Search Results: "Salvatore Scibona"


BOOK REVIEW

THE END by Salvatore Scibona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A demanding but rewarding novel likely to appeal to a very small audience."
A well-crafted, unabashedly literary debut. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN NEW YORK by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"It's very pretty, but doesn't replace other such standbys as Kathy Jakobsen's My New York (1993, 2003). (Picture book. 4-7)"
This is not, of course, about New York City as a whole, but about Manhattan, as nearly all such volumes aimed at young people are. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN PARIS by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sparkling lights and lovely sights fill this whirlwind tour of Paris. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there really a building with its ductwork and escalators on the outside? Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Light on explicit violence, gore or death despite plenty of opportunities for all three, this makes sturdy fare for younger fans of D&D or sword-and-sorcery fantasy in general. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Opening a new plotline set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms, this father-son collaboration sends Maimun—a 12-year-old orphan with a mysterious past who bears a god-connected stone that seems to radiate good luck—fleeing from the very quick and powerful demon Asbeel. Read full book review >

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SHOULD WOMEN PREACH? by Salvatore Mancini
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An enthusiastic, if not erudite, inquisition of biblical support for women's leadership in the church."
A Christian educator makes the case for female preachers in this debut spiritual study. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON APOSTLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid conclusion to this popular trilogy, even though, disappointingly, Salvatore chooses a trite and rather obvious method of setting up yet more sequels. (Author tour)"
Third part of Salvatore's trilogy following The Demon Awakens (1997) and The Demon Spirit (1998). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"In Salvatore's account, we get a glimpse of the private poet in all his wide mystery. (32 pages illustrations, not seen)"
In this biography based on the newly discovered journals of Amos Webber, Cornell historian Salvatore has given us a fascinating, enigmatic figure of 19th-century black American history. Read full book review >

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Released: May 25, 2012

"A wandering guide that offers some useful wisdom."
A guide to meeting self-defined goals via determination, persistence and faith. Read full book review >

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THE ANCIENT by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2008

"Fails to hit the highs of previous Corona books, but still a worthy addition to the lore of Salvatore's invented world."
A monk, a dwarf and an outlaw walk into an ice castle to cross swords with a power-hungry religious zealot—and, no, that's not the setup for a joke. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2005

"A spellbinding, well-written tale of power, passion, love and betrayal."
A Sicilian family struggles to survive the harsh injustices of nature, the Mafia and World War II. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FAIR SUCCESS USING HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS by Salvatore Tocci
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"A sturdy, readable, and useful title in the 'Science Fair Success Series.' (brief glossary, further reading, useful Web sites, suppliers, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Middle-school science students will find this title a useful jumping-off place for science explorations using readily available household products, including toothpaste, shampoo, soap, hand lotion, sun block, detergent, aspirin, and orange juice. Read full book review >