Search Results: "Maurizio de Giovanni"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BASTARDS OF PIZZOFALCONE by Maurizio de Giovanni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Despite the Neapolitan setting, the crew of mismatched cops may remind you of similar teams in Sweden, New York, or Hollywood. Not that there's anything wrong with that."
Sent off to help rebuild a shattered police precinct, Lt. Giuseppe Lojacono finds a surprising degree of cohesion with the other misfits who share the station. Read full book review >

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THE BOTTOM OF YOUR HEART by Maurizio de Giovanni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"De Giovanni (The Crocodile, 2013, etc.) takes so much time to evoke Ricciardi's Naples that you'd think he was laying the foundation of the world. But it all pays off in a richly textured story whose murder is nothing more than the point of entry."
Crime and punishment are only a single strand of an intricately layered whodunit set in Fascist Naples. Read full book review >

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THE CROCODILE by Maurizio de Giovanni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"In this crisply translated novel, de Giovanni explores Lojacono's loneliness and vulnerability while simultaneously revealing his brilliance as a detective."
A wonderfully suspenseful novel in which de Giovanni restores life to the cliché of the world-weary detective. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still—a totally cool way to visit the past. (Book-of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club/Natural Science Book Club selection)"
Ever wonder what the Parthenon was really like? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Science and anecdote intertwine in this close examination of the bonds that bind humans together."
How and why intimacy is important in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUL BOX by Giovanni Raccuglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A deft novel about philosophy and the cutting edge of medicine."
In thisdebut novel, a cancer researcher tackles difficult ethical issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"An important work to handsell, booktalk and embrace. (foreword, lyrics, biographical notes, bibliography/source notes, recommended recordings, indexes) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Giovanni's slim, personal exploration of the historical underpinnings of the spirituals presents a unique perspective on a topic rarely examined in young-adult literature. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: April 1, 1996

"This is a fine collection whatever the need: for poetry shelves, black history collections, social consciousnessraising sessions, cultural literacy courses—or for anyone who likes the sight of words that shimmy shimmy shimmy on the page. (Poetry. 11+)"
An annotated collection of poems from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond, presented by a master teacher and a terrific storyteller. Read full book review >

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HOW MANY CLIENTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB by Giovanni Diviacchi
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2006

"A thin attorney-friendly joke book that mostly skewers clients."
A stand-up comic and author compiles a collection of lawyer jokes but with a difference. Read full book review >