Search Results: "Evan I. Schwartz"


BOOK REVIEW

BERMUDA SCHWARTZ by Bob Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"The sunken-relic plot is serviceable, the Trimmingham subplot rather better. Zack himself remains an anti-authoritarian guy with attitude to spare who's just not as funny as he thinks he is."
Zack Chasteen, ex-football-playing ex-con, continues his tour of the Caribbean with a Bermuda idyll that mixes three parts rum to one part Da Vinci Code. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN BLESSED by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"Bowen builds tension with every page simply by making Evan and Bronwen (Evans to Betsy, 2001, etc.) so likable and resourceful that you pull for them all the way."
Detective Constable Evan Evans has no time for prenuptial jitters. He's just finished hauling his fiancée Bronwen's possessions up to their mountain cottage when a young hiker arrives claiming to have misplaced his girlfriend on the slopes of Snowden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN AND ELLE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Evans and the denizens of Llanfair continue to charm and amuse, but this time they're the victims, along with the reader, of the mystery's mind-boggling confusion."
Constable Evan Evans of the North Wales Police, a one-man force in tiny Llanfair (Evanly Choirs, 1999, etc.), is intrigued by the latest venture of his schoolteacher girlfriend Bronwen Price. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Perhaps too lofty for the general reader, but for anyone with a wary eye on the battles ahead, Schwartz's argument is absorbing and profound."
This balanced scholarly investigation of the Founding Fathers' divergent notions of inherent freedoms—in historical and contemporary terms—is sure to confound those who think they learned everything they need to know in 9th-grade civics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Liberty as a human ideal may never seem more powerful—or problematic—after reading these pages."
Rethinking one of America's most cherished values in search of a better tomorrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN HELP US by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"An easy-to-take mix of literate style, charming hero, and quiet mayhem."
The Welsh village of Llanfair is abuzz with gossip about recent events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STREET SMART by Samuel I. Schwartz
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A readable and provocative book making the convincing claim that the best city is one in which people can move around easily."
How to fix our transportation nightmare? Former New York City traffic commissioner Schwarz ventures some ideas—and while many are oddly counterintuitive, they just might work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVAN CAN WAIT by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Though Evan's superiors are as usual unimpressed, his coterie of fans will be pleased—and enlarged."
Back in the North Wales village of Llanfair, where nothing ever changes except for the dropping population count, bachelor constable Evan Evans (Evan and Elle, 2000, etc.) once again meets murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I CAN'T WAIT! by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Although listeners will relate to the difficulty of waiting as presented in Schwartz's straightforward plot, there is not more to glean. Henkes and Portis offer deeper pleasures in more succinct packages. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Periodically, a publishing season yields titles on a common theme. This year, coincidentally, three artists explore dimensions of waiting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF EVAN S. CONNELL by Evan S. Connell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A top collection. (First Serial to The New Yorker)"
From the prolific and accomplished Connell (Son of the Morning Star, Mrs. Bridge), a worthy compendium of 56 stories13 new, 14 previously uncollected, and 29 from three earlier collections: The Anatomy Lesson (1957), At the Crossroads (1965), and St. Read full book review >