Search Results: "Giorgio Scerbanenco"


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TRAITORS TO ALL by Giorgio Scerbanenco
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"Carrua is right on the money when he tells Lamberti, '[y]ou want to eat up the criminals.' This illegal doctor's righteous fury comes to a head with the most admirable character in the cast facing a long prison term."
After three years in prison for euthanasia, Dr. Duca Lamberti (A Private Venus, 2014) returns to the practice of medicine in an equally unlawful and even more sordid way in this second volume of the noirish Milano Quartet, first published in Italy in 1966. Read full book review >

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A PRIVATE VENUS by Giorgio Scerbanenco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"The first volume in Scerbanenco's Milano Quartet is a blast from the past, a sleek, stripped-down reminder of the fast, brutal days of Continental noir. Sensitive souls will notice that the author's attitude toward the LGBT community has dated in more glaring ways."
A disgraced doctor's ticket to redemption requires him to rescue a young man even more lost than he is in this slice of noir first served in Italy in 1966 and finally translated into English. Read full book review >

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TIME ON MY HANDS by Giorgio Vasta
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deftly plotted though occasionally heavy-handed, as the boys shoulder more symbolic weight than 11-year-olds should."
A political parable that operates on various levels, from suspense to polemic. Read full book review >

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A PIMP'S NOTES by Giorgio Faletti
Released: July 17, 2012

"A savvy lowbrow-highbrow thriller."
A Milanese pimp with a heart of gold is drawn ever-deeper into the city's seedy underworld. Read full book review >

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MY NAME, A LIVING MEMORY by Giorgio van Straten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An elegant account, told with clarity and grace: van Straten's history has a limited scope but should strike a chord with amateur genealogists everywhere."
A fictionalized family history traces the fortunes of the ancestors of Italian novelist van Straten from Rotterdam in 1811 to the present day. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF WHITE SPACES by Giorgio Pressburger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Choices''—is not the mystery of illness and death but the unbearable pathos of a grown child having to leave old parents behind, leaving them to bear their ends alone."
An interestingly old-fashioned kind of book: five tales narrated by fictional European doctors about the mysteries of illness and the body. Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH A NOBLEWOMAN by Régine Pernoud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"This solid and informationally rewarding slice of life makes the Middle Ages vivid for researchers and browsers alike. (maps, photos, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome history opens with an overview of life in France in the 12th and 13th centuries. Read full book review >