Search Results: "Donald Greco"


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Dracaena Marginata by Donald Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2014

"A unique, emotional novel about lifelong companionship and brutal social injustice."
An intense, uplifting third novel from Greco (Tommy the Quarterback, 2012, etc.) that maps an unlikely friendship as it confronts adulthood, prejudice and the mistreatment of the mentally ill. Read full book review >

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CYRIL THE MANDRILL by Francesca Greco
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"No replacement for the classic, but an acceptable alternative and a small lesson in acceptance of those who are different. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Greco switches species and locale on Leo Lionni's Frederick (1967), but keeps the basic plot. Read full book review >

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NOW AND YESTERDAY by Stephen Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Greco has written a life-affirming yet melancholy, John O'Hara-like analysis of post-baby-boom-meets-millennial-queer Big Apple society."
Greco (Dreadnought, 2009, etc.) slides a slice of American gay culture under the literary microscope. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"A quick, easy read that falls short of expectations."
Greco's (Dreams, 2010) second novel features a young woman in pursuit of answers to a family mystery. Read full book review >

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Hell's Belle by Karen Greco
Released: June 17, 2013

"A refreshing addition to the well-stocked vampire genre."
Another action-packed, supernatural crime-fighting offering from Greco (Bloody Boulevard, 2013). Read full book review >

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THE LADY WITH THE PURPLE HAT by Otilia Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2017

"A breezy, soap opera-style story frothed with equal parts jealousy, vengeance, greed, and glamour."
A melodrama features a scorned wife and her dire desire to end up a grieving widow rather than an embittered ex-spouse. Read full book review >

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SHORTCUT by Donald  Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A breathless tour-de-force for train lovers of any age. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a return to Bigmama's (1991) small Florida community for a second story based on Crews's childhood memories, a group of children walking through a narrow railroad cut have to dive into the brambles when an unexpected train rockets past. Read full book review >

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LENYA by Donald Spoto
Released: May 3, 1989

The first full-dress life of Lotte Lenya reveals with deep warmth a story few biographers could ruin, and Spoto does his best work since 1983's The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"There may be more information here than most readers want, but Sassoon admirably summarizes the famous lady's mysterious past."
On the eve of its 500th anniversary (in 2003), the story of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Read full book review >

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WHEN ANGELS REST by Donald Harington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"Stay More remains an intermittently pleasant place to visit, but it never seems fully real, and you can't imagine yourself, or anyone else, actually living there."
The newest installment in Harington's ongoing chronicle of the Arkansas Ozark community of Stay More (The Choiring of the Trees, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >