Search Results: "Rino Di Stefano"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOLCI DI LOVE by Sarah-Kate Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"An atypical, sometimes awkward (see the title) version of chick lit which cheerily proposes that two wrongs can make a right."
A betrayed wife collides with two biscuit-baking, elderly Italian sisters who double as matchmakers in a bumpy romantic fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN & DI by Ingrid Seward
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A well-written, guilt-free treat for devoted royal family-watchers—whose numbers are, of course, legion."
A surprisingly fresh addition to the mountain of biographies of the late Princess of Wales—this one focusing on her relations with the Queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOCTOR ME DI CIN by Roberto Piumini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A delightful amusement with lovely and evocative artwork. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Despite his eponymous name, a wise doctor tricks a sick prince into curing himself without herbs or medications. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DI AND I by Peter Lefcourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A fun romp, but the humor is sometimes forced, and the book is ultimately more silly than entertaining."
Screenwriter and novelist Lefcourt (The Dreyfus Affair, 1992, etc.) returns with a bizarre comedy in which the Princess of Wales and a Hollywood screenwriter fall in love and open a McDonald's restaurant in California. Read full book review >

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THE LA-DI-DA HARE by J. Patrick Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Bluthenthal's animated illustrations are an excellent complement, in beachcombing colors of sand and surf, convincing in the depiction of a place awash in fresh, salt breezes. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Clever wordplay and a marvelous island bestiary distinguish this rhymed wonder quest from Lewis (Black Swan/White Crow, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIRACLE OF CASTEL DI SANGRO by Joe McGinniss
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Up to the last 40 pages, an entertaining and often moving read."
This venture into the murky waters of Italian soccer begins as a radical departure for the best-selling journalist McGinnis (The Last Brother, not reviewed, etc.), known more for his true crime volumes than his sports reporting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO LOVED THE MOON by Rino Alaimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"In video and on paper, the art casts an evocative glow, but the story is much changed and the transition from one medium to the other, awkwardly accomplished. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this atmospheric version of the author's prizewinning short film, a lad woos—and ultimately wins—the Moon. Read full book review >

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LIKE A SHOOTING STAR by Rino Alaimo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A hope-filled scenario, although it's heavily stylized in delivery. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A firefly guides a weary soldier back to his home and son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE AND THE LA-DI-DA SHOES by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"With numerous sly puns included in the illustrations, this sparkling tale is a treat for Imeldas of all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The indomitable Louise returns, this time in pursuit of a fanciful pair of shoes (Louise the Big Cheese, 2009). Read full book review >