Search Results: "Marco Pasanella"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though he removes much of the romance from the idea of opening a wine store, Pasanella's clear-eyed memoir is a joy to read from beginning to end."
An absorbing look at establishing and managing a wine shop through many difficulties, including the financial downturn. 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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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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AN AMERICAN SON by Marco Rubio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A generally apolitical memoir that is politically shrewd because of, not despite, its focus on the author's personal and family history."
A family oriented memoir from a rising superstar of the Republican party. Read full book review >

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HARD CORPS by Marco Martinez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Despite his sincerity, Martinez lacks Swofford's writing skills. Consequently, his book may appeal only to those whose uncritical love of our fighting men matches his own."
A profane, testosterone-laced paean of love for the Marines and America and hatred for its enemies, which include Saddam Hussein's army and Americans who oppose the war. Read full book review >

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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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DEATH IN AUGUST by Marco  Vichi
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"Forget the ingenious, disposable mystery. Reading Vichi is like vacationing with friends who've lived in Florence all their lives, know how to enjoy all the high and low spots, and solve murders."
A first American appearance for a shrewd, worldly Florentine police inspector with some appealingly unexpected affinities. 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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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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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 >