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 >

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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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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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EMPATHY by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"But such a smart, uncompromising protagonist as Anna deserves a little dramatic momentum and a stronger plot."
The hyper-observant, gritty-honest voice that characterizes all of Schulman's lesbian protagonists (People in Trouble, 1989; After Delores, 1988) is now cooler, steadier, and more refined- -here, ``Anna O.'' meets ``Doc,'' post-Freudian analyst to the denizens of the doomed Lower East Side, and she finds love and a measure of peace in the process. Read full book review >

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THE REVISIONIST by Helen Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"A minor addition to the fiction memorializing Jewish suburban-American angst."
Second-novelist Schulman (Out of Time, 1991) offers a tragicomedy about a doctor whose marital problems trigger a radical reevaluation of his entire life. Read full book review >

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A DAY AT THE BEACH by Helen Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Schulman (P.S., 2004, etc.) succeeds in creating an identifiable emotional landscape out of an incomprehensible tragedy."
On September 11, a Manhattan family escapes to the Hamptons as the Twin Towers fall. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE NAMED BRAZIL by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"An enchanting journey through the century, filled with a veritable circus of yarns."
A magical tale from Schulman (Swimming with Jonah, 1999, etc.), combining photographs, family tree graphs, and fanciful storytelling in the multigenerational Mourne family saga. Read full book review >

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THE COSMOPOLITANS by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Jarring and beautiful, this is a modern classic."
Style and setting allow some beauty to intrude on this story of love, loss, and how low one might stoop to right a wrong. 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 >

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SHIMMER by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Agitprop, pure and simple: The physical details of the period are nicely evoked, but the story itself is more a crude rant than a perceptive reprise of an era."
A pretentious lefty fairy tale of postwar New York by philosophe-novelist Schulman (Rat Bohemia, 1995, etc.), who tries—with a lot of cultural name-dropping and the usual references to Joseph McCarthy—to introduce us to an era and place that we have met many times already. Read full book review >