Search Results: "Gregory Conti"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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GREGORY MAGUIRE
by Gregory McNamee

A man of a certain age, bespectacled, dressed in a velvet robe, leather slippers, and Dickens-era nightcap, roams across a vast library whose shelves overflow with books of folktales, children’s literature, stories from all lands. He takes down an armload of books, pores over them, and begins to write a book of his own, one that borrows a lick here ...


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HOW TO BE A NINJA! by Chris  Conti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"'Booyakasha!' Readers can be ninjas just like the heroes on the half shell. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
"It's Turtle Time!" Read full book review >

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THE POWER AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE by Peter Conti-Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Generalists will appreciate Conti-Brown's gentle hand-holding, and specialists will argue over his analytical slant that dispenses with a narrow and legalistic view of what the Fed's all about."
An examination of the origins, evolution, structures, and functions of the American government's most opaque institution. 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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KICKSTART YOUR SUMMER READING WITH THESE MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS
by John DeNardo

Ah, the call of summer. A time of beaches, vacations, and good old-fashioned relaxing. For readers, summer is the start of Serious Reading Season. If you're looking for a good summer read, start with one of these science fiction and fantasy titles, which include weird western adventure, a family with psychic abilities, a creepy and surreal carnival, a shadowy ...


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