Search Results: "Janice M. Del Negro"


BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Teens young and old will enjoy these gothic tales. (Short stories/horror. 12-15)"
A slim volume of seven stories, ranging from shivery to downright chilling, meant to be told or read aloud. Read full book review >

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WILLA AND THE WIND by Janice M. Del Negro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Nonetheless, an enjoyable read-aloud. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A literary retelling of an old Norse tale has Willa confronting the wind after he steals her cornmeal. Read full book review >

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LUCY DOVE by Janice M. Del Negro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

In an original story with Celtic roots, a superstitious laird believes that "a pair of trousers sewn by the light of the full moon in the graveyard of old St. Read full book review >

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DARKNESS FALLS by John M. Del Vecchio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Raw fiction that engages, despite some rough edges and workmanlike prose."
An account of an Italian-American family caught up in contemporary events'school violence, racial clashes, and corporate downsizing—becomes an impassioned wake-up call demanding social change. Read full book review >

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CLAIRE AND THE WATER WISH by Janice Poon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The girls' conflict is horribly banal; coupled with the flimsy mystery and the uninspired art, it makes this a hard sell to even the most dedicated female reader. (craft instructions) (Graphic novel. 9-12)"
Fresh from solving her last crime (Claire and the Bakery Thief, 2008), the bespectacled young sleuth is on the case again. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Despite some predictable plot turns and rather heavy-handed dialogue, the tension among the characters creates a compelling and highly readable novel."
Van Dyck's novel (Finding Frances, 2010, etc.) explores a community of friends who, after 21 years apart, must return to their hometown in order to uncover some dark truths. Read full book review >

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PRAGUE SPRING by David Del Bourgo
Released: April 1, 2009

"Though not entirely convincing, this is blessed with an engaging character and abundant intrigue."
A 1968-era noir crime novel, in which the past comes back to haunt San Francisco police inspector Simon Wolfe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PALINURO OF MEXICO by Fernando del Paso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1996

"Demanding, mandarin, occasionally infuriating: the kind of book you're unlikely to finish the same year you begin it, but quite likely to keep dipping into, perhaps over a lifetime."
Palinuro Of Mexico ($14.95 paperback original; Jul. 15, 1996; 557 pp.; 1-56478-095-3): This intimidating Joycean novel, highly acclaimed when originally published (1977) in Spain, then later in its author's native Mexico and throughout Europe, is actually more commonplace-book than fiction: a rhapsodic celebration of the intricacy of the human body and its possibilities, sung (as it were) by del Paso's polymathic protagonist and narrator. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 19, 1998

"Instead, she offers evidence that some anti-Castro zealots are more than just a little crazy."
In her first book, Boza, who left Cuba as an exile at the age of six, chronicles how international politics and a rigid anticommunist father turned a smart little girl into a neurotic woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2014

"A clearly argued—if sometimes overstated—prophecy about the rise of robots and cyborgs."
Blending hard science and sci-fi, physicist Del Monte (How to Time Travel, 2013, etc.) warns of the implications of strong artificial intelligence machines. Read full book review >

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A GOOD MONTH FOR MURDER by Del Quentin Wilber
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Readable, appealing true crime with an undercurrent of unease at the violence creeping into so many postindustrial 'edge city' communities."
Propulsive account of a hard-charging homicide unit in a high-crime Washington, D.C., suburb. Read full book review >