Search Results: "Daniel Schulman"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 2014

" A straightforward, evenhanded and often riveting assessment."
Mother Jones senior editor Schulman delivers provocative reportage on the Koch alpha-family legacy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCRAWL by Mark Schulman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A memorable debut. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tod Munn is in trouble for breaking into school and vandalizing school property. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"A useful supplementary reference for students of child development, but burdensome for parents."
The subtitle of this book, implying a magic formula that lets children's minds blossom, speaks to the dreams of every caring middle-class parent. Read full book review >

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THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Advocacy fiction—a little preachy and obvious but also genuinely passionate about both the cause of African wildlife and the sensory experience of Africa, which Schulman brings to tactile life."
Two Americans have life-altering experiences in Africa a century apart in this environmentalist adventure novel from Schulman (A House Named Brazil, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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CARMINE'S STORY by Arlene Schulman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"While Schulman has difficulty keeping the first-person narration distinctly childlike, especially when she's conveying technical information about HIV and AIDS, the story is a poignant look at one boy's short life, and the disease that was with him since birth. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A sensitive, sorrowful photo-essay; Schulman exhibits no tendency to sugar-coat the troubled life of Carmine, who was born with the HIV virus and had full-blown AIDS since he was two. Read full book review >

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23RD PRECINCT by Arlene Schulman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"A sharp and biting portrait that—despite real glimpses of dignity and courage—no police department is likely to pick up for recruiting purposes."
A fine, grim piece of living theater—a year spent with a New York City police precinct located in a shady part of town—from photographer and journalist Schulman (Carmine's Story, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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P.S. by Helen Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2001

"The back-from-the-dead premise is such a stretch, and Louise is so whining, wheedling, groveling, and desperately seeking that—in her own description—she lacks dignity. Which goes to the heart of why it's so hard to like her."
Novelist/nonfiction author Schulman (The Revisionist, 1998, etc.) offers yet another tale of an angst-ridden late-thirtysomething obsessing about relationships. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH JONAH by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Formulaic, but written brightly, and charmingly sincere."
A tropical version of The Paper Chase, describing a young woman's first year at an Indonesian medical school, by the author of The Cage (1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF TIME by Helen Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"A disappointing second effort."
A story collection, lamely masquerading as a novel, that revolves around (and around) the death of Kenneth Gordon Gold, aged 20, who drove his car down an empty road straight into a tree. Read full book review >

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RAT BOHEMIA by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"A bit overdramatic, perhapsbut Schulman (Empathy, 1992, etc.) artfully conveys her characters' particular sense of loss. (Author tour)"
Poverty, AIDS, and alienation hobble the lives of the lesbian and gay protagonists of this Lower East Side novelan unusually insightful if sometimes self-indulgent tale of love lost, briefly gained, and lost again. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Schulman goes a long way toward putting a human— if battered—face on a profession long in disrepute. (100 b&w photos)"
A sharp, affectionate portrait—in words and stunning photographs—of prizefighters in their milieu. Read full book review >

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LEAGUE OF STRAYS by L.B. Schulman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Peer pressure is an evergreen theme, but it is imperfectly explored here. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A group of misfits is drawn together by a charismatic, sinister boy for friendship and revenge. Read full book review >