Search Results: "Neil Giordano"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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I LOVE YOU LIKE A TOMATO by Marie Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2003

"A lumpy mass of family misadventures with a sour aftertaste."
Growing up Italian in the Midwest. Read full book review >

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Birds of Passage by Joe Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"A refreshing rethink of the archetypal mafia novel."
This riveting debut novel by Giordano charts the passage of two young Italian men to early twentieth century New York, as they strive to make their mark in the New World. 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 >

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AUNTIE POLDI AND THE SICILIAN LIONS by Mario Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2016

"Giordano's wit and his formidable heroine's wisdom combine to make this debut a smash."
An ex-pat from Munich finds love and murder in Sicily. Read full book review >

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LIKE FAMILY by Paolo Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A lovely remembrance played in a minor key."
In this minimalist elegy, a man mourns the death of his family's accidental matriarch. Read full book review >

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MARRY, KISS, KILL by Anne Flett-Giordano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2015

"The dialogue is the high point of TV writer Flett-Giordano's debut, though the fast-paced banter does make characters blend together and make you wonder if everyone in Santa Barbara is the same brand of smartass."
Smart cop Nola needs a Skinnygirl™ Margarita to get through a series of seemingly unrelated murders.Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN BODY by Paolo Giordano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2014

"As the title suggests, the book is less about military heroism than the devastating human impact of combat. Well-observed and compassionate, this is a memorable look at imperfect people in extreme circumstances."
Giordano's (The Solitude of Prime Numbers, 2010) unorthodox Afghanistan war novel is short on action but rich in psychological insight.Read full book review >

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THE NUTCRACKER by Francesca Cavallo
adapted by Francesca Cavallo, illustrated by Philip Giordano, developed by Timbuktu Labs, Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2013

"Unusual, but ultimately unimaginative and uninspiring. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Another adaptation of the popular ballet story. Read full book review >