Search Results: "Fern Schumer Chapman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2000

"An outstanding portrait of the painful postwar waltz of Germans, their victims, and their victims' victims. (Author tour)"
An engaging memoir by the daughter of a Holocaust escapee who returns to Germany with her mother to revisit the scene of the crime. Read full book review >

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IS IT NIGHT OR DAY? by Fern Schumer Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Moving. (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
Most Holocaust stories for children focus on the inhumanity that took place in European countries; fewer deal with the severe hardships experienced by children sent to America and their struggles to assimilate into a foreign culture. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"Ultimately, this rich source of unusual background material on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in general is marred by low production values. (iPad historical-fiction app. 11-13)"
Roughly hewn pedagogical elements are shoveled atop this abbreviated version of a 2010 novel based on the experiences of the author's mother, a Jewish child sent from Nazi Germany to a hostile reception in this country. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH THE LOWER BACK TATTOO by Amy Schumer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A hilarious and effective memoir from a woman with zero inhibitions."
The provocative comedian takes to the pen in this unabashed memoir. Read full book review >

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THE JURY by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perennially bestselling Michaels (Family Blessings, 2004, etc.) spins a shapeless web of clichés without a trace of suspense or conviction. Even Nikki's sworn enemy Jack returns to her arms in time to taste some sweet revenge of his own."
The vigilantes of the Sisterhood take the law into their own hands once more, after devoting due consideration to exactly which law to break. Read full book review >

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CELEBRATION by Fern Michaels
Released: March 1, 1999

"Michaels in pretty good form, though she's still fast on the fatal illnesses. (Doubleday Book Club alternate selection)"
Michaels (Finders Keepers, 1998, etc.), ever quick to kill or hand out a fatal illness when stuck for a plot turn, takes Kristin Kelly, married to Colonel Logan Kelly under the crossed swords of West Point, from Logan's German duty station at Bremen in 1987 to farm life in Leesburg, Virginia, now that Logan, after 20 years in the army, is being cashiered for having only one kidney. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2000

"The hugely popular Michaels (Picture Perfect, p. 1084, etc.) cranks up the soap-making machinery, but her direct style and breakneck pace keeps it humming. Improbable melodrama, mostly for the fans."
A battered woman begins a new life—until her psychopathic husband catches up with her. Read full book review >

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VEGAS RICH by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"It's hard to imagine what more can befall this family, but if history doesn't lie, Michaels won't disappoint her fans, and she'll sell this trio like hotcakes, too. (Author tour)"
A third hardcover (Seasons of Her Life, 1994, etc.) and the first of a trilogy from Michaels, no stranger to the saga series (the bestselling paperbacks Texas Rich, Texas Heat, etc.). Read full book review >

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FINDERS KEEPERS by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Paralyzingly ladylike junk that's bloated with redundant dialogue and that, going by Michaels's record, will sell."
Smashingly successful soapster Michaels (Vegas Sunrise, 1997, etc.) takes on Charleston, South Carolina, and the story of wealthy young Jessie Roland—old soap in a new wrapper. Read full book review >

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PICTURE PERFECT by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Nor are cops and robbers the extent of Davey's problems in this menace-laden vacation from Michaels's customary sagas (Yesterday, 1999, etc.)."
After witnessing a conversation that linked one of his students to the drug trade that presumably killed him, Prof. Read full book review >

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THE BLOSSOM SISTERS by Fern Michaels
ROMANCE
Released: April 30, 2013

"A cute concept undercut by awkward writing, inconsistent, simplistic characterization and too many implausibilities to allow us to take the book or the ending seriously."
When Gus Hollister's gold-digger wife throws him out, he works to re-establish ties with his grandmother and great-aunts, whom he's ignored since his marriage and who have a few secrets of their own. Read full book review >

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SEASONS OF HER LIFE by Fern Michaels
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"However, bear in mind the author's smashing success in paperback, including her Texas saga (5 million sold)."
A fat pancake of a novel, the author's second hardcover production tells the life story of one Ruby Blue—from an abused childhood and youth, to years as wife of a Marine, personal liberation, life in the world of industry, and her golden years in a rural retreat. Read full book review >