Search Results: "Angelo Ruta"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF JESUS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A brief but thorough introduction to a complex subject. (Religion. 5-10)"
The story of the life of Jesus is retold for school-age children using a small, attractive format that will be popular for the gift market. Read full book review >

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Teller's Tale: The Journals of Esoph by Angelo Verdelli
Released: Jan. 16, 2013

"An exciting, highly readable fantasy adventure that explores life's deep questions."
This pairing of the first two books in Verdelli's planned six-part YA fantasy saga tells of gods, kings and kids from South Portland. Read full book review >

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RUNNING BACK TO LUDIE by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Overall, however, this slender offering packs an honest emotional punch. (Fiction/poetry. 10-15)"
A series of spare, linked poems tell the story of a teenage girl's fleeting reunion with the mother who left her many years ago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 1992

"There is a difference between intelligence and voyeurism'')—but the tone of tolerant amusement removes any sense of urgency; in fact, one might see this study as a subtle apologia for agencies that sometimes defy Congress and act with little control."
Intelligence gathering explained and critiqued by Codevilla (Senior Research Fellow/Hoover Institution). Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Immensely satisfying. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Step right onto the rough streets of the New Orleans French Quarter, circa 1950… Read full book review >

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ROLLER SKATES by Valenti Angelo
Released: Oct. 16, 1936

"An interesting picture of New York 40 odd years ago."
This might be sold as non-fiction as we are told it is autobiographical. Read full book review >

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THE CONVERSATION by Angelo E. Volandes
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A compassionate and informative treatment of a painful subject."
Harvard Medical School researcher Volandes, founder of Advance Care Planning Decisions, draws the curtain aside to reveal the painful realities of dying in a hospital setting. Read full book review >

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Music You Will Never Hear by Angelo J. Kaltsos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 20, 2016

"A compelling account of an American life marked forever by a crime."
Kaltsos (The Boy Who Was Shanghaied, 2014, etc.) explores a dark chapter of his family's history in this memoir.Read full book review >

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WITH OR WITHOUT YOU by Domenica Ruta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A sharp portrayal of recovery from a lifetime of pitfalls and the love that held it all together."
The memoir of the emancipation of a daughter from her drug-dealer, addict mother. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys
Released: March 22, 2011

"Sepetys' flowing prose gently carries readers through the crushing tragedy of this tale that needs telling. (maps, timeline, author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up, adult)"
This bitterly sad, fluidly written historical novel tackles a topic woefully underdiscussed in English-language children's fiction: Joseph Stalin's reign of terror. Read full book review >