Search Results: "Gregory Conti"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER DOOR by Rosetta Loy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Loy's approach is intriguing, but she never fully commits to a narrative voice."
Facist Italy through the eyes of a bourgeois Roman child largely oblivious to the horrors mounting around her. Read full book review >

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THE FAULT LINE by Paolo Rumiz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2015

"A richly detailed journey into Europe's dark past and vulnerable present."
An award-winning Italian journalist chronicles his travels along Europe's eastern frontier. Read full book review >

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HOT CHOCOLATE AT HANSELMANN’S by Rosetta Loy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2003

"A brilliant and genuinely disturbing book."
A skillfully constructed 1995 novel by the much-honored author of The Dust Roads of Monferrato (not reviewed) and the memoir First Word (2000). Read full book review >

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FIRST WORD by Rosetta Loy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2000

"Though there is little in Loy's memoir that can't be found in a dozen other Holocaust autobiographies, the author's elegant and spare prose distinguishes her from the others."
Novelist Rosetta Loy grew up in a sophisticated Catholic family in Italy in the 1930s. Read full book review >

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A SOLDIER ON THE SOUTHERN FRONT by Emilio Lussu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Lussu's philosophy of war was born in the days he lived through and wrote about. Like so many soldiers, he was against it, and most readers will be persuaded to agree with him."
The recovered memoir of a brave Italian soldier in World War I. Read full book review >

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GIANT DINOSAURS OF THE JURASSIC by Gregory Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Readers who just can't get enough on the topic will snap this up, but it's one of the banquet's blander courses. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author/illustrator of Feathered Dinosaurs of China (p. 43) looks closer to home, taking young dinophiles back 150 million years and focusing on species discovered in the Rocky Mountains' Morrison Formation. Read full book review >

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DEERE IS RIGHT HERE!  by Gregory Gebhart
Released: March 3, 2017

"A well-designed and likable addition to the hefty field of picture books for young fans of useful heavy machinery and trucks."
John Deere tractors show their multipurpose usefulness in this continuation of a picture-book series for young children. Read full book review >

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GRINGO by Dan “Tito” Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2016

"A fast-paced, thrilling work about navigating the dangerous drug trade."
A drug trafficker recounts his life on the lam in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

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UNHOOKING THE MOON by Gregory Hughes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Rousing adventures on the not-so-mean streets, with heart aplenty. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Two Canadian children take on the Big Apple in this deliciously unlikely, unbridled romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An epilogue, family tree, historical notes, and numerous black-and-white illustrations fill in the rest of her story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Through compelling journal entries, this entry in The Royal Diaries series takes readers back to a time in ancient Egypt when Cleopatra was a 12-year-old princess, traveling to Rome to meet the likes of Caesar, Cicero, and Marc Antony for the first time. Read full book review >

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CYNTHIA GREGORY DANCES SWAN LAKE by Cynthia Gregory
Released: Oct. 25, 1990

One of the great contemporary prima ballerinas describes the tasks and events of a day climaxed by dancing the lead in her favorite ballet. Read full book review >