Search Results: "Jacopo della Quercia"


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LICENSE TO QUILL by Jacopo della Quercia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Add bull-baiting, human sacrifice, gruesome executions, and an epic London street battle, and what results is an erudite tour de force."
Once more into the breech with quirky historical fiction: della Quercia (The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, 2014) turns the Gunpowder Plot into a stage for Will Shakespeare to assume the role of a 17th-century James Bond.Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ABRAHAM LINCOLN POCKET WATCH CONSPIRACY by Jacopo della Quercia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A good-fun entry point into the world of steampunk."
In his fiction debut, della Quercia imaginatively steampunks a worldwide conspiracy confronting President William Howard Taft, a crisis that threatens the U.S. Read full book review >

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Aha Moments in the Bible by Della Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A serene, all-embracing explication of the ways of modern-day Christianity."
A personal account of finding inspiration in Scripture. Read full book review >

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THE VEGETARIAN TABLE by Julia della Croce
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Nothing new under the sun."
This initial entry in an international vegetarian series disproves the myth that vegetarian cooking is always light and healthy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"This may be more detailed than Patricia McKissack's shorter Zora Neale Hurston, Writer and Storyteller (1992), but it offers no further insight. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
Yannuzzi (Wilma Mankiller, 1994, not reviewed), awkwardly rehashing information better handled by one of her sources—Mary Lyons's Sorrow's Kitchen (1993)—seldom peeks below the surface of Hurston's checkered literary career and notably unstable private life. Read full book review >

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TALES OF EVA AND LUCAS by Delia Berlin
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An absorbing, educational book for adults to read to their children or for young readers to peruse on their own."
This Spanish-English picture book soars with three charming tales about the day-to-day adventures of two avian friends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Newcomer Yannuzzi offers a fine biography of an amazing woman who, despite constant health troubles and harsh discrimination, leads the Cherokee nation toward an increasingly hopeful future. (Chronology; notes; further reading; index; b&w photos) (Biography. 11+)"
Chief Wilma Mankiller was born a Tahlequah, Okla., farm girl in 1945. Read full book review >

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"Della Valle has come a long way, and his story is heartfelt; the flat, lackluster delivery, however, is ultimately a barrier to passion and conviction."
Gloomy, by-the-numbers memoir of a recovering substance abuser. Read full book review >

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THE TIBER AFIRE by Fabio Della Seta
Released: June 1, 1991

"Della Seta's formal and rather distant narration (he writes in the third person) gives a novelistic quality to the story, profound in its pathos and depth."
A quiet, leisurely, and moving account of Jewish life in Rome during WW II. Read full book review >

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GONZO GIRL by Cheryl Della Pietra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"A novel that shows our nation's path from refreshing nonconformity to end-times careerism."
This autobiographical novel about a year spent as Hunter S. Thompson's personal assistant contains crazy highs (of course) and many dismal lows. Read full book review >

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THE PATUA PINOCCHIO by Carlo Collodi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"A thought-provoking if not particularly successful experiment. (afterword) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Illustrations done in a style indigenous to West Bengal test the universality of Collodi's classic puppet-to-boy tale. Read full book review >