Search Results: "Silvia Knoploch"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 17, 2013

"A well-intentioned parable, full of big ideas but short on emotional intensity."
An exploration of reincarnation and spiritual growth, written by a mother and father who claim to be channeling their deceased son's words. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2009

"Implausible but laudable."
A far-fetched book of poetry that nonetheless delivers a valuable message of consolation to those who have lost loved ones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2008

"A touching exploration of life's possibilities which illustrates that death is not an end, but a part of the life cycle."
Inspirational afterlife memoir studded with messages for the living from a young man who has passed, as divined through his father. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2014

"An unexpected, poetic tale, in which the medium really is the message."
This new version of Don Quixote is less an update of Cervantes than a comforting affirmation that our souls live on after we die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Simply captivating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two cats find friendship in their seemingly opposite (yet, oh so similar!) lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEAR, FAR by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Entertaining and mind-expanding. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Perception is everything as readers are invited to see animals from close up and afar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOICES FROM A TIME by Silvia Bonucci
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2006

"Bonucci can't quite muster the necessary urgency and suspense. There is something finished or unchangeable in her characters that marks them as belonging not to a novelistic present but to a historical past."
This debut novel by Bonucci, known in Italy as an anti-Berlusconi political activist, is the portrait of a wealthy Jewish family living in Trieste in the turbulent period between 1900 and the rise of the fascist movement in the '20s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING TO ELBA by Antony Shugaar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2012

"A beach read for strong-willed, independent souls."
Who can help two young women escape the gravitational pull of their hometown? Can they rely on each other, or will they have to separate and trust others? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES, RESHAPE! by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2016

"An imaginative counting book that also encourages shape recognition and vocabulary building. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Counting down from 10, readers view colorful, neatly stacked shapes with a hint of the rearrangement—into familiar forms—that will follow after the page turn. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON'T by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Artistic simplicity and visual play spark unfettered fun in this charming little book. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An engaging treat for keen-eyed readers, Borando's latest wordless concept book is a visual delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAPES AT PLAY by Silvia Borando
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2016

"Offers nothing unique in a market full of concept books about shapes. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Against stark-white pages, identical red triangles, identical yellow squares, and identical blue circles are arranged and rearranged into familiar items amid a text heavily punctuated with exclamation marks. Read full book review >