Search Results: "Susana Martinez-Conde"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Entertaining."
With the assistance of New York Times contributor Blakeslee (co-author: The Body Has a Mind of Its Own: How Body Maps in Your Brain Help You Do (Almost) Everything Better, 2007, etc.), neuroscientists Macknik and Martinez-Conde probe the neurological features at work in the magician's craft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ by Robin Yardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A magnificent novel that defines what it is to be an older brother, a friend, and, yes, even a knight. (appendix) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Nobody believed me when I said two skunks stole my old trike. But I'd seen those stinkers take it. Swear." Read full book review >

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I, TITUBA, BLACK WITCH OF SALEM by Maryse Conde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Tituba deserves better."
Caribbean-born CondÇ (Segu, 1987; The Children of Segu, 1989; and see below) gives questionable life to Tituba, one of the accused and subsequently released witches of Salem, in a novel of some conflicting purpose. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR ROBERT CAPA by Susana Fortes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Flawed but striking, this short novel shines a light on artists in times of love and war."
Love and photography bring two young exiles together in this based-on-fact real-life tragic romance. Read full book review >

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TREE OF LIFE by Maryse Conde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1992

"Still, a very readable story of an unfamiliar territory."
An impressionistic saga from CondÇ (see above)—the story of a Caribbean family whose history is as much their own as it is their native island's. Read full book review >

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PHILOSOPHICAL TOYS by Susana Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"This novel's headiness might seem daunting, but readers who take a patient approach will find a deeply rewarding and often haunting narrative emerge."
Family histories, cinematic obsessions, fractured relationships, and the films of Luis Buñuel converge in this pensive novel set in London and Spain. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF THE AFRICAN KINGS by Maryse Conde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

"CondÇ has essentially written this novel before, and undoubtedly will do so again."
The Last Of The African Kings ($35.00; paper $12.00; Nov. 30; 216 pp.; 0-8032-1489-8; paper 0-8032-6384-8): This latest (1992) of Guadeloupean CondÇ's several chronicles of native Africa's encounter with the modern world is, like such predecessors as Segu (1987) and Tree of Life (1992), impassioned, impressively detailed, and a bit too schematic to fully engage a reader's sympathies. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE MANGROVE by Maryse Conde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Accomplished but insubstantial: Like Francis himself, the novel briefly alights and is soon gone."
A drifting, evocative story about a mystery man who brings unsettling change to a village in Guadeloupe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Owen Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2017

"Engaging material for little ones embarking on their relationships with God. (Board book. 1-2)"
The Bible tale in board-book format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESIRADA by Maryse Conde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Awarded the 1999 Prix Carbet de la Caraibe, what could be a downbeat, angrily heroic, and grim capstone to Condé's career insists that the only way for women to survive so much suffering, and truths too sad to set anyone free, is to 'learn to invent a life.'"
The 12th and most autobiographical from Condé (Windward Heights, 1999, etc.) returns to her fictional roots, where generations of Caribbeans discover strength and dignity as they endure inhuman cruelties and emotional betrayals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDWARD HEIGHTS by Maryse Conde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 1999

"A Third World 'Duel in the Sun': over the top, as always, but nevertheless one of its author's most involving and satisfying novels."
WINDWARD HEIGHTS ($24.00; Aug. 18; 364 pp.; 1-56947-161-4). Read full book review >