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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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 >

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Released: June 14, 2005

"Still, reading Crossworld is almost as much fun as working a crossword."
Where do crossword puzzlers go to strut their stuff? To the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament held each spring in Stamford, Connecticut. Now, you can go there, too. 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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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 >