Search Results: "Adriana Cerrotti"


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BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT by Adriana  Cerrotti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Sly might be considered beautiful, but this app is anything but. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
This day in the life of a dog is sunk by substandard writing. Read full book review >

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THE VENICE ADRIANA by Ethan Mordden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"But all of this only serves to underline Mark's own lack of color or life: He fails in his mission in more ways than one, proving a too-pallid narrator for an otherwise gaudy tale."
Few events in life are more apt to be lathered in melodrama than those surrounding a diva in decline, but veteran gay writer Mordden (Some Men Are Lookers, 1997, etc.) offers both more and less by coupling opera with the good life in Venice as seen by an innocent young American on the cusp of his sexual awakening. Read full book review >

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VIOLA IN REEL LIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping, though, that successors in the series treat its audience with a bit more respect. (Fiction. YA)"
Popular adult author Trigiani's (Very Valentine, 2009, etc.) first young adult novel is a quick read. Read full book review >

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BIG STONE GAP by Adriana Trigiani
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2000

"The Dukes of Hazzard written as if it were a homiletic drama. (First printing of 150,000; author tour)"
An irritatingly hokey, inept attempt to invade Fannie Flagg territory. Read full book review >

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ROCOCO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2005

"Reams of furnishings detail and messy family histrionics."
Kitschy, quaintly amusing Italian-American saga from Trigiani (Lucia, Lucia, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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UNDER HER SKIN by Adriana Anders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An incredibly sexy, heartbreaking, and intense romantic debut."
In small-town Virginia, a woman trying to erase her abusive past falls for a towering, reclusive blacksmith with secrets of his own. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HANG A WITCH by Adriana Mather
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 26, 2016

"Pure contrivance—nothing more. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
When Cotton Mather's lineal descendant, several generations along, moves to modern-day Salem, Massachusetts, she triggers a curse that's been in effect since 1692. Read full book review >

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THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Fans of Trigiani's Valentine books will find plenty of fodder here."
The third in a trilogy about the life of Valentine Roncalli. Read full book review >

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VERY VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Things may not work out perfectly for Valentine in this first installment, but Trigiani (Home to Big Stone Gap, 2006, etc.) offers plenty of reasons to stick around for part two."
Food, shoes and romance feature prominently in this zesty novel of an Italian-American family, the first in a planned trilogy following the life of Valentine Roncalli. Read full book review >

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KISS CARLO by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"A delightfully sprawling comedy full of extended families, in all their cocooning warmth and suffocating expectations."
Calla Borelli inherited her love of the theater from her father, Sam, but directing only Shakespeare plays in 1949 might spell the end of her beloved Borelli theater. Read full book review >

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ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A heartwarming tale of women's lives behind the movies."
A novice nun suddenly finds herself dismissed from her convent and swept up into the heady world of Hollywood's golden age. Read full book review >

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THE SHOEMAKER'S WIFE by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"A long list of life events, without the emotional depth to draw readers in."
Despite its girth, Trigiani's latest saga of Italian life lies flat on the page. Read full book review >