Search Results: "John Rizzo"


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COMPANY MAN by John Rizzo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A book from a man who clearly loved his job and, readers conclude, served the agency and his country well."
At the intersection of politics, law and national security—from "protect us at all costs" to "what the hell have you guys been up to, anyway?"—a lawyer's life in the CIA. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF PHINEAS LAKE by James Rizzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2013

"A well-paced, engaging reimagining of antebellum Pennsylvania."
A quick, compelling historical novel with a magical touch. Read full book review >

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MY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS by Suzanne Del Rizzo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2017

"This story of one frightened little boy who finds strength in caring for animals and uses that strength to comfort other kids is an excellent means of explaining a difficult subject to young children. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Sami was feeding his pigeons when his home and his neighborhood were suddenly gone. Read full book review >

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OCEAN ANIMALS by Johnna Rizzo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"A child-friendly invitation to dive in. (glossary, index, picture credits, acknowledgments) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Striking photographs illustrate this collection of marine animals, a sampling of remarkable creatures that live in and around the ocean. Read full book review >

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SKY PIG by Jan L. Coates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"Piggie pipe dreams come to life in this agreeable book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One little piggie dreams of flying…can it really happen? Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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Thank You For the Shoes by Raffaela Marie Rizzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"A heartwarming amalgam of personal fact, fiction, and history."
An affecting tale of an Italian immigrant's struggle to make a life for himself in the United States. Read full book review >

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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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