Search Results: "Lucia Perillo"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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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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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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 >

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TO FLY by Lucia Scuderi
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Repeated folding will put a strain on this book in an institutional setting, but the humor of the birds' expressions and the bold and stylized art easily recommend this for the board-book set. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An extremely brief text describes the comical adventures of baby birds learning to fly, while several fold-out pages dramatize the action. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"While there is little new here, this is a non-threatening additional purchase for the dinosaur set. (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
An introduction to dinosaurs for younger readers, this Stage 1 "Lets-Read-And-Find-Out Science" title describes big and little dinosaurs from Diplodocus, "one of the biggest," to Mussaurus, only as large as a baby-bird when hatched. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR TRACKS by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A make-your-own fossil activity is appended to the text, but there is no glossary or pronunciation guide that might also help the intended reader. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Starting from a child's experience of leaving footprints in sand or mud, an experienced author-illustrator pair introduces young readers to the work of ichnologists studying fossilized dinosaur tracks. Read full book review >

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THE BOSSY GALLITO by Lucia M. Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A glossary and several notes (also bilingual) about the story, illustrations, and culture are excellent addenda. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-8)"
A tale that was also recently retold by Alma Flor Ada, with handsomely decorative illustrations by Kathleen Kuchera, as The Rooster Who Went to His Uncle's Wedding (1993) now appears in a bilingual edition with a setting based on Miami's ``Little Havana.'' The story, a less bloodthirsty variant of the cumulative tale Joseph Jacobs called ``The Old Woman and Her Pig,'' is so appealing that most collections could easily use both versions. Read full book review >

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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 >