LEARNING TO LOSE by David Trueba

David Trueba has written an interesting intergenerational family saga translated from the Spanish by Mara Lethem. At nearly 600 pages, this book is truly a tome. LEARNING TO LOSE follows the adventures of 16-year-old Sylvia, a high school student, her father Lorenzo, and her paternal grandfather, Leandro. The book is also about a professional soccer player named Ariel. The story is told in chapters that alternate between the perspectives of these four characters

June 22, 2010 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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TWO OF THE DEADLIEST edited by Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George has assembled a very enjoyable collection of new mystery short stories by twenty-three known and new authors, including one by the editor herself. The “Two” in TWO OF THE DEADLIEST refers to two of the seven deadly sins, lust and greed. Each story includes one or both of these sins with varying degrees of success in incorporating these themes into the story.

September 25, 2009 · Judi Clark · No Comments
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