Search Results: "Anne Milano Appel"


BOOK REVIEW

LIKE FAMILY by Paolo Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A lovely remembrance played in a minor key."
In this minimalist elegy, a man mourns the death of his family's accidental matriarch. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN BODY by Paolo Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"As the title suggests, the book is less about military heroism than the devastating human impact of combat. Well-observed and compassionate, this is a memorable look at imperfect people in extreme circumstances."
Giordano's (The Solitude of Prime Numbers, 2010) unorthodox Afghanistan war novel is short on action but rich in psychological insight.Read full book review >

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BLAMELESS by Claudio Magris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Like war itself, this novel reveals its ineffable mysteries though it resists being understood too easily."
Through an accumulation of devastating details, an Italian novel made up of stories within stories reveals truths about World War II and its aftermath that many (in the novel as well as in real life) would prefer to keep buried. Read full book review >

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THEORY OF SHADOWS by Paolo Maurensig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A pleasure for fans of literary mystery—and of chess as well."
Furst meets Nabokov: an atmospheric blend of historical fact and detective-tale speculation against the backdrop of international chess. Read full book review >

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THREE LIGHT-YEARS by Andrea Canobbio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"An affecting depiction of the urgency of love and the inherent madness that so often comes with it."
Love, time and regret underpin this complicated story of love between two emotionally cautious doctors in modern-day Italy. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF JOY by Goliarda Sapienza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"Though long and sometimes slow moving, the book has considerable merit, particularly for students of women's literature of the past century."
An epic tale of Italian life in the 20th century, as seen through the eyes of an indomitable woman. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE by Vito Bruschini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"A complex, informed and intelligent saga mating Rich Man, Poor Man and The Godfather."
In this expansive historical epic, Bruschini traces the Mafia's origins in Sicily's feudal society. Read full book review >

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THE MOSAIC CRIMES by Giulio Leoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Readers will be either charmed or irritated by debut novelist Leoni's characterization of the poet as a cranky, sometimes obtuse genius. The mystery itself is a bit too abstract to be compelling."
In his second day on the job as prior of Florence, poet Dante Alighieri has no doubt that he can investigate the suspicious death of an architect in the middle of a great project. Read full book review >

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HEAD ABOVE WATER by Stefano Bortolussi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Very deftly handled: Italian poet Bortolussi's debut has a light touch that keeps Cardo from taking himself too seriously—and thereby keeps all of this from veering into a swamp of sentimentality and self-absorption."
Middle-aged writer awkwardly attempts to make peace with his past—and grow up while he's at it. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PINSTRIPE PRIDE by Marty Appel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An enormous home run. (foreword, statistics, reading list, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
The action-packed saga of the New York Yankees is recounted for young readers by an author who knows the team well. Read full book review >