Search Results: "Viola Canales"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TEQUILA WORM by Viola Canales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"This said, the characters and setting are so real to life that readers who connect with Sofia at the start will find many riches here, from a perspective that is still hard to find in youth literature. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Sofia, growing up in an urban Latino neighborhood in McAllen, Texas, has a chance to attend an expensive boarding school in Austin on scholarship. Read full book review >

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BLACK LION by Carlos Viola
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"An often impressive action thriller propelled by well-developed characters."
In the author's debut espionage thriller, a special unit of Green Berets attempts to thwart attacks by al-Qaida. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 1993

"A troubling mix of violence, ignorance, and courage: a valuable piece of Americana. (Sixteen b&w photographs, one map- -not seen)"
A century after being written, vivid memories of the Civil War and the American frontier see the light of day. Read full book review >

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Nightmares Unhinged by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2015

"A slew of gloriously disturbing, well-told tales to unnerve readers."
Viola (Luna One, 2014, etc.) amasses a series of blistering horror stories, including a few of his own, from authors who tell of vampires, demons, killers, and things better left hidden in the dark.Read full book review >

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Cyber World by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Killer apps outnumber the glitches in 20 short, bracing narratives of cyberpunk sci-fi."
An anthology of cyberpunk short fiction takes readers to a malleable world where advanced data technology and human interfaces create shifting realities, altered perceptions, and para-human intelligence. Read full book review >

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COLLEEN DEWHURST by Colleen Dewhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"A moving human document as well as a fine theater autobiography."
From the great New York stage actress (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL by Herman J. Viola
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 1993

"Viola neither lionizes nor challenges Campbell's machismo—and this moral neutrality makes for a curiously old-fashioned biography, informative but ultimately unsatisfying. (Forty b&w photographs—not seen)"
An uncritical biography of the new US senator from Colorado, the only Native American serving in Congress. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2015

"A dense but accessible discussion of the metaphysical role of time in human affairs."
In 1922, at a meeting of the French Society of Philosophy, Henri Bergson (1859-1941), "one of the most respected philosophers of his era," expressed unhappiness with Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, which discarded the concept of absolute time and denied the reality of simultaneity. Present in the audience, Einstein disagreed. Read full book review >

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THE CHARM BRACELET by Viola Shipman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2016

"Smooth writing, unabashed sentimentality: if it sometimes feels a little forced or relentless, where's the harm?"
Three generations of women share the tradition of wearing charm bracelets to honor the big moments of their lives. Read full book review >

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BOOMER AND FRIENDS! by Joshua Viola
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Wonderfully animated illustrations and a dramatic story, even if it's unfair to mountain lions."
In this children's picture book, a bison can't seem to connect with others of his kind, but he's protective of the many friends he has. Read full book review >

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"The preface quotes Eli Weisel: 'Memory may be our most powerful weapon against fanaticism.' Thank you, then, for the poignant memories."
In the manner of the The Spoon River Anthology, this collection of verse has the dead speaking of their lives and abrupt departures on September 11, 2001. Read full book review >