Search Results: "Sandro Veronesi"


BOOK REVIEW

QUIET CHAOS by Sandro Veronesi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2011

"Veronesi's point, that Pietro is no crazier than anybody else in a world that has lost its bearings, is made sympathetically but at too great length."
Your wife dies suddenly. You're left with your little girl. Now what? The Italian Veronesi (The Force of the Past, 2003, etc.) explores a widower's eccentric behavior in his prize-winning eighth novel, later an art-house movie. Read full book review >

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THE FORCE OF THE PAST by Sandro Veronesi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2003

"Gianni is a splendid talker in this sophisticated tale of his own privacies: it's like passing a splendid few hours in a comfortable bar with a long-missed best friend."
Veronesi's seventh but first to appear in the US is a true pleasure as a man's life seems to be falling apart—but then doesn't. Read full book review >

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WHAT CAME FIRST? by Sandro Natalini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"A perfunctory run-through of big topics far too weighty to be crammed into this slim, eminently skippable volume. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
This import's chaotic design and message are likely to leave younger readers more confused rather than less about life, the universe and everything. Read full book review >

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EDGEWATER ANGELS by Sandro Meallet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"A story that begins with death and ends with birth: in-between, there's a powerful anecdotal tale of salvation."
Irony, cynicism, realism—even a touch of magical realism—blend together in this coming-of-age debut set in the projects of Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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TRACKS: RACING THE SUN by Sandro Martini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sprawling, adrenaline-drenched story that will appeal even to readers who know next to nothing about auto racing."
In this fact-based historical novel, a journalist seeks to uncover the secrets of the men who dominated Grand Prix racing in Europe prior to the second world war. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

When Wolf decides he's "fed up with bein wicked all the time," he appeals to Red Riding Hood for help. Read full book review >