Search Results: "Louis Toscano"


BOOK REVIEW

MARY BLOOM by Louis Toscano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An often engaging but overlong mystery."
In Toscano's (TripleCross, 1990) debut mystery, a reporter investigates the death of a woman who may have had ties to Cuban revolutionaries—and John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

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PAPA’S PASTRIES by Charles Toscano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Overall, Christian charity receives a gentle endorsement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The golden rule gets the spotlight in this tale of selflessness. 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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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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N by Louis Edwards
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1997

"Edwards brilliantly deconstructs the language of race in America, a country and culture he celebrates for its invigorating mix, much like this smart and genre-bending book. (Author tour)"
Edwards's second novel (after Ten Seconds, 1991), a tragic romance with less mystery than the title promises, plays with the conventions of genre literature in order to tell a more profound tale of race, sex, and the meaning of identity in America. Read full book review >

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FALSE GODS by Louis Auchincloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"This may not be a major addition to the author's oeuvre, but it's an always welcome message, delivered with grace and elegance."
The title of Auchincloss's latest fiction is a variation on his Golden Calves (1988), but his moral sensibility remains the same—an insider's understanding of the sins and vanities of upper- class Manhattanites. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE GREAT SNOW MOUNTAINS by Louis L’Amour
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1999

"A master storyteller only whets the appetite for his next three volumes."
Superb stylist L'Amour returns (End of the Drive, 1997, etc.), albeit posthumously, with ten stories never seen before in book form—and narrated in his usual hard-edged, close-cropped sentences, jutting up from under fierce blue skies. Read full book review >

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MISTLER'S EXIT by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Begley's fifth (About Schmidt, 1996; As Max Saw It, 1994, etc.) is the tale of a master of finance—advertising, actually—who faces terminal cancer with the same stiff upper lip and commanding refinement that led him through his not- always-appealing life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"As a bonus, Jacobs supplies a razor-sharp explanation of how a paleontologist sniffs out fossils and then constructs a science from the brittle bits. (The 42 b&w illustrations—of a quizzical-looking turtle, a spinosaurus gulping down a lungfish, etc.—are uniformly superb.)"
A literate, laid-back account of fossil hunting in Africa. Read full book review >

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MATTERS OF HONOR by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2007

"Despite a suicide and a near-fatal beating, this is a generally anemic novel from Begley (Shipwreck, 2003, etc.)."
The professional success and personal setbacks of a Harvard-educated, Polish-American Jew, as seen by his best friend. Read full book review >

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KILL AND BE KILLED by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Begley has written plenty of better novels than this, and there are plenty of authors who write novels like this better."
The second in a series of suspense novels featuring a war hero-turned-bestselling novelist who prefers to exact justice through lethal rather than legal means. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A welcome addition to the little-explored field of African- American radio. (Sixteen pages of photographs.)"
A light and lively history of WDIA, the country's first all- black radio station. Read full book review >