Search Results: "Lucia Conversi"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCIA by Andrea di Robilant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"Occasionally tedious, but the author's meticulous attention to personal detail yields compelling historical character sketches."
A well-composed but substance-thin tale of the author's ancestor and the daughter of a great Venetian family. Read full book review >

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LUCIA, LUCIA by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Silly but romantic stuff, written in a state of never-ending swoon."
More like a big, sloppy wet kiss to Greenwich Village than anything as mundane and unromantic as a novel: Trigiani's fourth (after Milk Glass Moon, 2002, etc.) starts off in extremely unpromising territory but thankfully doesn't stick with it for long. Read full book review >

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QUEEN LUCIA by E.F. Benson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"The six Lucia novels form a kind of epic portrait of striving gone mod, and it's good to have them appearing once again."
There is some irony in the fact that Benson, the creator of everything from plays to sober biographies, is best remembered for his series of "Lucia" novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '40s. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Through the worst possible means—his daughter's abduction—a father uncovers a great deal about life and himself in this engrossing work."
A distraught young parent learns a set of valuable lessons by writing letters that his missing child may never read. Read full book review >

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LUCIA AND THE LIGHT by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"In all, a sturdy, satisfying venture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Root's original pourquois tale, Lucia skis up a mountain to find the sun that has abandoned her wintry land. Read full book review >

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PINOCCHIO by Carlo Collodi
by Carlo Collodi, adapted by Elastico srl, illustrated by Lucia Conversi, translated by Lemmy Caution, developed by Elastico srl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2011

"A fine introductory version, condensed to a highlights reel but lively enough to keep even younger audiences entertained. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
Unusually brisk special effects animate this relatively less satiric but equally amusing adaptation of the classic tale. Read full book review >

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THE BELLS OF SANTA LUCIA by Gus Cazzola
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Morgan's broad, soft-edged lines, sunny colors, and bold design are an excellent complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mini-novel of a story set in picturesque time past: Lucinda loves her village's many bells until after her beloved granny, Nonna, dies; Nonna has used a hand bell to call for help, and in her grief Lucinda rejects all bells. Read full book review >

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THE ST. LUCIA ISLAND CLUB by Brent Monahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The mystery poses little challenge for Le Brun (The Manhattan Island Clubs, 2003, etc.) or the reader. But armchair travelers will enjoy the history and lyrical descriptions of St. Lucia, which has become the tourist paradise the planters were hoping for."
A 1910 honeymoon on an exotic island is rudely interrupted by multiple murders. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"A fascinating, enjoyable history, only mired at times by hiccups in the narrative."
Mouat, a member ofthe Council on Foreign Relations and the Academic Council on the United Nations System, presents an insightful if overly long look at the eight United Nations secretaries-general. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Wrenchingly courageous."
In this powerfully affecting memoir, ex-Christian Scientist Greenhouse tells the story of how her parents' fervent adherence to their religion tore the family irrevocably apart. Read full book review >

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BABY JESUS PAWN SHOP by Lucia Orth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A capable, often graceful novel in which the fiction is subservient to and less powerful than the serious political facts."
The suffering of the Filipino people under the tyrannical Marcos regime is the setting for an impossible love affair in this earnest, at times elegant debut. Read full book review >

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NORMAL by Lucia Nevai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1997

"Some of the shorter pieces beg for development, and settle too readily for cynicism and glibness, but the strongest stories here make it clear that Nevai is a real talent with a ready wit and a steady gaze."
The most agreeable pieces in Nevai's second collection (Star Game, 1987) suggests that social workers rush in where angels fear to tread, which is a welcome view in fiction largely concerned with family dysfunction, alcoholism, divorce, and madness—in short, with families who desperately need help. Read full book review >