Search Results: "Romano Bilenchi"


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THE CHILL by Romano Bilenchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Episodic and often surreal, with dark, complicated psychological undercurrents."
First English-language publication of a 1984 tale of knowledge gained and innocence lost in 1920s Tuscany, by rarely translated Viareggio Prize winner Bilenchi (1909-89). Read full book review >

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IF YOU EAT, YOU NEVER DIE by Tony Romano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A spirited evocation of a complex immigrant culture, willing to show the scars its characters bear."
Three generations of an Italian-American family strive to assimilate in a lovingly imagined collection of linked stories. Read full book review >

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RESURRECTION EXPRESS by Stephen Romano
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Elroy's dual identity as a tough guy and a 'wirehead' gives the book one of its most distinctive elements, but in the end, Romano sells the computing elements short."
Unhinged ex-soldier and professional thief Elroy Coffin is spared more time in a Texas maximum security prison when a high-powered mystery woman gets him outon the condition he'll use his genius at computer hacking to break into an impossible-to-crack security grid. The lure: his wife, Toni, who Elroy thought was dead. Read full book review >

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AMERICA THE PHILOSOPHICAL by Carlin Romano
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"A tour de force—encyclopedic, entertaining and enlightening."
Chronicle of Higher Education critic-at-large Romano (Philosophy and Humanities/Ursinus Coll.) debuts with a comprehensive and certain-to-be controversial diagnosis of the condition of philosophical thinking in America today. Read full book review >

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SUMMER IN THE INVISIBLE CITY by Juliana Romano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 21, 2016

"An engaging coming-of-age tale. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The sights, sounds, and smells of New York are the backdrop for lessons learned. Read full book review >

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PHILADELPHIA NOIR by Carlin Romano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Following Lone Star Noir, Twin Cities Noir, Wall Street Noir and 40 more, another excellent entry in Akashic's long-running noir-by-neighborhood series."
Seventeen unsettling new stories in a dark-side collection that will brighten your day. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Tony Romano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2007

"A low-key, compelling look at family love and betrayal set against an old-style immigrant drama."
Strife and conflicting loyalties among members of an Italian-American clan in mid-20th-century Chicago. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2005

"Romano's dispirited reading on the enclosed CD perfectly captures the mediocrity of this lackadaisical crossover attempt. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this flashy, fragmentary memoir, Romano casts himself as a ten-year-old, roughhousing with brothers Dickie (12) and Bean (four) while taking a trip to an amusement park. Read full book review >

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FIRST THERE WAS FOREVER by Juliana Romano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"An emotionally rich coming-of-age love story. (Fiction. 14-16)"
The best of friends chart new territory during their sophomore year. Read full book review >

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BESA by Louis Romano
Released: Dec. 23, 2011

"An engrossing, solidly entertaining organized-crime story with a few twists."
In this suspenseful crime novel, tensions rise between the Albanian and Italian mafias on the streets of New York. Read full book review >