Search Results: "Adriana Nodal-Tarafa"


BOOK REVIEW

SCAR by Sara Mesa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2017

"A taut and disturbing tale of inspiration which poses questions about the darker material we draw on for art."
A study in loneliness, attention, and consequences: Sonia meets an admirer online and eventually can't escape his control. 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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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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HAUNTING THE DEEP by Adriana Mather
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A jumble. (Paranormal suspense. 12-16)"
Cotton Mather's umpty-great-granddaughters are back, this time with a Titanic mystery. 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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LUCIA, LUCIA by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Silly but romantic stuff, written in a state of never-ending swoon."
More like a big, sloppy wet kiss to Greenwich Village than anything as mundane and unromantic as a novel: Trigiani's fourth (after Milk Glass Moon, 2002, etc.) starts off in extremely unpromising territory but thankfully doesn't stick with it for long. 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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BRAVA, VALENTINE by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A likable heroine doesn't compensate for a lackluster narrative."
Lukewarm follow-up to Very Valentine (2009). 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 >

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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 >