Search Results: "Christina Schwarz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EDGE OF THE EARTH by Christina Schwarz
Released: April 2, 2013

"Strong characters and plotting—including a nifty final twist involving Jane—maintain the interest in a rather slowly paced narrative."
On a lighthouse off the northern California coast, a young woman discovers her husband's true nature—and her own—in Schwarz's latest thoughtful exploration of family ties (So Long at the Fair, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALL IS VANITY by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Brave in its unforgiving nastiness, if not exactly amusing (and possibly toxic to aspiring writers)."
After her compassionate and hugely successful debut (Drowning Ruth, 2000), Schwarz returns with something completely different: a mean-spirited account of how a would-be novelist who can't write brings down her best friend, a domestic social striver with dreams beyond her means. Read full book review >

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DROWNING RUTH by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An engrossing debut from a writer to watch."
With quietly powerful prose and carefully nuanced description, a first-novelist creates a satisfying fictional world inhabited by complicated people painfully coming to terms with their common history. Read full book review >

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SO LONG AT THE FAIR by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2008

"A true American tragedy, full of love as well as despair."
Following one crucial day in a marriage tottering on the brink, Schwarz (All Is Vanity, 2002, etc.) shows the fragility, complexity and danger inherent in love. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

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KEEPING CHRISTINA by Sue Ellen Bridgers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"Though the language here rarely sparkles and the pace bogs down at times, Bridgers's accessible story will have real validity for those who've been used by Christina and her kind. (Fiction. 12- 16)"
We've all met them—the manipulators who contrive to turn families and friends against one another. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINA ROSSETTI by Jan Marsh
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry. (16 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An adept survey of the outwardly placid, internally conflicted life of an English counterpart to Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >

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Fifty Shades of Schwarz by Ed Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"A fairly amusing, sometimes erotic story of contemporary urban Jewish young womanhood."
In Harris' novel, a young Jewish woman in a dead-end relationship meets a charismatic man who enjoys spanking her. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

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THE VERY REAL GHOST BOOK OF CHRISTINA ROSE by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Christina Rose. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many years after their mother is killed in a plane crash, Christina and her twin brother, Dan, move with their father from the suburbs of New York City to a sleepy little town in California. Read full book review >

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IS THERE A DOG IN THIS BOOK? by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Eric Hill's classic Spot books come off as rather staid (not that that's necessarily a bad thing) next to this rambunctious, interactive hide-and-seek. (Novelty picture book. 3-5)"
The feline trio that tumbled through There Are Cats in This Book (2008) and There Are No Cats in This Book (2010) welcomes a new friend—and you can, too!Read full book review >