Search Results: "Shorty Rossi"


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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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Released: July 21, 2011

"A fractured, unpolished but chilling record of dark institutional misdeeds."
After being hospitalized as a girl in 1950s Montreal, memoirist Rossi recalls her years spent as an unwilling medical test subject, most likely under a project funded by the CIA. Read full book review >

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APPOINTMENT WITH IL DUCE by Hozy Rossi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Though clumsily farcical in its first half, Rossi's tale succeeds in touching the reader with its melancholy blend of nicely observed domesticity, youthful idealism, art, and love, all amid the indifferent momentum of history."
An attractive debut that begins as a lightly comic biography of the young Beppe Arpino, then gradually accumulates a sober gravity before ending in Arpino's attempt to assassinate the prime minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Inspired, offbeat and mesmerizing. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Debut author Rossi creates a dystopian world in which a teenage girl loses her home but finds truth, love and identity. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Potential value as a competently written, step-by-step how-to from an apparently experienced insider, but often reads more as a gleeful tell-all from a guy who got away with it."
Using his "9 Golden Rules" of infidelity, Rossi teaches women how to successfully cheat on their significant others. Read full book review >