.e., anything) about Delaunay's life or artistic context will have to look elsewhere, but this bonbon should leave a taste for further enquiry. (thumbnail index includes media and locations) (Pop-up art book. 6-10)"
This small but fulsome tribute to the underrecognized artist/designer pairs pop-up versions of many of her semiabstract works with fanciful interpretive notes. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Plumbing this exciting and terrible historical moment and character, Duncan forges a highly readable and authoritative biography. (9 b&w illustrations and 13 maps, not seen)"
An epic adventure of conquest, brutality, and greed in the 16th-century New World. Read full book review >