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DOUBLE ESPRESSO by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 17, 1998

"As for what keeps Bruno from scaling the heights of Leonard's mobbed-up farces: Be warned that when Loretta finally breaks down and orders a double espresso, Bruno cuts away before she even gets a chance to drink it."
Another madcap adventure for New Jersey parole officers Loretta Kovacs and Frank Marvelli, assigned this time to bring back an errant hit man who just happens to be Marvelli's brother-in-law. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: WILLIAM GIRALDI
by Joe M. O'Connell

Novelist William Giraldi found writing his memoir The Hero's Body at once arduous and simple.

The book entwines his experiences as a teenage bodybuilder, the story of his ultra-macho working-class family and his father's untimely death in a motorcycle crash when he was in his 40s, the author in his 20s.

"I really started writing it when my ...


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MESMERIZED by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Rockliff and Bruno's playful approach buoys solid science and history. (author's note, sources) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Ben Franklin's several years in France during the American Revolution included an occasion on which he consulted on a scientific matter for the French king. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING BUT ORDINARY ADDIE by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

" An out-of-the-ordinary biography. (biographical research notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Artwork and layout reminiscent of 19th-century posters and paper dolls tell the true tale of magician Adelaide Herrmann, once known as the Queen of Magic. Read full book review >

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NAPOLEON ON WAR by Bruno Colson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2015

"A thoroughly detailed scholarly work, somewhat repetitious and not for the merely curious or casual reader. For professional military historians and theorists, however, it should be highly useful."
Editor Colson (History/Universite de Namur, Belgium) closely examines the military concepts and strategies of "the greatest warrior of all time," whose "mastery of mass warfare and his ability to raise, organize, and equip numerous armies dramatically changed the art of war." Read full book review >

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WILLIAM MCKEEN
by Gregory McNamee

Charles Manson had a sweet, clear voice, reminiscent of Chet Baker’s, that could carry a pop song, a jazz standard, or a show tune. He wrote some good songs, a couple of which became unironic hipster anthems decades later. He charmed his way into an elite circle of Los Angeles musicians, and he swayed a few of them to record ...


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THE ASTEROID by Bruno Cataldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Integrating games and narrative has potential, but shouldn't saving humanity demand something more gripping than working a Sudoku? (Requires iOS 6.0 & up.) (iPad science-fiction app. 10-16)"
A young man is determined to save Earth from an alien invasion—with a few breaks for video games. Read full book review >

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THE KING IS NAKED! by Bruno Gibert
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2004

"Illustrated with childlike simplicity in crayon and watercolor, this may tickle young audiences, but it's as slight as it is light—more an extended underwear joke than a recast 'Emperor's New Clothes.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
Gibert makes his US children's debut with a bit of foolery: one hot day, Lion unzips his furry outside and goes for a stroll—clad only in underwear. Read full book review >

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PASSAGE TO SUNRISE by Bruno Jambor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"A suspenseful tale brimming with intriguing concepts."
A CIA operative-turned-monk threatens a covert organization that advocates science over religion in Jambor's (Wildfire in the Desert, 2015) thriller.Read full book review >

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BAD APPLE by Anthony Bruno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"You'll never find a better argument for spending the holiday at home."
The day before Thanksgiving things always go a little haywire. Read full book review >