Search Results: "Neil Giordano"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Dense and elegantly erudite—a skillful, accessible analysis of complex systems of religion, philosophy and literature."
Intelligent biography of the renegade Italian friar burned at the stake in 1600 for his prodigious writings prefiguring modern science. Read full book review >

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25 AND UNDER by Susan Ketchin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Even if Brown is the only clearly distinctive new voice here, it's still a good introduction to young writers learning their craft."
Generational anthologies have proven themselves in the marketplace (if not among critics) as an effective way to introduce new talent, and this collection, put together by editors associated with the magazine DoubleTake, is no exception—the young writers here run the gamut from inept to elegant. Read full book review >

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NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2005

"An ambling and chatty road trip journal that becomes a surprisingly meaningful rumination on getting old without fading away."
Vancouver novelist Chong (Baroque-A-Nova, 2002) hits the road with a few buddies to retrace Neil Young's steps to rock stardom. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE BARD'S BANQUET by Kevin Sylvester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"The constant suspense, innocent romance, a lovely recipe for scones, and the flamboyant, irrepressible chef will captivate fans of the series and impel new readers to the nearest bookstore or library. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Neil Flambé, 15-year-old culinary genius, contends with Shakespearean lore in this fifth addition to the mystery series that highlights his name (and sensitive nose). Read full book review >

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GIORDANO BRUNO AND THE EMBASSY AFFAIR by John Bossy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 1991

"A bewildering and frustrating read. (Illustrations.)"
It takes considerable courage and incontrovertible evidence to propose, as Bossy (History/Univ. of York) does, that Giordano Bruno, an Italian ``national saint'' burned at the stake in 1600 for defying the Pope, spent three years (1583-86) as an anti- Catholic spy at the pro-papal French Embassy in London. Read full book review >

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NEIL FLAMBÉ AND THE CRUSADER'S CURSE by Kevin Sylvester
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 8, 2012

"This is a funny book, chock full of action, slapstick, puns and eccentrics. Fans of the first two will eat it up. (Mystery. 12-14)"
This mystery/adventure, third in the series, begins in Vancouver, Canada, then takes a side trip to Paris, leaving a trail of amusement and mayhem. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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EXPLORE THE COSMOS LIKE NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON by CAP Saucier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Better ventures into the high frontier abound—and so do better profiles of our leading living science popularizer. (notes, glossary, bibliography, no index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A tour of the solar system and the cosmos beyond, with a celebrity guide standing by. Read full book review >

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THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS by Paolo Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2010

"Fragile, unconventional love story by a talent to watch."
Two traumatized loners who meet as teens spend years grappling with a powerful connection that terrifies them both. Read full book review >

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SHAPES by Philip Giordano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A winner. (Board book. 1-3)"
Lifting flaps reveal the simple geometry underlying the world around us. Read full book review >

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Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2017

"A roller-coaster ride to the finish, this book confirms Giordano as a writer to eagerly watch."
Giordano (Birds of Passage, 2014) introduces Anthony Provati, a reckless Lothario who becomes a hunted man in a global showdown of vicious organized criminals and terrorists. Read full book review >