Search Results: "John Del Vecchio"


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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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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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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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DARK DELICACIES by Del Howison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Sadly, nothing here goes bump in the night."
Twenty not-very-scary horror stories. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Authentic, no doubt—though hardly what most Italians eat a casa—and it's guaranteed not to duplicate your guests' last dinner out."
Del Conte (The Italian Pantry, 1990), an Italian now living in London, bases this season-by-season dinner-party-menu cookbook on the principle that ``the most important thing when giving a dinner party is a well-balanced menu.'' Arranged Italian-style in separate courses, her meals contain some odd-sounding dishes—a green salad dressed in sour cream; a spinach torta made with orange juice and cookie crumbs and a pairing of three pounds of asparagus with eight fried eggs (for four people), both of which are presented as vegetarian main dishes—and some oddly repetitive offerings: an outdoor summer lunch that has three different kinds of cold frittata as a main course; a main course at a Bolognese feast for 30 consisting of four different pasta dishes; and—a meal that Del Conte says she often serves—an elaborate fish lasagna containing five kinds of seafood and two rich sauces, with another lasagna layered with tomato-meat sauce. Read full book review >

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DIARY OF A GIRL NEXT DOOR by Tania del Rio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"High on pep, low on memorability. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 9-13)"
Riverdale's favorite good girl, Betty Cooper, is reimagined in a Dork Diaries knockoff. Read full book review >

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WARREN THE 13TH AND THE WHISPERING WOODS by Tania del Rio
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Another entry in the 'unfortunate events' genre, kitted out with atmospheric art, unusual book design, and a wonderfully homely protagonist. (Horror. 11-13)"
The world's first ambulatory hotel comes a little too close to a powerful witch's demesne in this sequel to Warren the 13th and the All-Seeing Eye (2015). 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 >