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 WRECK OF THE ZANZIBAR by Michael Morpurgo
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Laura takes an active role in the rescue; her courage lights up a small, tidy drama. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A great-aunt's childhood diary opens a window to the past in this introspective, deeply felt story by Morpurgo (The War of Jenkins' Ear, p. 1284, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALL DON’T LIE by Matt de la Peña
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Gritty and mesmerizing. (Fiction. YA)"
Travis Reichard only answers to the name Stick. Read full book review >

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A TIME FOR WEDDING CAKE by Salvatore La Puma
Released: Jan. 21, 1990

Winner of a recent Flannery O'Connor award for The Boys of Bensonhurst (1987), La Puma returns to the old Brooklyn neighborhood for more ethnic melodrama in this, his first novel—a clumsy fiction that takes the clichÇ of the hot-blooded Sicilian to absurd dramatic lows. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Likely, like its predecessor, to be a fixture on bestseller lists—but not for its imaginative or literary qualities. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Ominous portents in Auradon send the offspring of four Disney villains home—to discover that their evil parents have disappeared. Read full book review >

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TEGNê by Richard La Plante
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Fair-to-middling entertainment for martial-arts fans, but little for orthodox fantasists to chew on."
Martial-arts fantasy from the author of Leopard (1994), etc. Renagi, the cruel and arrogant Warlord of Zendow, conceives a passion for the beautiful Maliseet, a peasant girl from one of Zendow's slave villages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"An accessible guide for empowering women to advance in their careers."
An executive outlines best practices for climbing the corporate ladder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"An excellent blend of common-sense nutritional advice and inviting recipes for mothers and their charges."
La Leche League International presents a balanced diet for pregnant mothers, new mothers and, by extension, the whole family. Read full book review >