Search Results: "Paul Acampora"


BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL SPINELLI PUNCHED ME IN THE FACE by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An outstanding, humane coming-of-age tale of loss, yearning and forgiveness. (Fiction. 10-14)"
New friends ease a young teen's adjustment to his mother's sudden absence. Read full book review >

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HOW TO AVOID EXTINCTION by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Late in the book, a character sums up the plot by saying, 'That's the key to happiness….Join the right circus.' Despite some flaws, this book is the right circus. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A screwball comedy sends Leo, his older cousin, Abbey, his grandmother, and a golden retriever across the country in a 1973 Buick Electra. Read full book review >

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I KILL THE MOCKINGBIRD by Paul Acampora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2014

"It'll make readers look at reading and activism in a whole new light. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Literary terrorists hit Connecticut, and things go awry for a trio of well-meaning book addicts. Read full book review >

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DEFINING DULCIE by Paul Acampora
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"The girls are spunky but oddly genderless, and Grandpa Frank is too wise and too patient to be believed, but teens who want to think of themselves as capable of self-sufficiency will connect to Dulcie and her independent attitude. (Fiction. YA)"
Dulcie's dad and grandfather were the school janitors in her Connecticut town, until her dad died in a chemical accident. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL ROBESON by Jordan Goodman
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A fact-driven, scholarly account that lacks slightly in narrative drive."
The story of the U.S. government's persecution of entertainer and peace advocate Paul Robeson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAINT PAUL by David Self
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2010

"The most glaring omission is the lack of a chart of the Bible books that are attributed to Paul; only a vague reference indicates that Paul's letters are found in the New Testament. (Religion. 8-12)"
What we know of the complicated life of this early Christian missionary is related through several books in the New Testament. Read full book review >