Search Results: "Verona Rylander"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 20, 2012

"Branches beyond the reach of a typical cancer-widow memoir, achieving an inspiring depth of spirit."
Rylander's memoir follows her as she grieves and grows through her husband Jim's illness and death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANISHING VERONA by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2004

"Like all Livesey's novels: notable for her penetrating knowledge of the human heart coupled with respect for its essential mysteries, both explored in elegant, evocative prose."
A housepainter with Asperger's syndrome and a pregnant, unmarried radio host meet under false pretenses, have sex, and then are separated for nearly the duration of this unsparing yet cautiously hopeful story examining love's many varieties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"Parks has no problem with the surrender of civility on Sundays in soccer stadiums. His readers probably will. (1 map)"
The prolific English-born novelist (Mimi's Ghost, 2001), essayist (Hell and Back, 2002), and memoirist (An Italian Education, 1995) romps around Italy with the rarely civil but always rabid supporters of a mediocre professional soccer team. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO GUYS FROM VERONA by James Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Nervy, packed with stinging riffs on consumer rituals and passions: fiction that dares to hold a mirror up to our laughable, worrisome souls."
A pair of old high-school chums—one yuppie-rich, the other a slightly schizo slacker living at home with Mom—change places in this witty, unexpectedly moving take on our (shallow, consumerist, frantic) times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MASTER OF VERONA by David Blixt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Intricate plotting, well-staged scenes and colorful descriptions enhance head-spinning but lively entertainment."
A debut historical novel peopled by Dante and other Italian Renaissance figures, along with reimagined Montagues and Capulets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH IN VERONA by Roy Harley Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 9, 1989

"Strictly for Shakespeare aficionados and die-hard Coll fans."
Book-dealer/sleuth Matthew Coil, who has time for everyone's business but his own (The Manuscript Murders, etc.), has arrived in Verona. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LONG WAY FROM VERONA by Jane Gardam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"The qualities for which Gardam is cherished (the quirkiness, the bright-eyed wonder at reality) are already apparent in this early work."
This venerable British author is best known in the U.S. for her Old Filth trilogy, completed this year. Now, here's an opportunity to read her first novel, from 1971, about a girl on the cusp of puberty in wartime England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH STALL: PART III by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Readers of the previous installments will be eager to see how it all plays out, but they may well be disappointed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the third and final installment of the Fourth Stall saga, Mac and Vince are pulled back into the world of organized crime at their middle school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTDOWN ZERO by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Both established fans of Agent Zero and those new to the series will surely find Carson a funny and endearing mini-Bond, right down to the supercool gadgets. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Fresh off a stint as an "actual, real-life" secret agent who almost singlehandedly saved the world, Carson Fender, aka Agent Zero, is having trouble adjusting to post-mission life as an ordinary seventh-grader back in North Dakota. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CODENAME ZERO by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Still, this is an exciting, zippy read that will leave readers wondering if there's more to their own hometowns than meets the eye. (Thriller. 9-12)"
Desperate to spice up life in his small, North Dakota town, seventh-grader Carson Fender has secured his position as Erik Hill Middle School's number-one prankster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH STALL: PART II  by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Readers will be flushed with excitement to follow Mac's operations from the fourth stall. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Someone's out to destroy Mac's middle school, and Mac must find a way to stop him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOURTH STALL by Chris Rylander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Although it will likely shed readers along the way, it implies a sequel at the end, and those who make it to the final pages will look forward to it. (Fiction. 9-13)"
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