Search Results: "Erica Lyn Schmidt"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2011

"A thinking, active alternative for readers who fall between adult nonfiction and all the rhyming dino fare meant for the younger set. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In-depth facts about 13 dinosaurs are interspersed with activities that teach readers about anatomy and how paleontologists understand body structure. Read full book review >

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ABOUT SCHMIDT by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A sly, sharp portrait of an amoral but appealing figure, and of the declining world of privilege that has shaped him."
An elegant, precise, droll novel about a lawyer's startling transformation, by the author of Wartime Lies (1991) and The Man Who Was Late (1993). Read full book review >

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PRETENDING TO BE ERICA by Michelle Painchaud
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 21, 2015

"A thriller premise with a satisfying shades-of-gray resolution. (Suspense. 14-17)"
Raised up by her foster father to become the world's best con artist, Violet's disguised as a girl who's both very rich and very dead. Read full book review >

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SAGA OF LYN by Aric C Carter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 26, 2014

"A solid adventure story with unique monsters and challenges, despite occasional lapses into predictability."
Carter's debut novel blends epic fantasy tropes, Zen-like magical abilities, unique mythological creatures and humorous character development into a frothy adventure. Read full book review >

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SCHMIDT STEPS BACK by Louis Begley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2012

"The good news is that Schmidt still feels he has 10 years to live, which likely means at least one more novel."
In the third of the Schmidt novels, what had been described as a comedy of manners turns tragic and redemptive. Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >

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THE MOAI MURDERS by Lyn Hamilton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"Readers will be so mesmerized by Rapa Nui they'll probably add it to their own Life Lists. Hamilton (The Thai Amulet, 2003, etc.) makes an excellent tour guide, even if she packs too much baggage into her mystery."
Archaeologists, tourists, and murder victims converge on isolated Easter Island. Read full book review >

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DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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THE OFFICER'S CODE by Lyn Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2014

"An interesting, if painful, depiction of World War I from the losing side."
A young Englishman is banished to Germany in 1912 and becomes a cavalry officer, but his love for his newly adopted homeland puts him on the losing side of World War I. Read full book review >