Search Results: "Enrico Casarosa"


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LA LUNA by Enrico Casarosa
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Rich and lovely to look at, but probably much more evocative as a memory of the animated short rather than a thing in itself. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A Pixar film with an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short is transformed into a picture book with decidedly mixed results. Read full book review >

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ENRICO STARTS SCHOOL by Charlotte Middleton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

A conventional message, served up with unusual simplicity and low-key humor. Read full book review >

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THE WAY BACK by Enrico Palandri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A pale contribution to the literature of expatriate loss and gain."
An expatriate Italian's return home prompts a Proustian recovery of time past in a novel that is a weave of memories: a first US publication for this Italian author. Read full book review >

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Ecce Homo: Jesus the Man by Enrico Nicoló
NON-FICTION

"Requires further argument and explication to convince the reader."
An alternative reading of various New Testament stories about Jesus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A valuable guide for parents and educators that includes tips on choosing a therapist and parenting strategies."
A veteran clinical psychologist contends that there is a "pervasive tendency in our society to medicalize children's behavior" and "shy away from trusting our own ability to decipher the ordinary human meanings, motives and developmental reasons for why children act the way they do." Read full book review >

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JACK FRUSCIANTE HAS LEFT THE BAND by Enrico Brizzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A big seller in Italy, we're told."
Haphazardly punctuated first novel of middle-class Europeen angst that's less about rock 'n' roll, or pubescent love, than about Anglo-American slacker culture and a bunch of dead-end kids who talk the talk and walk the walk because they have nothing better to do. Read full book review >

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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF JOBS by Enrico Moretti
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2012

"A welcome contribution from a newcomer who provides both a different view and balance in addressing one of the country's more profound problems."
A fresh, provocative analysis of the debate on education and employment. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging childhood memoir of World War II."
Lamet offers a tender, highly observant memoir of his boyhood years in Italy during World War II. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF THE LOW LIFES by Enrico Remmert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2004

"Funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly good-natured: a nice romp through the thickets of good and evil. (N.B. Books to Film: The Italian film company RAI Cinema is currently in production with an adaptation of The Ballad of Low Lifes.)"
A caper about a trio of petty grifters in Turin who try to pull off the Big C (Con): second novel but first English translation. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Two of these insider's novels, at least, give fresh impetus to the Carpenter revival."
A re-issue of three Hollywood novels by a West Coast author and screenwriter who died in 1995, following the recent publication of his last novel, Fridays at Enrico's (2014).Read full book review >

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NEW LIVES by Ingo Schulze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2008

"Zaftig."
In his hugely ambitious second novel, German wunderkind Schulze (Simple Stories, 2000, etc.) aims to capture the complexity of East Germans' response to reunification through one man's transition from police state rebel to capitalist entrepreneur. Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT SEA by Claudio Magris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1995

"A poignant portrait of failure and undaunted resilience to continue despite it."
From acclaimed Italian writer Magris (Inferences from a Sabre, 1991, etc.), one of those slender European novels that earnestly explore the meaning of life in exquisitely calibrated prose. Read full book review >