Search Results: "Marisa Acocella Marchetto"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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NO DIRECTION HOME by Marisa Silver
Released: June 1, 2005

"Heavy on the self-reproach, this questing first novel is all but defeated by its insistence on the difficult duties of parent and child."
Themes of desertion and migration visibly shape a story of family responsibility. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING WICKED’S IN THOSE WOODS by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"At once a perceptive look at how regional differences in American culture can either mesh or clash, and a rippingly good ghost story, this should find a large and eager audience. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Montes makes a strong debut with this multistranded tale of two orphaned Puerto Ricans whose struggle to cope with being transplanted to northern California is considerably complicated by encounters with ghosts and other supernatural phenomena. Read full book review >

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UNDERWATER by Marisa Reichardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A moving, reflective exploration of grief, trauma, and how individuals find their paths toward resilience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Confined to her apartment for four months by crippling panic attacks, Morgan tries to recuperate from the school shooting she witnessed, but her fear of the world's unpredictable dangers hampers her efforts. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Though hamstrung by a depressingly chick-lit-y cover, this total-immersion emotional experience is one readers will both recognize and thoroughly enjoy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A girl in love with the theater tells the story of her first great love in the form of a script. Read full book review >