Search Results: "Jo Piazza"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 18, 2017

"Newlyweds and couples looking to jump-start a foundering relationship will find Piazza's analysis of marriage useful, amusing, and engaging."
How women from different cultures handle the complexities of marriage. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"It's rarely pretty, but Piazza ably demonstrates the celebrity machine's remarkable efficiency in getting us to give it our money."
Entertainment journalist Piazza dissects the industrialization of fame in the age of celebrity. Read full book review >

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IF NUNS RULED THE WORLD by Jo Piazza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Entertaining essays on the inspiring work various sisters are accomplishing in the world."
How a group of sisters is making changes in the world. Read full book review >

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THE KNOCKOFF by Lucy Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Sykes and Piazza must be connected with most of Hollywood on social media; it won't be long before this story moves off the page."
The glamorous world of fashion is met with a tech invasion in this satirical novel by fashion editor Sykes and editor/journalist Piazza (Love Rehab, 2014, etc.) Read full book review >

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FITNESS JUNKIE by Lucy Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"You'll breeze through this one like you would a Saturday spin class with the most fabulous playlist and the promise of brunch cocktails after."
Unofficial rule of the New York fashion industry: if you must buy the bruffin, you absolutely cannot be seen eating said bruffin. Read full book review >

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BLUES UP AND DOWN by Tom Piazza
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"In fact, it is too slight a framework to call a book."
Piazza, whose short-story collection Blues and Trouble (1996) won the Michener Prize, looks again at his favorite music in this collection of occasional pieces. Read full book review >

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BLUES AND TROUBLE by Tom Piazza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The desire for a brand-new start, the celebration of rootlessness, the coastal drifting: Piazza's American dreaming is lyrical and hard-earned, full of the kind of details and emotional realism that resonate long after you put the book down."
There's nothing arbitrary about Piazza's debut collection of 12 stories, arranged in imitation of a standard 12-bar blues. Read full book review >

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A Murder Amongst Angels by Tony Piazza
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 16, 2013

"A sentimental caper that mostly follows the genre formula, with a few refreshingly original flourishes."
Los Angeles detective Tom Loganinvestigates the death of a troubled movie starlet in this sequel, his second noir set during Hollywood's golden age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A grab bag, but a devil of a good one for the most part."
Diverse work about roots and catastrophe by the gifted essayist and novelist. Read full book review >

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MY COLD WAR by Tom Piazza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Intelligent, sharply observed, often very funny—the portraits of various trendy academics are a scream—but never gets beyond generic Baby Boomer angst."
Michener Award-winning storywriter author Piazza (Blues and Trouble, 1996) delineates a historian's midlife crisis in his first novel, recipient of the Faulkner Society Medal. Read full book review >

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CITY OF REFUGE by Tom Piazza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"The struggles of the two families depicted are not always well balanced, but Piazza's writing is so fresh and vital readers will feel, all over again, the outrage at the abandonment of this beloved city."
Piazza follows the cultural history of his adopted city (Why New Orleans Matters, 2005, etc.) with this powerfully empathetic second novel about Katrina's impact in 2005. Read full book review >

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LONG SHOT by Mike Piazza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A superior ballplayer, still a work-in-progress as a human being."
Arguably the game's greatest offensive catcher recounts his controversial career. Read full book review >