Search Results: "Marco Iacoboni"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 2008

"Jargon-riddled and dense—not for the uninitiated."
An intriguing but often impenetrable look at mirror neurons, specialized brain cells that the author believes enable us to empathize with others. Read full book review >

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SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM by Marco Zappia
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2013

"A pleasant read that espouses the merits of dedication and gives thoughtful advice to burgeoning editors."
Former video editor Zappia's debut memoir gives readers a look behind the scenes of some of America's iconic TV shows. Read full book review >

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THE JACKAL OF NAR by John Marco
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 1999

"An absorbing, deftly plotted, forgivably overlong debut with promising character developments and a well-rounded, satisfying end."
Jumbo fantasy, the first of a series entitled Tyrants and Kings, from newcomer Marco. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENTISTS by Marco Roth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"As a study of the relationship between literature and life, the book is intriguing, but the critical literary perspective Roth brings to the subject at times translates as a lack of emotional engagement."
The debut memoir about the formative years of a New York intellectual who tells his story out of "a more-than-ordinary fear of reliving [his] past elsewhere." Read full book review >

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Poetry Without Punctuation by Marco Buschini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2006

"Lively, intimate verse that might have been more effective with more oversight and revision."
A collection of colloquial, rapid-fire free verse from British poet and artist Buschini. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"A lighthearted exploration of word games; the puns are refreshingly original and the humor is genuine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-06-026221-4 Geese Find The Missing Piece (48 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; Aug. 31; 0-06-026220-6; PLB 0-06-026221-4): The school room gets a whole new look and sound with the Maestros' engaging blend of witticisms and art. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE OLIVE GROVE by Marco  Vichi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2013

"As the corpses pile up, Bordelli's ennui gets increasingly hard to sit through, even though it's only his second outing."
Inspector Franco Bordelli (Death in August, 2012) tracks a serial killer as only he can. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES OF A NO NAME ACTOR by Marco Perella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"Lightweight but good fun, written with wit and affection."
How can an actor possibly make a living working out of Austin, Texas? Perella has managed very nicely, thank you, and the answer makes for hilarious reading. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"For fashion mavents and Barbie fans alike, a nostalgic trip down memory lane. (First printing of 250,000; Literary Guild selection; $100,000 ad/promo)"
Remember "After Five"? Read full book review >

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AMERICAN DREAMS by Marco Rubio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Readers will know what's coming before they turn the first page—no better or worse than the average politico prose; as to the contents, all will depend on point of view."
Florida senator and conservative hero Rubio (An American Son, 2012) hits the hustings to proclaim a—surprise—right-wing economic platform.Read full book review >

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THE SAINTS OF THE SWORD by John Marco
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 6, 2001

"Over to you."
Third installment of Marco's sword-and-sorcery series, Tyrants and Kings (The Grand Design, 2000, etc.), wherein the former spymaster, now emperor, Renato Biagio struggles to preserve his crumbling empire against an alliance of power-grabbers and evildoers. Read full book review >