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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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SPLIT SKIRT by Agnes Rossi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"She has all the gifts and now must seek an absolutely personal voice that stamps a page as her own."
Humane fiction by a writer whose compassion runs widely and absorbs the reader. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"Fiction by a genuine and welcome talent, but one must wonder at the rush to publish so slight a collection; with her clear vision and instinct for home-truths, Rossi seems clearly capable of better and more."
Ordinary suburban people face family violence, sexual awakening, and death. 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 17, 1995

"One wonders what he'd make of Dostoevsky's Last Night."
A sluggish, underimagined short novelthe first work to appear in English by a Uruguayan writer now living in Spaininvokes the image of the great Russian novelist as a precursor of the blasÇ journalist whose gambling obsession is its surface subject. Read full book review >