Search Results: "David Servan-Schreiber"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"A profoundly human book that touches readers with a rare and healing candor."
With poignant simplicity and heartbreaking humility, recently deceased psychiatrist Servan-Schreiber (Anticancer: A New Way of Life, 2008, etc.) recounts the events of the year preceding his final battle with brain cancer. Read full book review >

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SUSAN SONTAG by Daniel Schreiber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Schreiber's intelligent reading of Sontag's works and his fair and balanced handling of the impassioned controversies she generated admirably serve both his subject and his readers."
A sensitive, cleareyed biography of an intellectual star, first published in Germany in 2007. Read full book review >

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AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Filled with gratuitous violence, unnecessary vulgarity and unending cliché, this story often slides from merely bad into truly offensive. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
In Schreiber's debut novel for teens, an awkward high-school exchange student morphs into a beautiful assassin, changing a boring prom night into a dangerous race against time. Read full book review >

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ONCE IN A FULL MOON by Ellen Schreiber
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Still, bland heroine meets not-too-dangerous paranormal creature is a proven formula, and the author follows it faithfully. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
Bestselling paranormal author Schreiber (Vampire Kisses, 2003, etc.) tries her hand at a werewolf love story. Read full book review >

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COMEDY GIRL by Ellen Schreiber
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Frenetically flaky and mildly humorous, this definitely has teen appeal potential even though librarians may find it wearisome. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Goofy 17-year-old drama queen and comedienne Trixie Shapiro unexpectedly wins a contest at a local Chicago club and immediately is whisked into the stand-up scene. Read full book review >

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PEBBLE BEACH by Mark Schreiber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Bogeys a few holes, but buries enough birdies to break even."
A dying man reminisces while playing golf at storied course Pebble Beach. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE DEAD by Joe Schreiber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Grim horror story with a retro feel. Debut author Schreiber lacks finesse, but intermittently registers genuine chills."
A sadistic kidnapper sends a single mother on a harrowing all-night drive through small Massachusetts towns. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 2011

"For those who learn best through narrative and a certain amount of historical context, Schreiber's tale will be an excellent introduction to the basics of Western physics."
Debut novelist Schreiber uses the conceit of a naive protagonist and time travel to teach the history of Western physics in this "edu-novel." Read full book review >

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PERRY'S KILLER PLAYLIST by Joe Schreiber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An action blockbuster in print form: loud, fun and entirely forgettable. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
The stunning assassin returns, heaping chaos on her lovably obtuse musician as he struggles to complete a European tour (Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, 2011). Read full book review >

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NEXT OF KIN by Joseph Schreiber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 1994

"But nothing about Nicholas' peril is equal to his demented, tender abductor's unwitting hints at just how disturbing it's going to be."
A 14-year-old boy, impatient with his family's suburban rituals, gets more than his share of the unusual when he's kidnapped by a girl claiming to be his sister. Read full book review >

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CON ACADEMY by Joe Schreiber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Quick and entertaining, this comic romp fulfills its promising setup. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A boy from a con-artist family cheats his way into an exclusive private school only to find a rival grifter at work there. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE KISSES by Ellen Schreiber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Cheesily written, but cute. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An awkwardly endearing tale of teen angst and Goth romance. Read full book review >