Search Results: "E.R. Frank"


BOOK REVIEW

DIME by E.R. Frank
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Dime's desire to save her friend transcends artifice and approaches heroism, making for a tremendously affecting novel. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Frank's first novel since Wrecked (2005) is a searing examination of teenage prostitution.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA by E.R. Frank
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A wrenching tour de force despite America's overly symbolic name, it is a work of sublime humanity. (Fiction. YA)"
It's hard to imagine what America has going for him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IS FUNNY by E.R. Frank
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An astounding first effort. (Fiction. YA)"
This raw portrayal of 11 New York City high school students of various ages and races quickly belies its ironic title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WRECKED by E.R. Frank
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Anna's voice and situation are both entirely genuine—and scarily relevant—however, and both make this a highly worthwhile read. (Fiction. 12+)"
A teen copes with post-traumatic stress disorder after the car she is driving home after a party collides with one driven by her brother's girlfriend, killing her. Read full book review >

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FRICTION by E.R. Frank
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"Frank's focus on the highly combustible environment of a classroom full of pubescent children and the chaos one abused teen can bring to those around her is subtly done, and will be immediately recognizable to her readers. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Alex is 12, teetering on the cusp of puberty, and enormously happy with her life. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DAYCLEAN by e.r. dinsmoor
Released: July 11, 2012

"Despite a few hiccups, an attention-grabbing mystery with a quirky cast of characters in a steamy Southern setting."
Money and power lie at the root of this murder mystery as a tangled web of characters seeks to protect a young Gullah child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AYRSHIRE MURDERS by E.R. Dillon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 2014

"Although the Scottish hero and his apothecary sidekick in Dillon's series debut are a mite anachronistic in their pursuit of forensic science, Kyle is an attractive hero trying to do right by both Southrons and Scots."
A deputy sheriff balances patriotic loyalty against sworn duty in late-13th-century Scotland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >

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YOUNG CHARLOTTE, FILMMAKER by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Similar in tone and feel to Young Frank, Architect (2013), this companion acts as both promotion for the MoMA and an encouragement to budding artists to think outside the box and pursue their dreams. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Tiny, bespectacled Charlotte is a young filmmaker who has discovered the joy of black-and-white cinematography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LENDING ZOO by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A cool idea poorly executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers get a peek at what it would be like to visit a library that lends animals to patrons. Read full book review >