Search Results: "Julia della Croce"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VEGETARIAN TABLE by Julia della Croce
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Nothing new under the sun."
This initial entry in an international vegetarian series disproves the myth that vegetarian cooking is always light and healthy. Read full book review >

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Aha Moments in the Bible by Della Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 2015

"A serene, all-embracing explication of the ways of modern-day Christianity."
A personal account of finding inspiration in Scripture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1996

"This may be more detailed than Patricia McKissack's shorter Zora Neale Hurston, Writer and Storyteller (1992), but it offers no further insight. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, glossary, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
Yannuzzi (Wilma Mankiller, 1994, not reviewed), awkwardly rehashing information better handled by one of her sources—Mary Lyons's Sorrow's Kitchen (1993)—seldom peeks below the surface of Hurston's checkered literary career and notably unstable private life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Newcomer Yannuzzi offers a fine biography of an amazing woman who, despite constant health troubles and harsh discrimination, leads the Cherokee nation toward an increasingly hopeful future. (Chronology; notes; further reading; index; b&w photos) (Biography. 11+)"
Chief Wilma Mankiller was born a Tahlequah, Okla., farm girl in 1945. Read full book review >

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"Della Valle has come a long way, and his story is heartfelt; the flat, lackluster delivery, however, is ultimately a barrier to passion and conviction."
Gloomy, by-the-numbers memoir of a recovering substance abuser. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"In one of her more controversial essays, 'Discussing the Undiscussable,' Croce declares, 'Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love.' The library of anyone who shares this view is incomplete without her book."
This scintillating collection, comprising 109 of Croce's dance essays and reviews published in the New Yorker during the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, presents a riveting three-decade panorama of Amerca's love affair with the terpsichorean arts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWATCH by Julia Denos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"For color wranglers and windblown spirits everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Swatch is a color whisperer. Read full book review >

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DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? Read full book review >

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I GOT A NAME by Ingrid Croce
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A deeply candid look into the life and times of a talented artist."
Jim Croce's widow finally opens up about living, loving and making music with her late pop-star husband. Read full book review >

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LICENSE TO QUILL by Jacopo della Quercia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Add bull-baiting, human sacrifice, gruesome executions, and an epic London street battle, and what results is an erudite tour de force."
Once more into the breech with quirky historical fiction: della Quercia (The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy, 2014) turns the Gunpowder Plot into a stage for Will Shakespeare to assume the role of a 17th-century James Bond.Read full book review >