Search Results: "Sal Catalano"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON OF THE DEER by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1969

"But it does register the effects of the storm quite thoroughly and may be useful on that account."
The September moon brings a restless combativeness to the young spike buck; it also brings a hurricane to his Connecticut tidal marsh, and though we see him torn between the urge to fight his eight-point elder and a self-protective fear, it is his survival of the storm, and the response of the other shore creatures, that is the focal point here. Read full book review >

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MR. BASSET PLAYS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The large size of the soft, bright illustrations and the clear design make this a good choice for sharing with friends. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wealthy, serious businessdog Mr. Basset learns the value of friends and play in this humorous cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS by Dominic Catalano
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A satisfying sugarplum for holiday story times with a wide range of children, from preschoolers through second graders. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Original Christmas stories don't grow on pine trees, but this story of Papa, Mama, and Baby (Polar) Bear trying out the food, chairs, and bed in a cozy cottage at the North Pole strikes a balance that is just right. 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 NEW YORKER AT SEA by Nick Catalano
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"This tale of adventure on the high seas is gripping at times but generally slight and rambling."
In Catalano's semiautobiographical novel, a young college professor sets sail through the Middle East in the 1980s. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Welcome tension arrives in the form of a cat, who has been seen in the background; it pounces into the party scene with lethal accuracy, but carries off the bagpipe rather than the player. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The subtitle refers not to a theatrical play, but a simple, amiable retelling of the folk song, divided into six sections. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"A worthy project diminished by Catalano's impressionistic approach and special pleading."
Clifford Brown's premature death deprived jazz of one of its greatest trumpeters—a loss that seems even more poignant some forty years later. Read full book review >

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NO STRINGS by TP Catalano

"Falls short as a novel but succeeds in giving a voice to a community who are heard from far too little."
This debut novel tells the story of a transgender man's journey from self-discovery to self-acceptance. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >