Search Results: "John Del Vecchio"


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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A highly useful companion to making financial decisions, though not for the innumerate or the casual investor."
Densely structured handbook, full of subheads and tables and big numbers, on how to structure a portfolio. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Expertly crafted parenting advice that advocates gentleness and presence above all else."
Family therapist, health and wellness executive, and writer Dolan-Del Vecchio (The Pet Loss Companion, 2013, etc.) offers common-sense parenting advice. Read full book review >

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DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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PORTO VECCHIO by Richard J. Bara
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Excellent dialogue, a beautiful story of male love and a thrilling adventure."
Bara weaves a captivating story of intrigue and love in the French island of Corsica. Read full book review >

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BetterNot! And the Tale of Bratsville by Gene Del Vecchio
Released: June 18, 2015

"A tale of funny behavior modification for the kindergarten set."
An eerie purple creature teaches a town of rude children an important lesson in this fantastical children's book. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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VISTA DEL MAR by Neal Snidow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"A subtly poignant and lyrical memoir."
An English teacher's debut memoir about how a return to his childhood home in Southern California developed into an unexpected—and unexpectedly profound—excavation of his past. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2013

"An adventurously presented story that doesn't quite have the adventure to match."
Three lifelong friends journey from 1960s Lima, Peru, to Holland in this structurally inventive Spanish-language debut novel. Read full book review >

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TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Sylvia Iparraguirre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A brilliant parable of colonialism rampant, and one of the best Latin American novels of recent years."
The powerful story of Jemmy Button—the Yamana Indian brought in 1829 to England (to be "civilized") by explorer Robert Fitzroy (previously related both in fiction and in Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle)—is retold with impressive narrative sweep and empathy in this multiple prizewinner from a well-known Argentinean dissident writer. Read full book review >

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EL PASO DEL NORTE by Richard Yañez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Solidly written: tales that are at their best when giving glimmers of transcendence."
With a quiet grace and the gravity of those whose lives are permanently on the edge, the characters in Yañez's debut collection (seven of eight stories published previously) offer an unvarnished look at Chicano life. Read full book review >

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TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Period photographs and drawings are especially appealing. (map, index, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Intrepid adventurer Lourie (On the Trail of Lewis and Clark, not reviewed, etc.), who's explored everything from the Amazon to the Yukon, with the Hudson and Mississippi thrown in for good measure, travels to the island of Tierra del Fuego recounting adventures of Magellan, Charles Darwin, and turn-of-the-century world traveler, Joshua Slocum. Read full book review >