Search Results: "Progetto Rosetta"


BOOK REVIEW

Rosetta by Stephen Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An inventive, entertaining sci-fi tale involving valuable alien secrets."
In this debut novel, humanity colonizes space with the aid of an alien StarDrive found on Mars, left there millennia ago by an extinct race known as the Galactics. Read full book review >

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AESOP'S TALES by Aesop
by Aesop, developed by Progetto Rosetta, adapted by Gerardo Casanova, translated by Emma Hedley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2012

"It's a mess, riddled with typos, botched wording and grating sound cues. The moral here is obvious: The person who fails to steer clear of this app will find much to regret. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Shoddy, sloppy and badly translated, this collection of five fables is as baffling as it is crude. Read full book review >

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ROSETTA, ROSETTA, SIT BY ME! by Linda Walvoord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A nonfiction picture book would have been a better format for this interesting bit of civil rights history so that invented dialogue wouldn't have been necessary. (historical notes, timeline, author's notes, primary and secondary source references) (Fiction. 6-10)"
A small slice of history on a very big plate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Colorful, but adds little to what is already known."
The artifact that provided the key to unlocking Egyptian hieroglyphics gets an account emphasizing the furious conflict it has prompted ever since being discovered in 1799. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TRUCKER'S SONG by Richard Rosetta
Released: June 13, 2006

"Unrelentingly corny and patently absurd."
A serial killer stalks male truckers and musicians after being raped and infected with HIV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER DOOR by Rosetta Loy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Loy's approach is intriguing, but she never fully commits to a narrative voice."
Facist Italy through the eyes of a bourgeois Roman child largely oblivious to the horrors mounting around her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOT CHOCOLATE AT HANSELMANN’S by Rosetta Loy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2003

"A brilliant and genuinely disturbing book."
A skillfully constructed 1995 novel by the much-honored author of The Dust Roads of Monferrato (not reviewed) and the memoir First Word (2000). Read full book review >

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FIRST WORD by Rosetta Loy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2000

"Though there is little in Loy's memoir that can't be found in a dozen other Holocaust autobiographies, the author's elegant and spare prose distinguishes her from the others."
Novelist Rosetta Loy grew up in a sophisticated Catholic family in Italy in the 1930s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Climbing the Rock Within by Jennifer Haig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2014

"Flashes of insight into an unusual psyche enliven an otherwise muddled coming-of-age story."
Haig's debut novel depicts the world as perceived by a young girl with a damaged brain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SHALL BE NEAR TO YOU by Erin Lindsay McCabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Based on often overlooked history, McCabe offers an extraordinary novel, one creating a memorable character through which we relive our national cataclysm."
McCabe's debut novel echoes with the Civil War battlefield's ear-shattering noise and gut-wrenching smells, but its heart is a shining story of enduring love. Read full book review >