Search Results: "Emilio Salgari"


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THE BLACK CORSAIR by Emilio Salgari
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A true page-turner and classic adventure story, Salgari's tale of exotica is a welcome diversion."
A high-seas tale of plucky buccaneers, savage Spanish colonialism and the most fearsome captain of the Caribbean, translated into English. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTEEN SISTERS OF EMILIO MONTEZ O'BRIEN by Oscar Hijuelos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1993

"Fat but flat."
Hijuelos's fluency—whether seamlessly singing the sad ballad of a family harrowed by madness and displacement in his first novel, Our House in the Last World (1985), or the slightly happier, warmer, more infectious up-tempo one of the Pulitzer-winning The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (1989)—is his signature, and here he gives it a very, very long solo in a family chronicle that follows a huge Irish-Cuban family across the span of a century. Read full book review >

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BILLY BRAZIL by Emilio DeGrazia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Powerful and haunting—a work of great integrity."
An English professor's encounter with a schizophrenic student forces him to reconsider what it means to be human—in an absorbing first novel by the author of the story collection Enemy Country (1984). Read full book review >

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GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER by Emilio Bernal Labrada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"An uneven attempt to retell recent American history that offers nothing new."
A historical novel of political intrigue, murder, sex, betrayal and American assassinations of the 1960s. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS by Paolo Emilio Taviani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A solid, well-written (and well-translated) account in which the man steps free of the research, complete with aspirations and appetites. (Ten full-color maps—not seen.)"
Vital and knowledgeable biography of the noted son of a Genoese weaver, distilled from a four-volume work (Cristoforo Colombo) by Taviani, president of the Italian Senate. Read full book review >

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PAPER BIRD by Arcadio Lobato
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"An upbeat, charming fable from Lobato (Just One Wish, not reviewed, etc.), pervaded by an infectious sense of joy. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Whimsical, cartoonish color illustrations set the scene in a Renaissance-like European town, full of stone towers and red- roofed quadrangles. Read full book review >

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A SOLDIER ON THE SOUTHERN FRONT by Emilio Lussu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Lussu's philosophy of war was born in the days he lived through and wrote about. Like so many soldiers, he was against it, and most readers will be persuaded to agree with him."
The recovered memoir of a brave Italian soldier in World War I. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SOUNDS by Javier Sobrino
by Javier Sobrino, illustrated by Emilio Urberuaga, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Bedtime desires are gently portrayed and gathered up until it is indeed sleepy-time in this cuddlesome import. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The animals of the rain forest settle down for sleep, but they are disturbed by the sounds of the night in this cumulative story. Read full book review >

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STANLEY KUBRICK AND ME by Emilio D'Alessandro
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"As good an insider's view of middle- to late-period Kubrick as there is."
A fly-on-the-wall view of the movie business as conducted by a highly eccentric director. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Shedding light on the creation of a unique family and an American acting dynasty, this book is certain to become a Father's Day gift staple for West Wing and Repo Man fans alike."
The patriarch and scion of one of America's best-known acting families take turns sharing the stories of their lives, careers and relationship. Read full book review >