Search Results: "The Marchesa Colombi"


BOOK REVIEW

A SMALL-TOWN MARRIAGE by The Marchesa Colombi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A trailblazing work, in its way, and a most welcome rediscovery."
This 1885 novella, which reappeared in 1973 under the editorship of the late Italo Calvino, was the most celebrated work of a pseudonymous Italian writer (1840-1920) who may remind contemporary readers of an edgier, funnier George Sand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 29, 2008

"A heartfelt, irreverent look at the underbelly of fine dining."
A popular blogger offers behind-the-scenes tales about working the front of the house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JAZZY DAY by The Melody Book
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2012

"A winning app that could easily be deemed the jazz version of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Smooth. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
This highly user-friendly primer gives kids both a macro and micro lesson about jazz music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY SON, HEY DAUGHTER, COME READ ABOUT WATER by Mind the Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Though at first glance these look like preschool fare, they are eye-openers for any young readers who think their drinking and waste water appear and vanish by magic. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
Small children explore water cycles in four thematically related but independent minibooks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD BLOODED by The Urban Griot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A poor man's Donald Goines, or a really, really poor man's Chester Himes. "
Chicago hit man does what a hit man does—again and again. Read full book review >