Search Results: "Shorty Rossi"


BOOK REVIEW

FOUR FEET TALL AND RISING by Shorty Rossi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A candid, charged slice of personal history."
A salty, pugnacious memoir of a Little Person, his gangland background, his love of pit bulls and his road back from self-destruction. Read full book review >

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SHORTY & CLEM by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Understandable, if not exactly model, behavior makes for a funny, sympathetic read. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shorty suffers an overwhelming ethical dilemma when a mysterious package arrives for the temporarily absent Clem. Read full book review >

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TROMBONE SHORTY by Troy Andrews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This well-told and exquisitely illustrated story of a musician with a steep career trajectory will inspire young readers to pursue their passions, despite the challenges. (illustrator's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
An autobiographical tale of a young man who started making "musical gumbo" at age 4. Read full book review >

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GET SHORTY by Elmore Leonard
Released: Aug. 16, 1990

"Very smart and twisty and funny: a Leonard classic."
Leonard's solid-gold pen squirts acid all over Hollywood—for which he's written several screenplays—in this multilayered, superbly entertaining crime thriller. Read full book review >

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REMEMBERING MRS. ROSSI by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A tender treatment of loss and recovery. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eight-year-old Annie is devastated by the sudden death of her mother. Read full book review >

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THE RAGING SKILLET by Rossi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A humorous and witty chronicle of a woman's pulling-herself-up-by-her-bootstraps rise through the culinary ranks."
How one woman learned to cook and made a name for herself in the catering industry. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOOK OF GRAZIA DEI ROSSI by Jacqueline Park
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Historical fiction at its best."
The splendor and tumult of the Italian Renaissance live con brio in this page-turning tale of a remarkable young Jewish woman whose love for a Christian nobleman divides her heart and soul. Read full book review >

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INTO THE STILL BLUE by Veronica Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"In spite of the shortcomings, loyal fans will still enjoy the (predictably) happy ending. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
This conclusion to the Under the Never Sky trilogy begins as increasingly destructive electromagnetic Aether storms ravage the landscape. Read full book review >

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SEEKER by Veronica Rossi
Released: May 16, 2017

"For readers who want a military twist to their apocalyptic adventure/romance. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three apocalyptic horsemen and one former Seeker search for their fourth rider in this sequel. Read full book review >

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RIDERS by Veronica Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Not a lot of plot or subtlety, but plenty of explosions in this macho, military story. (Fantasy. 14-20)"
Bickering boys slouch toward something in this semi-apocalyptic action tale. Read full book review >

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A TALE OF TWO BESTIES by Sophia Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fluffy romp in familiar territory. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Separated by new high schools, two best friends dive into unfriendly social waters without each other as safety nets. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Though it takes too long to get started, it delivers compelling drama in the end; whether that's enough to keep fans engaged for Into the Still Blue (coming in 2014) is debatable. (Dystopian romance. 14 & up)"
Rossi returns to her dystopia, in which main characters Aria and Peregrine fight for survival in the face of unpredictable forces (Under the Never Sky, 2012). Read full book review >