Search Results: "Rosetta Loy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER DOOR by Rosetta Loy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2006

"Loy's approach is intriguing, but she never fully commits to a narrative voice."
Facist Italy through the eyes of a bourgeois Roman child largely oblivious to the horrors mounting around her. Read full book review >

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Rosetta by Stephen Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2016

"An inventive, entertaining sci-fi tale involving valuable alien secrets."
In this debut novel, humanity colonizes space with the aid of an alien StarDrive found on Mars, left there millennia ago by an extinct race known as the Galactics. Read full book review >

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FIRST WORD by Rosetta Loy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 9, 2000

"Though there is little in Loy's memoir that can't be found in a dozen other Holocaust autobiographies, the author's elegant and spare prose distinguishes her from the others."
Novelist Rosetta Loy grew up in a sophisticated Catholic family in Italy in the 1930s. Read full book review >

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HOT CHOCOLATE AT HANSELMANN’S by Rosetta Loy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2003

"A brilliant and genuinely disturbing book."
A skillfully constructed 1995 novel by the much-honored author of The Dust Roads of Monferrato (not reviewed) and the memoir First Word (2000). Read full book review >

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ROSETTA, ROSETTA, SIT BY ME! by Linda Walvoord
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A nonfiction picture book would have been a better format for this interesting bit of civil rights history so that invented dialogue wouldn't have been necessary. (historical notes, timeline, author's notes, primary and secondary source references) (Fiction. 6-10)"
A small slice of history on a very big plate. Read full book review >

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MYRNA LOY by Emily W. Leider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Only for fans of a golden era of Hollywood stardom, as long as they're not looking for much gossip or personal revelation."
The author makes her case that Myrna Loy (1905-1993) could inspire a fascinating biography, but she doesn't really deliver one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Colorful, but adds little to what is already known."
The artifact that provided the key to unlocking Egyptian hieroglyphics gets an account emphasizing the furious conflict it has prompted ever since being discovered in 1799. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Nevertheless, the appealing format will get kids excited about camping and the hands-on approach will foster an appreciation for the outdoors. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An enticing introduction to camping is attractively designed, practical, and child-friendly with its second-person voice that speaks directly to the reader. Read full book review >

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THE WILLIAM POWELL AND MYRNA LOY MURDER CASE by George Baxt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1996

"Sonja Henie Murder Case?"
Worried because she's dying of cancer and hard-pressed for cash, Hollywood madam Claire Young comes up with the foolproof idea of going semi-public with her big black book, simultaneously soliciting a little discreet blackmail and inviting disgruntled ex-clients to put her feloniously out of her misery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEIRD AND WILD ANIMAL FACTS by Jessica Loy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"An entertaining beginning photo essay that appeals to children's insatiable curiosity about the natural world. (introduction, fun facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Fourteen (mostly) common animals are investigated to showcase their unusual talents. Read full book review >