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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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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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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DANCING UP THE LADDER by Loy Holder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A mostly breezy read that sheds light on one woman's relatable struggle."
Debut author Holder offers a novel about an abused young mother's quest to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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A TRUCKER'S SONG by Richard Rosetta
Released: June 13, 2006

"Unrelentingly corny and patently absurd."
A serial killer stalks male truckers and musicians after being raped and infected with HIV. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"By necessity a bare introduction to the careers portrayed, this stimulating presentation should appeal to those kids wondering what they might be when they grow up. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Fourteen unusual, if not alternative, careers are highlighted in this colorful photo-essay filled with inspiring and intriguing facts behind the people and their vocations. Read full book review >

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CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Both hopeful and devastatingly real. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When 16-year-old Braden Raynor's father is arrested for a hit-and-run accident that leaves a police officer dead, every hidden secret is dragged into the light. Read full book review >

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AESOP'S TALES by Aesop
by Aesop, developed by Progetto Rosetta, adapted by Gerardo Casanova, translated by Emma Hedley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2012

"It's a mess, riddled with typos, botched wording and grating sound cues. The moral here is obvious: The person who fails to steer clear of this app will find much to regret. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Shoddy, sloppy and badly translated, this collection of five fables is as baffling as it is crude. Read full book review >