Search Results: "Carlo Lucarelli"


BOOK REVIEW

ALMOST BLUE by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"The center does not hold."
Blind shut-in Simone Martini senses excitement, danger, and even colors in the sounds of provincial Bologna. Read full book review >

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CARTE BLANCHE by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2006

"The first volume in a trilogy by noir master Lucarelli (Almost Blue, 2001, etc.) is a smart and stylish crime yarn."
Duplicitous women and political cross-currents challenge a seasoned police detective. Read full book review >

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THE DAMNED SEASON by Carlo Lucarelli
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2007

"The middle entry in Lucarelli's early trilogy (Carte Blanche, 2006, etc.) peppers crime fiction with sharp irony and provocative moral ambiguity."
Crusty Commissario De Luca gets drawn into a murder investigation in spite of himself. Read full book review >

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CARLO LIKES READING by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Though Spanyol mislabels a flying insect 'daddy longlegs,' and an extra, unlabeled spread seems to have been tacked on just to fill out the page count—or to show how well-rounded he is—this debut is bright, well-conceived, and infectiously enthusiastic. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In Carlo the giraffe's world, everything has a label, so reading is a constant, continuing activity. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Pugliese's research is impeccable, though this important work at times demands of nonspecialist readers an uncommon erudition. (14 halftones, 1 line illustration, not seen)"
A scholarly biography of the prominent Italian antifascist intellectual, writer, and activist who was stabbed to death by political assassins in 1937. Read full book review >

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MONTE CARLO MASQUERADES by Monte Renfro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"A delightful, well-designed ride for readers who enjoy a long journey down a road filled with intriguing detours."
A debut mystery novel delivers an opulent historical setting: Monaco in March 1914. Read full book review >

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MAKING MONTE CARLO by Mark Braude
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A well-researched, dramatic rags-to-riches urban tale."
A story of how one city attained spectacular wealth and luxury. Read full book review >

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CARLO LIKES COLORS by Jessica Spanyol
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A great book for color recognition, though you might have to make up your own ending. (Picture book. 2-5)"
After reading and counting, Carlo the cartoon giraffe explores yet another topic with preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY AND CARLO by Marty Rhodes Figley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A pleasing little window into Dickinson's life and an invitation to learn more about the fresh-breathed poet from Amherst. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Emily Dickinson did have a love interest. His name was Carlo. Read full book review >

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IT ALL BEGAN IN MONTE CARLO by Elizabeth Adler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Although her acerbic prose is a welcome diversion, Adler's tell-don't-show moralizing may have unintended consequences: Readers might sympathize more with Kitty than with her smugly entitled jet-setter nemeses."
Another frothy adventure in the South of France, Adler's follow-up to There's Something About St. Tropez (2009). Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN DREAM OF CARLO CHUCHIO by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Though not his strongest, and adding little to his body of work, this may nevertheless please fans looking forward to one last adventure from the late author. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Fourteen-year-old orphan Carlo's daydreaming wreaks havoc in his uncle's warehouse in the port of Magenta. Read full book review >