Search Results: "Patrick Creagh"


BOOK REVIEW

SIX MEMOS FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM by Italo Calvino
Released: March 1, 1988

"Less gorgeous than one might have expected, but uniformally thoughtful."
The 1985-86 Norton Lectures were Calvino's to deliver; the day before he was to leave Italy for Cambridge, he died. Read full book review >

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THE USES OF LITERATURE by Italo Calvino
Released: Oct. 22, 1986

"For a genial browse through world literature with a charming host, these essays could hardly be bettered."
Apart from the oddly utilitarian-minded title, everything in this book by the Italian fantasist is lovable and worthy of attention. Read full book review >

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TOMMASO AND THE BLIND PHOTOGRAPHER by Gesualdo Bufalino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A terrific little novel."
Published shortly after its Italian author's death in 1996, this clever story (which follows into English translation Bufalino's The Keeper of Ruins and The Plague-Spreader's Tale) represents the musings of its eponymous narrator, a former journalist who's become a "Voluntary Trappist and general factotum in a block of flats" still under construction. Read full book review >

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NOT ALL BASTARDS ARE FROM VIENNA by Andrea Molesini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Drawn in part from the true-life diaries of Maria Spada, this unusual novel, reflecting the war in microcosm, captures a turning point in the fates of empires."
War and resistance, sexual awakening and shell shock, sacrifice and survival color the extreme coming-of-age of an Italian teenager experiencing the last year of World War I among the gentry in a small country town. Read full book review >

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OBLIVION by Kelly Creagh
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 28, 2015

"A romantic, hard-fought conclusion that should please fans. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
The conclusion to the gothic paranormal-romance trilogy started in Nevermore (2010).Read full book review >

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ENSHADOWED by Kelly Creagh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Tedious; only for readers who can't get enough of Varen, Isobel and Poe. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Her goth boyfriend, Varen Nethers, disappeared into the sinister, Poe-inflected dream world in Nevermore (2010), and now it's up to cheerleader Isobel Lanley to find him again. Read full book review >

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NEVERMORE by Kelly Creagh
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"For paranormal-romance devotees who won't mind the long buildup to a creepy, otherworldly climax. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
In this competently executed entry in the still-growing paranormal-romance genre, sunny, self-absorbed cheerleader Isobel Lanley falls for the Poe-obsessed and darkly named Varen Nethers. Read full book review >

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RENEE PATRICK
by Gerald Bartell

Reach for the popcorn. The silver screen sleuths from Paramount Pictures, one-time would be actress Lillian Fox and costume designer Edith Head (based upon the real life Oscar winner) team up for their second case in Renee Patrick’s Dangerous to Know. With Marlene Dietrich, Errol Flynn, Jack Benny, and George Burns firing off great lines, the caper is as much ...


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WILDFIRE by Patrick Cone
by Patrick Cone, photographed by Patrick Cone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"This fine entry in the Nature in Action series concludes with a page of facts. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
As Cone makes abundantly clear, the uncontrolled fires—commonly called wildfires—that are frequently in the news are a worldwide phenomenon, occurring in grasslands and forests. Read full book review >

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ART by Patrick McDonnell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Sheer delight. (Picture book. All ages)"
Art's art moves and explodes. Read full book review >

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THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE by Patrick Ness
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Fresh, funny, and full of heart: not to be missed. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being normal when the Chosen One goes to your high school. Read full book review >