Search Results: "Giovanni Rebora"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Nicely balancing recent encyclopedic treatments such as the Cambridge World History of Food, Rebora's slender volume should be of interest to foodies, cookbook collectors, and historians alike."
A lively stroll through (mostly southern) European culinary history. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING DON GIOVANNI by Anthony Rudel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting speculation done clumsily in broad strokes."
Mozart puts the finishing touches on Don Giovanni with a little help from his friends—an idea that outshines the execution of it in a historical from the son of opera conductor Julius Rudel. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO SAN GIOVANNI by Italo Calvino
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"For the title piece and the one on Fellini, indispensable; the rest isn't memorable."
Precious little unpublished Calvino (1923-85) remains, and this is some: five slender pieces. Read full book review >

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TOWER OF BABEL by A.S. Gadot
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Rebora's bright illustrations, reminiscent of Melissa Sweet's, add humor to this retelling of how and why God created the world's numerous races and tongues, but they won't fill the narrative gaps. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The familiar biblical tale is given a sassy, contemporary voice that leads to a perplexing, implied conclusion. Read full book review >

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RACISM 101 by Nikki Giovanni
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Unfortunately, though, without the cutting edge consistently applied, these views of society and culture tend to ramble and reminisce more than drive the point home, leaving a favorable—but less than lasting—impression."
From bestselling poet Giovanni, recently appointed professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic: over two dozen short essays, personal and political, on topics ranging from Spike Lee's Malcolm X to matters of family and friends While working primarily in the public realm by writing about various aspects of American life as she has encountered them in the past few years, Giovanni also leaves room for more intimate ruminations: on moving to Virginia; on the vagaries of teaching poetry; or on the significance of buying a candy-red sports car. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL BOX by Giovanni Raccuglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A deft novel about philosophy and the cutting edge of medicine."
In thisdebut novel, a cancer researcher tackles difficult ethical issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Science and anecdote intertwine in this close examination of the bonds that bind humans together."
How and why intimacy is important in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2014

"An enjoyable illumination of 'that most private and shadowy territory, our emotions.'"
A molecular biologist offers a meditation on the different ways in which we can know ourselves. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"An important work to handsell, booktalk and embrace. (foreword, lyrics, biographical notes, bibliography/source notes, recommended recordings, indexes) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Giovanni's slim, personal exploration of the historical underpinnings of the spirituals presents a unique perspective on a topic rarely examined in young-adult literature. Read full book review >