Search Results: "Christopher Castellani"


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THE ART OF PERSPECTIVE by Christopher Castellani
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A modest, gracefully written meditation on creativity and craft."
A close look at writers' crucial choices. Read full book review >

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ALL THIS TALK OF LOVE by Christopher Castellani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Castellani writes movingly, affectingly of immigrant life, of the dichotomy of cultures, of the persistence of love across generations."
"You have to tend to family like you tend to a garden," writes Castellani (The Saint of Lost Things, 2005, etc.) in his third literary effort. Read full book review >

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THE SAINT OF LOST THINGS by Christopher Castellani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Not exactly a big romantic finish, but those who appreciate clear-eyed, unsentimental fiction will find its realism fresh and moving."
The heroine of A Kiss for Maddalena (2003) grows up a lot in Castellani's second novel. Read full book review >

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A KISS FROM MADDALENA by Christopher Castellani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2003

"Not perfect, but Castellani's faultless reproduction of a distant time and place, his elegant, eloquent prose, and his warm sympathy mark him as a talent to watch."
Lyrical first outing about star-crossed love in southern Italy in the 1940s. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >

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BEING FRANK by Donna W. Earnhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"On-the-mark help for the parents of inadvertently tactless tots. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Frank believes that honesty is the best policy, but is that always the case? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Two teens on a city basketball court start a game of matching each other's shots. Miss five tries and you are out! Read full book review >

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MERWIN by Christopher Hart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Merwin does pull a fast one on the zookeeper by claiming he is Merwin in disguise, giving a small 'what is reality' twist to the story, but it's not enough to elevate it beyond its one-note joke into an entertainment. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Cartoonist and bestselling author of drawing books, Hart's first picture book is goofy all over, but whether or not that is intentional is open to debate. Read full book review >

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STICKMAN ODYSSEY by Christopher Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2011

"A nifty concept that never really quite leaves the conceptual stage. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
This may be a book that's better on the second reading. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The animals, in dignified natural poses, generally occupy the foregrounds in Wormell's deeply shadowed color woodcuts, but even younger viewers should have no trouble following the human story—with or without the formal, all-caps text on each verso. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Printed on creamy stock between heavy purple covers, this majestic rendition of the Christmas story makes a sumptuous gift item. Read full book review >

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THE MARVELLOUS BLUE MOUSE by Christopher Manson
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Good story, well set. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The Lord Mayor has abused his trust: The city is poor, its buildings falling into decay while he squanders its wealth on pretentious follies. Read full book review >