Search Results: "Joseph Di Prisco"


BOOK REVIEW

SUN CITY by Joseph Di Prisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2002

"Red-hot at the start, but the story-within-a-story has a different pace and mood, and ultimately takes the upper hand—a change not entirely welcome."
Smart though uneven noirish confection from poet, nonfiction author, and novelist Di Prisco (Confessions of Brother Eli, not reviewed): a tale of two gamblers, one an ace at blackjack and too sharp for his own good, the other a loser who gets lucky—but both unlucky in love. Read full book review >

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THE POPE OF BROOKLYN by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Despite some solipsistic meandering, a deft, amusing, and tough memoir."
A literary son traces his fugitive father in a pulpy yet cerebral memoir. Read full book review >

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THE ALZHAMMER by Joseph Di Prisco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Lively but broad and overcaffeinated."
Di Prisco's latest is part Mafia thriller, part comic farce, part lament about the anguish of dementia—and all hyperkinetic. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY TO CALIFORNIA by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A subway ride with many stops, almost all of them interesting and entertaining."
A self-confessed "minor poet" and "novelist famous for his obscurity" reflects on his strange, eventful life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"'Parenting is not a science; it's an art': the authors avoid smug formulae and write in a colloquial, jargon-free style."
A lively, wise, and user-friendly translation of bewildering teen-aged behavior. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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DOCTOR ME DI CIN by Roberto Piumini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A delightful amusement with lovely and evocative artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Despite his eponymous name, a wise doctor tricks a sick prince into curing himself without herbs or medications. Read full book review >

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DI AND I by Peter Lefcourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A fun romp, but the humor is sometimes forced, and the book is ultimately more silly than entertaining."
Screenwriter and novelist Lefcourt (The Dreyfus Affair, 1992, etc.) returns with a bizarre comedy in which the Princess of Wales and a Hollywood screenwriter fall in love and open a McDonald's restaurant in California. Read full book review >

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COUSIN JOSEPH by Jules Feiffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2016

"Expertly off-kilter."
In this prequel to his graphic novel, Kill My Mother (2014), Feiffer delivers another noir fever dream, sending America right to the top of the flagpole with a hard-boiled, lyrical punch of immigrant stories, labor relations, and the almighty dollar. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH FIPPS by Nadine Robert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2014

"A stormy clash between parent and child ends with sunshine and bird song. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A 5-year-old "all filled up with feelings" dreams of wings and walruses in this ruminative import. Read full book review >