Search Results: "Eliot Schrefer"


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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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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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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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A full history of really inclement weather in a nimbus of telling particulars, sure to be popular with fans of disaster tales. (8 pp. photos, not seen)"
Native son and state historian Kleinberg reports on the truly ill wind that blew over Florida 75 years ago. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN REBEL by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An adequate reference work, but short on the mystique that makes Eastwood such a compelling subject."
The life and career of the ultimate Hollywood survivor. Read full book review >

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THE GHOSTS OF BIRDS by Eliot Weinberger
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Weinberger says of the I Ching, 'its fragments and aphorisms are meant to be dipped into at random.' One might say the same of this book, which dazzles as a repository of knowledge and interpretation but otherwise may be an acquired taste."
The accomplished essayist, editor, and translator marries a thirst for other worlds with a questing intellect in this challenging menagerie of writings, some previously published. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2001

"Few will mourn the eradication of the violence and drugs that once defined 42nd Street, but neither will they cheer its transformation into a 'big-ticket corporate alley.' (Illustrations throughout)"
"Ground zero for the manufacture, exhibition, and distribution of pornography, drug dealing, pedophilia, prostitution, and violent street crime," the old 42nd Street gets a root-tootin' sendoff. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 1992

"Effective social history, then, as told by the participants. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Very much in the populist spirit and style of Studs Terkel, the creator of the Foxfire series here documents the experiences of 20th-century civil-rights activists who had a strong connection with the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee. Read full book review >

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JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >