Search Results: "Viana La Place"


BOOK REVIEW

VERDURA by Viana La Place
NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1991

The co-author of those sprightly Italian recipe collections Pasta Fresca (1985) and Cucina Rustica (1990) single-handedly takes on Italian ways with vegetables here, as she roasts, fries, stuffs, tosses, and even smashes them against the table in a variety of antipasti, soup, stews, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and rice and polenta dishes. Read full book review >

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FARM ANIMALS by La Coccinella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A simple game needlessly complicated. (Board book. 1-2)"
A baby's favorite game gets a barnyard setting. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELEPHANT! by La Coccinella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Toddlers ready for simple stories will find better choices among regular picture books. (Board book.1-3)"
This very busy board book seems to want to be a toy. Read full book review >

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THE GUILT PROJECT by Vanessa Place
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"A sophisticated, brave look at a topic that too often provokes merely panic, prejudice and posturing."
Drawing insight from a career defending "the most loathed of the loathsome," a California appellate attorney looks at crime and punishment under our sex laws. Read full book review >

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THE RING AND THE CROWN by Melissa de la Cruz
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2014

"Readers captivated by the setting may enjoy this novel-length setup; they will hope for more plot in the next installment. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The lives of five teens intersect in turn-of-the-20th-century London, the capital of the Franco-British Empire. Read full book review >

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MASQUERADE by Melissa de la Cruz
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Several unknown motivations are reserved for the next installment, and de la Cruz sometimes strains the plot, leaning soapwards near the end; but overall, a tasty and alluring sequel for the vampire-sex-and-fashion set. (Fantasy. YA)"
Sexy vampires in Coco Chanel glam up Manhattan in the continuing web of intrigue. Read full book review >

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WE WERE HERE by Matt de la Peña
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A story of friendship that will appeal to teens and will engage the most reluctant readers. (Fiction. YA)"
The emotional diary of a teenager, Miguel Castañeda, sentenced to one year in a group home and to keep a journal. Read full book review >

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THE FALCONMASTER by R.L. La Fevers
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Sequels may be on the way: don't wait up for them. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Wooden dialogue, weak storytelling and a slow start consign this promisingly premised fantasy to the status of an also-ran. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING IN BETWEEN by Melissa de la Cruz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Typical teen drama elevated by its exploration of a complex social issue but hampered by an unrealistically feel-good conclusion. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Jasmine de los Santos, an overachieving 16-year-old immigrant from the Philippines, looks forward to a vibrant future, until she discovers a family secret that threatens to take away her American dream. Read full book review >