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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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LAND OF MANY COLORS and NANNA-YA by Maryse Conde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1999

"Both stories display narrative vigor and structural subtlety, but are argumentative and accusatory to a degree that severely limits their success in fictional terms."
Two early (1985) novellas by the Guadeloupian author of The Children of Segu (1989) and other fiction explicitly devoted to the struggles of Third World populations against their colonizers and oppressors. Read full book review >

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THE SPACE BETWEEN US by Jessica Martinez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Deeply troubling and unsatisfying. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teen pregnancy is a source of shame in this disappointing second outing from Martinez (Virtuosity, 2011). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 6, 2000

"Powerful and intriguing: poetry that overcomes modern angst by transforming the uncertainty and emptiness of life into human potential and hope."
Every year since 1978, the National Poetry Series has published five books of exceptional contemporary poetry. Read full book review >

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HARD CORPS by Marco Martinez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Despite his sincerity, Martinez lacks Swofford's writing skills. Consequently, his book may appeal only to those whose uncritical love of our fighting men matches his own."
A profane, testosterone-laced paean of love for the Marines and America and hatred for its enemies, which include Saddam Hussein's army and Americans who oppose the war. Read full book review >