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Durán, Armando (Armando José)

Works: 33 works in 194 publications in 2 languages and 3,268 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Romance fiction  Audio adaptations  Novels  Children's films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Narrator, tra, Author, nar
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Armando Durán
Avenue of mysteries by John Irving( Recording )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego--a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico--has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what's coming--specifically, her own future and her brother's. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn't know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking. Regarding what has happened, as opposed to what will, Lupe is usually right about the past; without your telling her, she knows all the worst things that have happened to you. Lupe doesn't know the future as accurately. But consider what a terrible burden it is, if you believe you know the future--especially your own future, or, even worse, the future of someone you love. What might a thirteen-year-old girl be driven to do, if she thought she could change the future? As an older man, Juan Diego will take a trip to the Philippines, but what travels with him are his dreams and memories; he is most alive in his childhood and early adolescence in Mexico. As we grow older--most of all, in what we remember and what we dream--we live in the past. Sometimes, we live more vividly in the past than in the present. Avenue of Mysteries is the story of what happens to Juan Diego in the Philippines, where what happened to him in the past--in Mexico--collides with his future."
Cesar Millan's short guide to a happy dog : [98 essential tips and techniques] by Cesar Millan( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than nine seasons as television's Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions. Both inspirational and practical, A Short Guide to a Happy Dog draws on thousands of training encounters around the world to present ninety-eight essential lessons. Taken together, they will help any owner apply the key aspects of Cesar's celebrated philosophy to create the most fulfilling life possible with their dogs. In these pages, Cesar delves into crucial themes that go beyond obedience-school basics to reveal the hearts and minds of our beloved pets. In short, practical takes, he explores the basics of dog psychology, instinctual behaviors, creating balance and boundaries, managing common misbehaviors, choosing the right dog for your family, and helping your dog adjust to life transitions. Throughout the book, inspiring stories from Cesar's case files-and from his new show, Leader of the Pack-provide moving real-world applications and surprising life lessons. Smart, easy to use, and packed with Cesar's remarkable insights into human and canine behavior, A Short Guide to a Happy Dog is an inspiring tool for anyone looking to live a better life with a beloved member of the family
Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel García Márquez( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years
Funny bones : Posada and his day of the dead calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras-skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities-came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852-1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe's, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity
The mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missions are pillaged, native peasants are abused, and innocent men and women are persecuted by the corrupt governor and his army. But a champion of freedom rides the highways. His identity hidden behind a mask, the laughing outlaw Zorro defies the tyrant's might. A deadly marksman and a demon swordsman, his flashing blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed
At night we walk in circles by Daniel Alarcón( )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson's life is not turning out the way he hoped-until he lands a starring role in a touring revival of The Idiot President, a play by Nelson's hero. Then the real trouble begins. The tour takes Nelson across a landscape he's never seen, which still bears the scars of civil war. With each performance Nelson grows closer to his fellow actors, becoming entangled in their complicated lives until, during one memorable performance, a long-buried betrayal surfaces to force the troupe into chaos
Funny bones : Posada and his day of the dead calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe Posada in this 2016 Sibert winner. -- Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras - skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities - came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe 'Lupe' Posada. Author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity
Give-a-Damn Jones by Bill Pronzini( Recording )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not all the folks who roamed the old west were cowhands, rustlers, or cardsharps, and they certainly weren't all heroes. Give-a-Damn Jones, a free-spirited itinerant typographer, hates his nickname almost as much as the rumors spread about him. He's a kind soul who keeps finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. This time is no different
The story of my teeth by Valeria Luiselli( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of "Highway" Sánchez--bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer--and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico."I was born in Pachuca, the Beautiful Windy City, with four premature teeth and my body completely covered in a very fine coat of fuzz. But I'm grateful for that inauspicious start because ugliness, as my other uncle, Eurípides López Sánchez, was given to saying, is character forming. "Gustavo "Highway" Sánchez Sánchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous," like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences
No one writes to the colonel : and other stories by Gabriel García Márquez( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is known as a masterful storyteller. The stories in this mesmerizing short story collection, written with compassionate realism and wit, depict the disparities of town and village life in South America, of the frightfully poor and outrageously rich, of memories and illusions, and of lost opportunities and present joys
All that followed : a novel by Gabriel Urza( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychologically twisting novel about a politically charged act of violence that echoes through a small Spanish town; a dazzling debut in the tradition of Daniel Alarcon and Mohsin Hamid. It's 2004 in Muriga, a quiet town in Spain's northern Basque Country, a place with more secrets than inhabitants. Five years have passed since the kidnapping and murder of a young local politician-a family man and father-and the town's rhythms have almost returned to normal. But in the aftermath of the Atocha train bombings in Madrid, an act of terrorism that rocked the nation and the world, the townspeople want a reckoning of Muriga's own troubled past: everyone knows who pulled the trigger five years ago, but is the young man now behind bars the only one to blame? All That Followed peels away the layers of a crime complicated by history, love, and betrayal. The accounts of three townspeople in particular-the councilman's beautiful young widow, the teenage radical now in jail for the crime, an
Border child : a novel by Michel Stone( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young lovers Hector and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Hector left Mexico first to secure work and housing. But when Lilia crossed the border with their infant daughter, Alejandra, mother and child were separated, and Alejandra disappeared. Now, four years later, back in their sleepy hometown of Oaxaca, the couple enjoys a semblance of normal life, with a toddler son and another baby on the way. Then they receive an unexpected tip that might lead them to Alejandra, and both agree they must seize this chance, whatever the cost
The Polish boxer by Eduardo Halfon( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grandson tries to make sense of his Polish grandfather's past and the story behind his numbered tattoo; a Serbian classical pianist longs for his forbidden heritage; a Mayan poet is torn between his studies and filial obligations; a striking young Israeli woman seeks answers in Central America; a university professor yearns for knowledge that he can't find in books and discovers something unexpected at a Mark Twain conference. Drawn to what lies beyond the range of reason, they all reach for the beautiful and fleeting, whether through humor, music, poetry, or unspoken words
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Danish prince avenges the murder of his father, the king, by killing his uncle Claudius who murdered the king, usurped the throne, and married Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. Hamlet, considered the most complex of all Shakespeare's characters, examines the fundamental issues of justice, guilt, and death
The trail beyond by Max Brand( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his travels Peter Quince would seek out those with skills he needed and learn from them until he was able to master his teacher. At barely twenty, he had a price on his head for shooting a man in self-defense. As he outsmarted lawmen in five states and territories, the bounty rose to over $100,000. He finally fled to Mexico, but there he would fall into trouble again with a wealthy land baron, a beautiful woman, and a notorious bandit
Spoils by Brian Van Reet( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoils depicts a few short weeks in the lives of three people involved in the war in drastically different ways. Cassandra, an American soldier, is captured from her artillery unit during a firefight and forced to endure a brutal captivity as a POW. Abu al-Hool is a fierce mujahideen, a veteran of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Chechnya, whose power is being eroded by the next wave of super-radicalized jihadists (those brutal enough to behead their prisoners ... and circulate the video to the world). Finally, there is Sleed, a young soldier haunted by the knowledge that he was searching one of Saddam's palaces for a gold-toilet-seat souvenir as his fellow soldiers were ambushed
Faces in the crowd by Valeria Luiselli( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A young translator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence haunts her in the city's subways. And Gilberto Owen, dying in Philadelphia in the 1950s, recalls his heyday decades before; his friendships with Nella Larsen and Federico Garcia Lorca; and the young woman in a red coat he saw in the windows of passing trains. As the voices of the narrators overlap and merge, they drift into one single stream, an elegiac evocation of love and loss
The creed of violence by Boston Teran( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico, 1910. The landscape pulses with the force of the upcoming revolution, an atmosphere rich in opportunity for a criminal such as Rawbone. His fortune arrives across the haze of the Sierra Blanca in the form of a truck loaded with weapons. But Rawbone's plan spins against him, and he soon finds himself at the Mexican-American border and in the hands of the Bureau of Investigation. He is offered a chance for immunity, but only if he agrees to proceed with his scheme to deliver the truck and its goods to the Mexican oil fields while under the command of Agent John Lourdes. Rawbone sees no other option and agrees to the deal--but he fails to recognize the true identity of Agent Lourdes, a man from deep within his past. Set against a backdrop of intrigue and corruption, The Creed of Violence is a saga about the scars of abandonment, the greed of war, and America's history of foreign intervention for the sake of oil
Eldritch tales : a miscellany of the macabre by H. P Lovecraft( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the phenomenal success of Necronomicon, its companion volume brings together Lovecraft's remaining major stories plus his weird poetry, a number of obscure revisions, and some notable nonfiction, including the seminal critical essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature."Gathering together in chronological order the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, this collection includes the entirety of the long-out-of-print collection of thirty-six sonnets "Fungi from Yuggoth." Lovecraft died at the age of forty-seven, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories that changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, as well as the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature here
Love poems by Pablo Neruda( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captivating readers with earthbound images and reveling in a fiery reimagining of the world, Love Poems was mostly written on the island paradise of Capri and embraces the seascapes surrounding the poet and his love, Matilde Urrutia, their waves and shores saturated with a new, yearning eroticism
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Alternative Names
Durán, Armando José.

English (156)

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