Search Results: "Rita Schiavo"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Best adapted for browsing but with some nutritious bits for students of paleontology or animal evolution in general. (Informational picture book. 10-13)"
A portrait gallery of extinct creatures, "scary, attractive, or a little bit bizarre to our eyes," posed with modern relatives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"An amusing entry that's as easy to digest, and about as nourishing, as a bottle of designer mineral water. (Illustrations.)"
Stand-up comic Rudner sits down to produce a collection of light little essays. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"For the perennially messy, an excellent, efficient guide-as long as it's actually used and not thrown in the corner with the rest of the household detritus."
The nation's bad habits provide Emmett with her bread and butter. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An eloquent testimony to the war's enduring, violent impact."
The daughter of a Lithuanian Catholic mother and Russian Jewish father, Gabis (The Wild Field, 1994) brings her sensibility as a poet and indefatigable energy as a historian to this engrossing memoir. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Punchy, concise, and reality-based; provides solid ground for the concept of supervision and should act as a day-to-day manual for both veterans and novices."
A debut compendium offers tips for employee supervisors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR LUCY BUICK by Rita Murphy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Sweet and light as a feather but with the substantial charm of music or a summer's day. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Lucretia Buick's last name is bestowed on her when she turns up as a foundling in the backseat of a 1968 Buick Skylark convertible Uncle Rocco wins in a championship poker game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A heartfelt, accessible celebration of modern-day 'saints.'"
A self-professed ordinary woman's series of meditations for her fellow Christians. Read full book review >

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PINK SLIP by Rita Ciresi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1999

"Ciresi (Blue Italian, 1996, etc.) gives satisfaction, though it's not the forward-moving plot that invites reading so much as it is her true spark of humor and biting honesty. (Author tour)"
Bold humor lifts a story of contemporary relationships, familial and romantic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2006

"Needs more rigorous identification of what is fact, what is fancy."
Highly impressionistic memoir by an African-American woman who grew up in Colorado, where she experienced poverty, racism and the tough love of her irascible but devoted aunt. Read full book review >

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NEVER TOO REAL by Carmen Rita
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Just in time for a beach read—or a guilty pleasure in a deserted boardroom."
Friendship steadies four powerful women, all seeking to support each other through personal and professional trials. Read full book review >

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EVERY TIME A RAINBOW DIES by Rita Williams-Garcia
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"Romance for realists. (Fiction. YA)"
An immigrant teen is shaken out of his reclusive existence into a world of love and life when he witnesses a girl being raped and decides he must act. Read full book review >