Search Results: "A. Kenneth Ciongoli"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"Too many of the essays lack the passion and the lusty good humor that are trademarks of Italian-American culture."
A wide-ranging collection of essays that attempts to define ``the Italian American experience,'' in reaction to the ``too successful'' Godfather films, which ``have held up an image that has obliterated the reality.'' Divided into three sections encompassing personal memoir, Italian-American literature, and ``identity politics,'' the anthology is put together by novelist and critic Parini (Benjamin's Crossing, p. 410, etc.) and Ciongoli, a neurologist and president of the National Italian American Foundation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Like the sedimentary rock that decorates the Southwest's canyon walls—vivid and multilayered. (18 pages illustrations, not seen)"
A rich portrait of a region that has witnessed the earth shift, oceans retreat, peoples destroyed, and its own land dessicated. Read full book review >

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Treacherous Obsession by Kenneth A. Studstill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A quiet story about legal suits that's wholly gratifying with what amounts to fisticuffs, lawyer-style."
A Florida attorney's affair with his client turns dire when he's suddenly facing a grievance and a false accusation of rape in Studstill's (A Nation of Sheep, 2006, etc.) legal thriller.Read full book review >

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"A gentle memoir that captures a poignant time in American history."
A child of the Depression looks back to those penny-pinching days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2004

"A persuasive argument for transcending the fear of impermanence."
Addiction therapist Lucas offers “a summary of what I know about grief, psychotherapy, addiction, physics, and Eastern thought.” Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Nonetheless, for those who have the time, a gripper. (Photographs.)"
Cathedral-sized reconstruction of one year (September 1986- September 1987) in the life of the Catholic Church in America, by free-lance religion-journalist Briggs (National Catholic Reporter, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE BESTSELLER by Kenneth A. Briggs
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A somewhat depressing but knowledgeable account of how the Bible lumbers on in America, not as widely read but still precious to a core of believers."
How the Bible continues a downward slide in use and comprehension in both society and the church. Read full book review >

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KING ARTHUR'S VERY GREAT GRANDSON by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"This is a good choice for reading aloud and for discussing such topics as friendship, aggression and the bravery it takes to change your mind. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On his sixth birthday, Henry Alfred Grummorson, the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandson of Arthur, King of Britain, goes in search of adventure. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A brief conclusion ties the three scenarios together; the small snapshots of working scientists are a welcome inclusion. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 0-15-201802-6 This New England Aquarium book covers some of the scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens working to protect the Hector's dolphin, the yellow-eyed penguin, and the little blue penguin of coastal New Zealand, a "shining example" of conservation and the complex issues which must be balanced. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF DELPHINE by Kenneth Kraegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"As Delphine and Beatrice ride off atop two giraffes, readers of this quiet story will savor their new friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An orphaned servant girl whose singing assuages her loneliness discovers the transformative power of compassion. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH HAMMERHEAD SHARKS by Kenneth Mallory
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Investigating the hammerhead shark for a new IMAX movie, Mallory, of the New England Aquarium, dives with oceanographer Pete Klimley to study hammerheads off the coast of Baja California and with the IMAX crew off the coast of Costa Rica. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROKEN JUSTICE by Kenneth Edelin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An excellent read for anyone who lived through that time, or readers interested in the history of abortion."
Physician Edelin recounts his famous abortion trial in this gripping memoir. Read full book review >