Search Results: "Stephen Greco"


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NOW AND YESTERDAY by Stephen Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 2014

"Greco has written a life-affirming yet melancholy, John O'Hara-like analysis of post-baby-boom-meets-millennial-queer Big Apple society."
Greco (Dreadnought, 2009, etc.) slides a slice of American gay culture under the literary microscope. Read full book review >

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CYRIL THE MANDRILL by Francesca Greco
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"No replacement for the classic, but an acceptable alternative and a small lesson in acceptance of those who are different. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Greco switches species and locale on Leo Lionni's Frederick (1967), but keeps the basic plot. Read full book review >

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Dracaena Marginata by Donald Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2014

"A unique, emotional novel about lifelong companionship and brutal social injustice."
An intense, uplifting third novel from Greco (Tommy the Quarterback, 2012, etc.) that maps an unlikely friendship as it confronts adulthood, prejudice and the mistreatment of the mentally ill. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"A quick, easy read that falls short of expectations."
Greco's (Dreams, 2010) second novel features a young woman in pursuit of answers to a family mystery. Read full book review >

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THE LADY WITH THE PURPLE HAT by Otilia Greco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2017

"A breezy, soap opera-style story frothed with equal parts jealousy, vengeance, greed, and glamour."
A melodrama features a scorned wife and her dire desire to end up a grieving widow rather than an embittered ex-spouse. Read full book review >

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Hell's Belle by Karen Greco
Released: June 17, 2013

"A refreshing addition to the well-stocked vampire genre."
Another action-packed, supernatural crime-fighting offering from Greco (Bloody Boulevard, 2013). Read full book review >

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BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK NIGHTS by Stephen Emond
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"There are no easy answers to the issues at play in this story, and fittingly, there is much that is left open-ended. Readers will be left with plenty on their minds and in their hearts. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
First love, racism, family strife, and the Internet's culture of anonymous cruelty are some of the many themes explored in this illustrated novel by Happyface (2010) author Emond.Read full book review >

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MOZART FINDS A MELODY by Stephen Costanza
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"But either tale makes a thought-provoking study of the creative process. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Costanza spins an upbeat tale from a wisp of fact in his solo debut. Read full book review >

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MAX SPEED by Stephen Shaskan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Great gadzooks! This book is a winner. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a black boy with a big imagination! Read full book review >

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THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Exhilarating and indicting. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Less Than Zero (1985) meets Catcher in the Rye (1951) in this biting bildungsroman.Read full book review >