Search Results: "Vincent J. Fontana"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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Released: May 1, 2013

"A celebration of marriage, narrowly defined."
Genuine, accessible advice on strengthening a marriage through communication. Read full book review >

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A WIDOW’S WALK by Marian Fontana
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An impassioned, non-manipulative memorial, timed to coincide with the fourth anniversary of 9/11."
Fontana tugs at the heartstrings in this engrossing, inspiring 9/11 memoir. 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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THE LUCKY PLACE by Zu Vincent
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"The writing is clear and elegant, but the young adults who might be intrigued by its tangled darkness will probably be put off by Cassie's precocious narration. (Fiction. YA)"
This complex and deeply sad novel set during the Cold War will have trouble finding an audience. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE STORE by Vincent Romeo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Artful and honest, with a voice so genuine it transports."
Actor Romeo's piquant memoir of growing up as an Italian-American boy in pre- and postwar Cleveland, Ohio—a time, place and culture that threw him many ups and downs. Read full book review >