Search Results: "Martha King"


BOOK REVIEW

DARKNESS by Dacia Maraini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Simple, sobering riffs of whodunit stuff, with cumulative accents on the downbeat."
A dozen grim vignettes show the brutish side of Italian life, culled from newspaper crime reports and turned into the caseload of sharp-witted but gentle police commissioner Adele Sofia by award-winning feminist writer Maraini. Read full book review >

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VOICES FROM A TIME by Silvia Bonucci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Bonucci can't quite muster the necessary urgency and suspense. There is something finished or unchangeable in her characters that marks them as belonging not to a novelistic present but to a historical past."
This debut novel by Bonucci, known in Italy as an anti-Berlusconi political activist, is the portrait of a wealthy Jewish family living in Trieste in the turbulent period between 1900 and the rise of the fascist movement in the '20s. Read full book review >

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MY NAME, A LIVING MEMORY by Giorgio van Straten
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An elegant account, told with clarity and grace: van Straten's history has a limited scope but should strike a chord with amateur genealogists everywhere."
A fictionalized family history traces the fortunes of the ancestors of Italian novelist van Straten from Rotterdam in 1811 to the present day. Read full book review >

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HER HUSBAND by Luigi Pirandello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Readable and frequently amusing, but not one of Pirandello's important novels."
A rather acerbic 1911 novel, its author's fifth, that's at best a minor addition to the remarkable oeuvre of the Italian Nobel prizewinner (1867-1936) better known for his revolutionary plays. Read full book review >

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UNDER PRESSURE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Cover Story: Nonstandard
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You x 4
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault
Bonus Factors: Poetry, Potty Humor, Grownups That Care
Anti-Bonus Factor: Standardized Tests
Relationship Status: Gonna Make You(r Brain) Sweat

 

Cover Story ...


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27 SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
by John DeNardo

Is your bookshelf feeling lonely? Here are 27 titles that will make it happy again! This month's batch of tantalizing science fiction and fantasy includes stories about guilt-ridden robots, witches, magic hair, designer drugs, time travel and cloud cities.

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Brad Abraham serves up a cocktail of magic and intrigue in this fast-paced debut. Twenty-something ...


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KING GROSSMAN
by Poornima Apte

King Grossman had just returned from participating in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests when Kirkus caught up with him. His desire to become an active citizen informs the backbone of his debut indie venture, Letters to Alice. The novel has a feel for the zeitgeist of our times with Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring woven into its threads ...


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A TORNADO FLEW AROUND MY LIVING ROOM
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King

Cover Story: Literally
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos! x 2
Bonus Factors:
Portrayal of Domestic Violence, Metal
Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You

Cover Story: Literally

This image is a direct interpretation of the title, with nods to characters ...


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IS THIS THE REAL LIFE? IS THIS JUST REALITY TV?
by Mandy Wan

 

 

 

BOOK REPORT for Reality Boy by A.S. King

BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale:
5
Talky Talk: A.S. King, Mofos!
Bonus Factors:
Reality TV, SPED, Awesome Grownups
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patty Chase Award for Awful Parenting, Horrible Sister
Relationship Status: Truly Madly Deeply 

Cover Story: Technicolor Big Face

With reality TV being so integral to ...


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A FEW GREAT READS FOR MOTHER’S DAY
by Bobbi Dumas

I rediscovered my love for romance novels after I had my first son. After a few years of post-college literary reading, I needed a respite. I’m a huge fan of Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and have read nearly everything they wrote; their writing leaves me breathless. But their subject matter? Not so much.

Like many new mothers, I ...


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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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