Search Results: "Eliot Schrefer"


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THE SCHOOL FOR DANGEROUS GIRLS by Eliot Schrefer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Gripping, violent and terrifying. (Thriller. YA)"
This psychological thriller follows a girl with dark secrets to a school with uneasy mysteries of its own. Read full book review >

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RESCUED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"Strong stuff but an important story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When your brother is an orangutan, you have a serious responsibility. Read full book review >

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THREATENED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Engrossing action and characters readers will keep thinking about in a splendid survival story. (Adventure. 12-16)"
The author of Endangered (2012) introduces another primate species, offering a poignant demonstration of connection between chimpanzees and humans. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KID by Eliot Schrefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Grim."
The life of a 16-year-old boy goes from bad to worse when he leaves his financially strapped parents to become part of a wealthy family's psychodrama. Read full book review >

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ENDANGERED by Eliot Schrefer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Even if some hairbreadth escapes test credulity, this is a great next read for fans of our nearest ape cousins or survival adventure. (map, author's note, author Q&A) (Adventure. 12-16)"
Congolese-American Sophie makes a harrowing trek through a war-torn jungle to protect a young bonobo. Read full book review >

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GLAMOROUS DISASTERS by Eliot Schrefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not as Jackie Collins-slick as the title suggests, but pretty lightweight for a novel about the redemptive power of intellect."
A high-priced tutor sinks into the lives of a dysfunctional Fifth Avenue family in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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ELIOT NESS by Douglas Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"Despite minor flaws, there is much to learn and enjoy for crime-solving fans and American history buffs."
A thorough recounting of the career of Eliot Ness (1903-1957), from humble beginning to humble ending, with spectacular fame in between. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1995

"Though Karl falls short of fully comprehending Evans as an individual, his biography carefully depicts both the ceaseless intellect and the woman in one of the Victorian era's outstanding novelists. (photos, not seen)"
In a biography thick with the historical and literary milieu of Marian ``George Eliot'' Evans, Karl (Franz Kafka: Representative Man, 1991, etc.) proves sensitive to the Victorian contradictions she faced as a first-rate intellect, a sensitive individual, and a plain woman. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ELIOT by Robert Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2015

"Although Crawford modestly claims that his biography is neither 'official' nor definitive, it is unlikely to be surpassed."
A masterful biography of the canonical modernist. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Whatever Eliot's biographic blanks, An Imperfect Life intelligently charts his lifelong 'escape from personality.' (b&w photos, not seen)"
Veteran biographer Gordon ballasts Eliot's listing reputation with a weighty volume that combines—with heavy revisions and some new additions—her well-received partial biographies Eliot's Early Years (1977) and Eliot's New Life (1988). Read full book review >

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GEORGE ELIOT by Rosemary Ashton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Reticence in three volumes,'' Ashton's is an Admiration in one volume—but a readable and informed one at least. (16 pages b&w photos & illustrations)"
The latest life of George Eliot (nÇe Mary Ann Evans), from the biographer of her lifelong companion, G.H. Lewes, brings out this independent-minded woman's shyness and self-doubt as well as her formidable artistic achievements. Read full book review >