Search Results: "Louis Ferrante"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2011

"Punctuated with the dark humor you'd expect from a graduate of the streets, a thoughtful treatise with implications far outside the boardroom."
A veteran mobster who walked away from "The Life" with his head held high offers road-tested life lessons that served him well inside and outside La Cosa Nostra. Read full book review >

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UNLOCKED by Louis Ferrante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A readable but not particularly resonant tale of redemption."
According to mobster-turned-Orthodox-Jew Ferrante, the book is mightier than the gun. Read full book review >

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FRANTUMAGLIA by Elena Ferrante
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Not a good entrance point for readers unfamiliar with the author's work, but devotees will surely pore over the bits and pieces in an effort to arrive one step closer at understanding the phenomenon that is Ferrante fever."
An assemblage of correspondence and interviews provides Ferrante-curious readers with a look into the mind and methods of the reclusive author. Read full book review >

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THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Ferrante's lucid rendering of Lila's and Elena's entwined yet discrete lives illustrates both that the personal is political and that novels of ideas can compel as much as their lighter-weight counterparts."
This third volume of the Neopolitan trilogy continues to chronicle the turbulent lives of longtime friends Lila and Elena, as begun in the enigmatic Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend (2012) and The Story of a New Name (2013). Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The enigmatic Ferrante, whose identity remains the subject of international literary gossip, has created a mythic portrait of a female friendship in the chthonian world of postwar Naples."
Inexorable seismic changes—in society and in the lives of two female friends—mark the final volume of Ferrante's Neapolitan series. Read full book review >

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THE LOST DAUGHTER by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Does little to illuminate a familiar conflict."
In this latest from the pseudonymous Italian Ferrante (Troubling Love, 2006, etc.), a middle-aged woman spends her summer vacation meditating about motherhood. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Admirers of Ferrante's work will eagerly await the third volume."
Roman à clef by the reclusive author who writes under the name Elena Ferrante (The Lost Daughter, 2008, etc.): a beautifully written portrait of a sometimes difficult friendship. Read full book review >

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HUG IT OUT! by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"It's not a complex story, but it's a wise one that shows through a specific example how siblings get along, even when they often don't. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The push and literal pull (usually hair) of sibling rivalry is explored in a direct and comically knowing way in animator Thomas' debut picture book. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LUCIE’S DIARY by Louis Pfanner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Included in the end pages are instructions for readers on how to make their own mouse-sized felt hats. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This quiet homespun tale recounts a handful of days in the life of Little Lucie, a white mouse, as recorded in her diary. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A strong case for innovation, with supporting methodology that will appeal to executives in the risk-averse, regulation-bound industry."
Ferrante-Schepis and Maddock's provocatively titled debut looks at the need for innovation in the deeply conservative insurance industry. Read full book review >

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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE by Louis Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A pleasant if somewhat misleading invitation for armchair and lap-sitting travelers. (index) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
To meet the animals who live there, a young boy travels to different habitats around the world, including his own backyard. Read full book review >

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THE BEACH AT NIGHT by Elena Ferrante
by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Mara Cerri, translated by Ann Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"For Ferrante's adult fans who are longing for occasional pictures to accompany her words. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A once-favored doll abandoned at the beach anguishes at her fate. Read full book review >