Search Results: "Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"This gem of a volume offers delightful glimpses of a writer worthy of attention well beyond the university circles that have until now adulated him."
A gathering of fiction and nonfiction pieces by di Lampedusa (18961957), best known as the author of The Leopard, a magnificently dramatic tale closely drawn from the author's own aristocratic world in Sicily at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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THE PROFESSOR AND THE SIREN by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Three entertaining sketches, though mostly of interest to fans of The Leopard."
Three parablelike pieces of short fiction from Lampedusa (1896-1957), best known for The Leopard (1958), his sweeping novel about Sicilian aristocracy. Read full book review >

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DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE AFRAID by Giuseppe Catozzella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Catozzella's novel is both an intimate portrait of a heroic young woman and a disturbing look at the horrors many migrants face today."
A fictionalized account of the tragically brief life of Somali runner Samia Yusuf Omar, who represented her country at the 2008 Olympic Games. Read full book review >

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BORN TWICE by Giuseppe Pontiggia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2002

"This ought to have been a very moving story; instead, it's an opportunity wasted."
A father's experience of raising a son burdened with severe birth defects is, and isn't, the subject of this curiously uninvolving novel, a prizewinner from a popular veteran Italian writer. Read full book review >

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JACKIE AND THE SHADOW SNATCHER by Larry Di Fiori
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

Strongly influenced by classic comics and underground comix alike, this monochrome, graphic novel-style mini-melodrama pits an anxious everylad against a menacing crook with both a tongue-twisting moniker and a gang of dwarfish, masked minions. Read full book review >

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TRUE HOLLYWOOD NOIR by Dina Di Mambro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2013

"Ably captures the sleaze simmering under Hollywood's stars."
Truth is wilder than fiction in this fast-paced journey through 80 years of Hollywood mayhem. Read full book review >

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THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

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ALL SIGNS POINT TO MURDER by Connie di Marco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"It would be great to report that di Marco hits her stride in this sophomore installment. But her failure to connect her plot more closely to her astrological premise leaves her story disappointingly flat."
An astrologer looks to the stars to help her solve the shocking shooting of a friend's sister. Read full book review >

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FRACTAL PAISLEYS by Paul Di Filippo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 1997

"Di Filippo is often adept at twanging the heartstrings of nostalgia, but his brand of humor too often manifests itself as no more than a glassy grin."
Ten tales, 198997, including two previously unpublished, in this second collection, following Ribofunk (1996). Read full book review >

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SUBWAY TO CALIFORNIA by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A subway ride with many stops, almost all of them interesting and entertaining."
A self-confessed "minor poet" and "novelist famous for his obscurity" reflects on his strange, eventful life. Read full book review >

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A VENETIAN AFFAIR by Andrea di Robilant
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Strong potential, poor execution."
An 18th-century affair in Venice revealed in the lovers' myriad letters, some only recently discovered. Read full book review >