Search Results: "Marisa Acocella Marchetto"


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ANN TENNA by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Zany with a touch of uplifting. You will be measurably hipper after reading it."
A high-spirited graphic novel skewers the Twitterati. Read full book review >

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CANCER VIXEN by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Inspirational proof that there's nothing like a death scare to put life into perspective."
A health crisis provides an accomplished cartoonist with the richest material of her career. Read full book review >

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JUST WHO THE HELL IS SHE, ANYWAY? by Marisa Acocella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

She is the contemporary everywoman protagonist of Acocella's comic strip for Mirabella, and this is her graphic and graphical life story. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF VASLAV NIJINSKY by Joan Acocella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"For anyone who has been seduced by Nijinsky's legend, a sad but indispensable document."
At last, the deletions made by the great dancer's wife regarding his relationship with Serge Diaghilev have been restored to this tragic diary. Read full book review >

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MARK MORRIS by Joan Acocella
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"By throwing a clear light on both the man and his gift, she endears Morris to us, allows us to respect him more, and gives us a greater understanding of both him and his art. (Forty-plus photos—not seen)"
Choreographer Mark Morris always elicits extreme reactions in audiences—but even those who hate, or are baffled by, his work can't deny that he's one of the most important creative figures in dance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Tight, intriguing and astute: Acocella is a critic with staying power."
A hefty collection of profiles and essays centered around the question of what allows genius to flower in the face of often gargantuan difficulties. Read full book review >

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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A CIRCLE OF TIME by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"For young teens looking for a good romantic cry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tiresomely perfect heroine travels back in time in a melodramatic fantasy. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NOTHING by Marisa Silver
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Disappointing and often just kind of gross."
A postmodern fable by the award-winning author of Mary Coin (2013) and The God of War (2008). Read full book review >

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Thieves Never Steal in the Rain by Marisa Labozzetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Warm, often engaging stories about the challenges of five women midway through their lives' journeys."
A collection of short stories about the women in a tightknit family and the sometimes-supernatural difficulties they face. Read full book review >

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DRENCHED by Marisa Matarazzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2010

"Offbeat and freaky, but a weirdly attractive debut."
Surrealism and eroticism tinge ten stories about love in its various guises. Read full book review >

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THE GOD OF WAR by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"Finely wrought characters and an illuminating portrait of the secret world of autism makes for a powerful, often tragic tale."
A stunning second novel from Silver (No Direction Home, 2005, etc.): the coming-of-age tale of a boy growing up in the California desert with his autistic brother. Read full book review >