Search Results: "Gina Ricci"


BOOK REVIEW

SPLISH! SPLASH! SPLOSH! by Gina Ricci
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2011

"It's restrained enough that it may well inspire a few toddlers to take to the puddles themselves after a read or two, and that's not all bad. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
A simple story that reads more as a loosely rhyming poem introduces Sophie and her reluctant cat, Sam, who take to the outdoors, splishing and splashing in puddles galore in order to prove that even a rainy day can be enjoyable if you are with your best friend. Read full book review >

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PERILOUS JUDGMENT by Dennis Ricci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A fast-paced and thought-provoking legal thriller built around the hot-button issue of immigration."
A heroic federal judge will stop at nothing to save the life of his son. Read full book review >

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IN A GLASS HOUSE by Nino Ricci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 1995

"Surprisingly unmoving, despite the vivid portrayal of immigrants adjusting, changing, but never quite abandoning their heritage."
The second in a projected trilogy (The Book of Saints, 1991) celebrating the Italian immigration experiencethis time in a story that seems to circle around, rather than pin down, its young protagonist, now living in Canada. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SAINTS by Nino Ricci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 1991

"A promising, if not ground-breaking, debut."
A quiet but eloquent first novel about the darker side of life in the Italian countryside, but Italian-born Ricci, now living in Canada. Read full book review >

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TESTAMENT by Nino Ricci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2003

"Persuasive evidence that a writer as gifted as Ricci can tackle almost any subject and succeed with it. Better than Mailer, not as good as Crace."
The life of Jesus, most recently fictionalized by Norman Mailer and Jim Crace, now imagined by the Italian-born Canadian author of a highly praised autobiographical trilogy (Where She Has Gone, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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WHERE SHE HAS GONE by Nino Ricci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1998

"An extended work that rivals Pat Barker's much better known WWI trilogy, and a saga of the immigrant experience that is unrivaled in English (and, very likely, Italian)."
This beautifully written, quietly moving story impressively completes Italian-Canadian novelist Ricci's autobiographical trilogy (The Book of Saints, 1991; In a Glass House, 1995). Read full book review >

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UP AND AT ‘EM WITH WINNIE AND ERNST by Gina Freschet
ANIMALS
Released: March 14, 2005

"The humorous situations and amusing illustrations will leave them ready for more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Best pals Winnie and Ernst have each other's back at all times. Read full book review >

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WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Like the TV show it's about, nothing in this novel is as it seems, but the journey to discover the truth is out of this world. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Ten teenagers are launched into "space" to entertain insatiable TV audiences in Damico's satirical novel. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE I WANTED TO BE by Gina Ochsner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2005

"Eleven stories that possess restraint and edge: a powerful combination."
Elegantly unsettling fiction by Flannery O'Connor Award winner Ochsner (The Necessary Grace to Fall, 2002), who charts some strange goings-on within emigrant communities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A comprehensive, passionate, and thought-provoking look through the door into a brave new world in which we may find ourselves before we realize it."
The perfectibility of the human species remains one of the most controversial subjects in science, and Maranto, an award- winning science writer, explains why. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Male readers intrigued by the title may feel misled, for these are not sex kittens but opinionated, articulate, and uninhibited feminists sounding off to each other. (B&w drawings, not seen)"
Freely reconstructed conversations between a feminist sex researcher and women who love sex and love talking about it. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTINGALE by Michael Bedard
adapted by Michael Bedard, illustrated by Regolo Ricci
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1992

"And why not credit the true author on the title page? (He is mentioned on both the verso and the jacket, but LC's main entry is Bedard, which will cause a problem for libraries that care—as they should.) (Picture book. 5-10)"
An elegantly presented edition of a favorite Andersen story with artfully composed paintings, rich in Chinese detail, receding into the background behind vertical bars of text pulled down like golden window shades. Read full book review >