Search Results: "G.C. Rossi"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 21, 2011

"A fractured, unpolished but chilling record of dark institutional misdeeds."
After being hospitalized as a girl in 1950s Montreal, memoirist Rossi recalls her years spent as an unwilling medical test subject, most likely under a project funded by the CIA. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING MRS. ROSSI by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A tender treatment of loss and recovery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eight-year-old Annie is devastated by the sudden death of her mother. Read full book review >

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THE RAGING SKILLET by Rossi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A humorous and witty chronicle of a woman's pulling-herself-up-by-her-bootstraps rise through the culinary ranks."
How one woman learned to cook and made a name for herself in the catering industry. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOOK OF GRAZIA DEI ROSSI by Jacqueline Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Historical fiction at its best."
The splendor and tumult of the Italian Renaissance live con brio in this page-turning tale of a remarkable young Jewish woman whose love for a Christian nobleman divides her heart and soul. Read full book review >

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INTO THE STILL BLUE by Veronica Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"In spite of the shortcomings, loyal fans will still enjoy the (predictably) happy ending. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
This conclusion to the Under the Never Sky trilogy begins as increasingly destructive electromagnetic Aether storms ravage the landscape. Read full book review >

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APPOINTMENT WITH IL DUCE by Hozy Rossi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Though clumsily farcical in its first half, Rossi's tale succeeds in touching the reader with its melancholy blend of nicely observed domesticity, youthful idealism, art, and love, all amid the indifferent momentum of history."
An attractive debut that begins as a lightly comic biography of the young Beppe Arpino, then gradually accumulates a sober gravity before ending in Arpino's attempt to assassinate the prime minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Inspired, offbeat and mesmerizing. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Debut author Rossi creates a dystopian world in which a teenage girl loses her home but finds truth, love and identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Potential value as a competently written, step-by-step how-to from an apparently experienced insider, but often reads more as a gleeful tell-all from a guy who got away with it."
Using his "9 Golden Rules" of infidelity, Rossi teaches women how to successfully cheat on their significant others. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Supported by a generous sheaf of period portraits, diagrams, prints and patent illustrations, this quick tally of names, techniques and devices is well endowed with reader appeal, though it's not going to stand alone as a source for reports. (glossary, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This latest entry in the Crossroads America series looks back to that fertile period when inventions, from the light bulb to the airplane, from skyscrapers to mass-produced automobiles, significantly changed our country's patterns of work and life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSEGUEST by Agnes Rossi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"A rare accomplishment."
From Granta-award finalist and acclaimed story writer Rossi (Split Skirt, 1994, etc.), a well-orchestrated second novel, consistently probing and upbeat, in which three people get their hearts' desires by willfully transcending suffering and doubt. Read full book review >