Search Results: "Sal Barracca"


BOOK REVIEW

MAXI, THE HERO by Debra Barracca
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 4-8)"
Maxi, the Taxi Dog (1990) again tours N.Y.C. His adventures, recounted in sprightly but rather forced verse and capped predictably by his chasing and capturing a thief, are unexceptional, but Buehner's vibrant paintings of the city and its inhabitants are observed with insight and a fresh eye; their lively detail is sure to hold attention. Read full book review >

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A TAXI DOG CHRISTMAS by Debra Barracca
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"This book unapologetically celebrates the Christmas season, bringing old-fashioned joy to a modern Manhattan setting. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
In his fourth outing, Maxi the taxi dog (Maxi, the Hero, 1991, etc.) shares Christmas Eve with his cabbie owner, Jim- -trimming the tree, building a snowman (make that snowdog), ice skating, caroling. Read full book review >

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BRING ME THE BRAIN OF NIKOLA TESTA by Sal Restivo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2007

"Hyper-indulgent and random, but also, often enough, gleamingly chromatic, providing mild entertainment."
An international thriller devolves into a fitful intellectual digression in Restivo's rapidly changing story. Read full book review >

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A REASON TO DIE by Sal DeStefano
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A well-paced, enjoyable thriller."
A secret government organization sends a terminally-ill demolitions expert to assassinate a dictator. Read full book review >

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The Millionaire's Cross by Sal Nudo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2014

"Like a familiar roller-coaster ride; readers may see where the story's headed but that doesn't make it any less exhilarating.
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In Nudo's (Phantom Reunions, 2005, etc.) thriller, three men need only do a small favor to win a big fortune; unforeseen consequences ensue.Read full book review >

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A PEBBLE CAST by Sal Biondello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Well-meaning but awfully depressing (and amateurish) debut novel."
Disabled child works minor miracles. Read full book review >

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Released: April 4, 2013

"An easy-to-follow guide for serious handcrafters."
An experienced artisan offers step-by-step instructions, including more than 400 drawings and photographs, for creating decorative trees out of wire. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Simple stories that remind readers there is more to Christmas than the stress of shopping, partying and striving to make everything perfect."
Pleasantly amusing and tender stories of holiday cheer from the man in the red suit. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Too smug for its own good."
True-crime drama featuring a natural-born grifter who ingeniously scammed his way across the country. Read full book review >

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My Name is Cinnamon by Sal Maa Neco
Released: Feb. 9, 2015

"A captivating account of a boy's friendship with a charismatic loner who may be much more than he seems; an enticing, page-turning read."
A man reflects on the remarkable best friend he had when he was a boy in Istanbul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 24, 2012

"An audacious memoir unveiling the machinations of the mob."
A decade of turmoil in the life of a Mafia associate, back when the New York underworld ruled supreme. Read full book review >