Search Results: "Sal Manna"


BOOK REVIEW

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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"Rants aside, a unique perspective on the perils of modern comedy from a survivor with a long memory."
A fast, funny and informative stand-up routine/memoir from one of the major comic stars of the 1970s. 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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FINN AT CLEE POINT by Richard Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A treat for the thoughtful reader. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A fishing contest leads 10-year-old Finn into danger, both literally and socially, when he's rescued, befriended and helped by the town pariahs. 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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IF by Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Giovanni Manna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The poem is widely available in collections, but this rendition—an ethereal alternative to the edition illustrated with photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (2007)—makes a lovely keepsake. (introduction) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Though at times symbolic or only obliquely related to the adjacent lines, Manna's graceful images lend luminous visual notes to Kipling's stately prescription for maturity. 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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FIRST MORNING by Nikki Siegen-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"And who knows—perhaps the time spent would be remembered as a special day worthy of its own poem. (Poetry. 6-10)"
As a concept of both a beginning and an end, as endless and scarce, as ordinary and spectacular, and as something precious to be cherished, the notion of time is explored in this collection of poems by a rich variety of poets. Read full book review >

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A YEAR IN THE WOODS by Henry David Thoreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An elegant reminder of solitary pleasure in nature. (Picture book/memoir. 8-13)"
Selections from Thoreau's Walden are illustrated with full-page and double-page watercolors. Read full book review >