Search Results: "Emilio Villalba"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLERS by TouchyBooks S.L.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A weak and uninspired story with lackluster interactivity and animation. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Two kids and a monkey chronicle their rise to rock-stardom. 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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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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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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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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The Stranger's Enigma by Louis Villalba
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2014

"Like his protagonist, Villalba has a vivid imagination; yet the postmodern mix of fantasy and reality is often more bizarre than enlightening."
A successful neurologist's bizarre dreams guide him through a series of personal and professional reversals in Villalba's (The Silver Teacup: Tales of Cadiz, 2012) second book. Dr. Daniel Brandon is a neurologist with a comfortable life, complete with the trappings of success. Read full book review >

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CARLOTA WOULDN'T SAY BOO by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2016

"A tale gently told of finding our inner strengths. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Once upon a short time ago, there was a girl named Carlota who had a unique power: everyone understood her just from her gestures and glances. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"There's real interest, though, in the possibility that Rochester could serve as a paradigm for the restructuring to which IBM publicly committed itself last November. (Two dozen line- cuts.)"
An insiders' exuberant, albeit candid, account of how a backwater outpost in IBM's empire managed to overcome its shortcomings and produce a new family of computers that not only proved a bestseller but also earned its creators a prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Read full book review >

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MANOLITO FOUR-EYES by Elvira Lindo
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Urberuaga's energetic, cartoon-like illustrations add to the hilarity of this import, a classic in its native Spain. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Reminiscent of the hero of René Goscinny's Nicholas (2005), Manolito is a small, unpopular ten-year-old who unwittingly wreaks havoc in his Madrid neighborhood. 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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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 >