Search Results: "Marina Fiorato"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO by Marina Fiorato
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Despite some awkward POV shifts, the action proceeds briskly, with just enough technical and period detail to sustain interest."
First novel melds the stories of a 17th-century master craftsman and his modern-day descendant. Read full book review >

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BEATRICE AND BENEDICK by Marina Fiorato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"It's a lively origin story in which all the world's a stage, but especially Italy, and the suspense is high as the lovers walk a tightrope between truth and trope."
Beatrice and Benedick begin their "merry war" in this impressive prequel to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.Read full book review >

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THE VENETIAN BARGAIN by Marina Fiorato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"Fiorato (Daughter of Siena, 2011) nimbly weaves cultural, religious, architectural and medical histories into this captivating romance."
In 1576, the bubonic plague ravages the Ottoman Empire. Still stung by his defeat at the Battle of Lepanto, the sultan of Constantinople decides to wield the vicious disease as a weapon against Venice. Read full book review >

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THE BOTTICELLI SECRET by Marina Fiorato
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"Intricate but derivative."
Da Vinci had a code; now it's Botticelli's turn. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE FROM ME TO YOU by Marina Gessner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Good romance, great wilderness. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl decides to hike the Appalachian Trail on her own and meets a boy who may actually be living on the trail. Read full book review >

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TELL US WE'RE HOME by Marina Budhos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 4, 2010

"Keenly necessary. (Fiction. 12-15)"
It's the typical story of middle school BFFs—all immigrants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2009

"An important link in the understanding between ancient and modern."
A lively look at the life and work of Cyriacus of Ancona, the early classicist and preservationist of antiquities. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"Marvelously energetic cultural criticism."
Fabulous erudition marks this intricate study of the classic tales of wonder. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 1999

"Warner's compelling study of how we deal with fears through stories will be enjoyed equally by cultural historians and by any parent who has observed a child delighted by Beatrix Potter's Roly Poly Pudding or by Sendak's Wild Things."
Warner continues her erudite and entertaining investigation of fairy tales (begun in From the Beast to the Blonde, 1995) in a new study of the pleasure we derive from the fearful figures in tales and songs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDDLEPAUSE by Marina Benjamin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A thoughtful, morose meditation on aging."
Middle age makes the writer feel "ambushed and laid bare." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Henriette-Julie de Murat (whose biography one hopes Warner is already at work on)."
Wonder Tales ($22.00; Oct. 1996; 256 pp.; 0-374-29281-7): A lavishly entertaining collection of French fairy tales, dating from the 17th century and including both racy revisions of traditional folk materials and excerpts from long-forgotten romans and romances. Read full book review >