Search Results: "Vincent J. Cannato"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"Ambitious in scope and rooted in solid storytelling."
A sweeping history of "the place where the United States worked out its extraordinary national debate over immigration for over three decades." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2001

"An interesting story for anyone interested in urban studies or American history, but with a thicket of political minutiae that's easy to get lost in."
Former New York mayor John Lindsay (who died last year), the son of a long-established but not particularly well-off New York family, cut an unusual figure in the rough-and-tumble world of New York politics. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 10, 2013

"A promising paranormal tale that ultimately fails to soar."
A teenager discovers that a victim of a 50-year-old plane crash isn't yet at rest in this debut supernatural novel. Read full book review >

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DEVILS IN DAYLIGHT by Junichiro Tanizaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Tanizaki laminates a murder mystery and psychological study onto a rumination about the nature of fiction itself."
In this newly translated novella, written in 1918 by early-20th-century Japanese literary master Tanizaki (Red Roofs and Other Stories, 2016, etc.), two friends go in search of a murder that may or may not be about to happen. Read full book review >

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Dying to Live by Vincent J. Monteleone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"A wise and touching tale about a wealthy cancer victim who offers sage advice."
A dying man sets out to recalibrate the course of his life in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 1991

"An impassioned book, a sad and infuriating depiction of America's greatest national disgrace, and a persuasive delineation of humane and sensible solutions."
As medical director of N.Y.C.'s Foundling Hospital and creator of the crisis nursery there, Fontana (Somewhere a Child is Crying, 1973) has seen it all. Read full book review >

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I'M SICK OF IT! by Vincent Bourgeau
ANIMALS
Released: May 19, 1997

"A charming identity crisis, gratifyingly played out; another temporary malcontent can be found in I'm Sick of It: A Fishy Melodrama (0-8431-7925-2). (Board book. 4-6)"
An artful board-book parable. Read full book review >

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MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Twilight fans will love it; more discerning readers will think it ridiculous, but what do they know? (Supernatural romance. YA)"
Harlequin Teen's debut series, Soul Screamers, starts off with a bang. Read full book review >

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100 HOURS by Rachel Vincent
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A paint-by-numbers thriller and superfluous romantic complications create high stakes without any real emotional engagement. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Two Latina cousins are trapped in a web of violence that exposes hard truths about their family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Thoughtful, passionate, and visually exciting—a work that will unquestionably encourage others both to create meaningful monuments, buildings, gardens and to understand them. (Over 500 illustrations, including 200 color and 200 b&w photographs.)"
A brilliant distillation of the ideas of the man called by Philip Johnson ``the most influential architecture teacher ever.'' Here, Scully (Art History/Yale; Pueblo, 1974) surveys with charm, eloquence, and philosophical reflection the history of the symbolic structures that mediate between the human beings who created and use them and the natural world. Read full book review >

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Released: April 15, 2002

"An inspiring and hard-to-put-down celebration of natural childbirth."
A joyous account, packed with warm and wonderful stories, though tinged at the end with sorrow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Even this most resolute, thorough excavation cannot uncover what is no longer there. Still, this is the most complete biography available, and no one is likely to find out much more of consequence about Wheatley."
Carretta (English/Univ. of Maryland; Equiano, the African, 2005) returns with an examination of the life of a woman of whom little is known but whom the author and literary history have crowned as the mother of African-American literature. Read full book review >