Search Results: "Lucia Scuderi"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE/LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS by Lucia González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The collage illustrations incorporate a sepia-toned oil-wash technique to give the pictures an older look. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library was Pura Belpré, still renowned for her storytelling and her books of folktales. Read full book review >

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GHOST WARRIOR by Lucia St. Clair Robson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A great main character, immense moral tragedy, all sung with full lungs."
Seventh in Robson's phosphorescently magnificent gallery of forgotten women whom she's dug up God knows where—even as far off as feudal Japan in The Tokaido Road. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"Even coastal snobs will be dashing to the kitchen. (75 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This 14th entry in the Knopf Cooks American series is top- notch (even Knopf's trademark borzoi has gotten into the spirit, sporting a jaunty toque). Read full book review >