Search Results: "Rich Tommaso"


BOOK REVIEW

SATCHEL PAIGE by James Sturm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"It also rightly presents Paige as hero, showman and symbol. (Graphic fiction. 11-15)"
A bleak tale of failed baseball dreams, smoldering pride and Jim Crow in action. Read full book review >

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RICH by Nikki Grimes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Young readers will wish they had a friend like Dyamonde. (Fiction. 6-9)"
"Dyamonde liked to know everything, and she'd made up her mind that she was going to get to know Damaris Dancer." Read full book review >

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SIMPLY RICH by Rich DeVos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2014

"Amway's legion of employees will reap the most benefits from this prideful, well-intentioned memoir."
Business wisdom from a seasoned professional who built a billion-dollar company from the ground up. Read full book review >

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RICH BOY by Sharon Pomerantz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2010

"Pomerantz's tale could use a car chase or an explosion, something to relieve its earnestness. The proceedings lack the pointed humor of a Joshua Then and Now or the pointed ironies of a Gatsby, but the tale is competent and readable all the same."
A pleasant if insubstantial rags-to-yuppiedom saga. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 24, 1993

"Wolfe makes like Robin Leach in a skirt here, with breathless prose and far more fluff than substance. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
Gossipy saga of the Wyatt/Sak0owitz clans, whose power-plays and peccadilloes have titillated tabloid readers both in their native Texas and, more recently, across the globe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 1991

"Prolix and frequently repetitious, and vacillating from the scholarly to the snickering: a disappointing portrait of a potentially fascinating subject. (Photographs—not seen.)"
A sympathetic, if somewhat bifurcated, portrait of the deposed Egyptian playboy king. Read full book review >

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TOMMASO AND THE MISSING LINE by Matteo Pericoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"A gem. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Tommaso always keeps a drawing in his pocket, one he made himself of his nonna's house on a hill, with both of them standing by the fig tree. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

The American ``occupation'' of Britain during WW II—the phrase is George Orwell's—could have been a disaster but, in the event, was almost a triumph. Read full book review >

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RICH DECEIVER by Gillian White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 1993

Like satirist Fay Weldon, first-novelist White deals with what Weldon's booster quote here refers to as ``domestic infamy'': here, in a tale of an ego-squashed little wife in search of her husband's love, who—after some bizarre plotting and precipitous pratfalls- -emerges fulfilled, fat, and free-standing. Read full book review >

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RICH KIDS by Robert Westbrook
Released: May 1, 1992

"In all: an untaxing spin through Hollywood unhappiness."
Westbrook (Lady Left, The Left-Handed Policeman), son of the late Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, returns with a lurid family portrait and murder mystery, set in the moneyed world in which he grew up (the same world we glimpse in half-sister Wendy Fairey's nonfictional One of the Family, p. 228). Read full book review >

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FILTHY RICH  by Raine Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"More steamy than dreamy. Do yourself a favor and skip to the good parts."
Brooke Casterley is barely holding it together, working two jobs and caring for her aging grandmother. Caleb Blackstone, on the other hand, has everything he could want—money, women, and power. Why does all his success feel so hollow? Could it be that Brooke is what his life is missing? Read full book review >