Search Results: "Lucia Panzieri"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KINDHEARTED CROCODILE by Lucia Panzieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A paradoxically enjoyable and consternating metafictive read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A postmodern picture book with decidedly antiquated characterization, this Italian import may upend conventional wisdom about crocodiles, but it reinforces gender stereotypes. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BROTHER PUMPKIN HEAD by Lucia Panzieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Ultimately, however, there's little to distinguish this new-baby story from the others crowding the cabbage…err, pumpkin patch. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy joyfully anticipates the birth of a new baby brother in this picture-book import from Italy. 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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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2012

"Emotionally unflinching stories of considerable power, wonder and humor."
A prize-winning poet (and MacArthur Fellow grant recipient) extends her literary mastery with a debut story collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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I'll Be Looking at the Moon by Lucia Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2016

"A sweet story of strength and second chances."
A woman seeks to put her troubled childhood behind her in Barrett's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"No quick fixes suggested here, but a thought-provoking, well-argued examination of the hypocrisy that surrounds America's view of its children, and the tragic consequences of that view."
America, which considers itself a child-centered society, is, according to Hodgson, anything but. Read full book review >

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SERIOUSLY by Lucia Nevai
Released: June 9, 2004

"An earnest fictional effort that, in all, still seems to be searching for what it really wants to be about."
Certain moments have their allure, but most things are familiar in Nevai's (Normal, stories, 1997) tales of small-town gossip, suspicion, and intrigue. Read full book review >

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A WOMAN UNKNOWN by Lucia Graves
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2000

"Poetic, graceful, and full of hard-won knowledge."
A luminous memoir of an unusual life in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"A good supplementary purchase, but with staid-looking art and haphazard organization, it's not going to drift past Helen Roney Sattler's Our Patchwork Planet (1995). (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Despite some evident seams, this case study in plate tectonics is valuable for its unusual approach. Read full book review >

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SHADOW PATRIOTS by Lucia St. Clair Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"Wholly believable, confidently realized, attention-holding historical fiction."
Petticoat espionage in a decidedly stinky, dangerous Old New York. Read full book review >