Search Results: "Frank Schaeffer"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANK by James Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Ring-a-ding-ding!"
For better and worse, this ambitiously epic biography of Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) reads like a movie biopic. Read full book review >

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ZERMATT by Frank Schaeffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"An amiably diverting account of domestic chaos, but nothing more."
The last of a trilogy (Portofino, 1992; Saving Grandma, 1997), this set in 1966, about the mixed-up childhood of Calvin Becker, whose parents were missionaries working to save the Swiss. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Barney Frank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Much more entertaining than most political memoirs, Frank's story isn't just revealing; it may be the most fun you can have reading about the United States Congress."
Now that the fiery, occasionally dyspeptic congressman has left office, he lets the air out in a memoir that feels like it's just the thing the long-serving politician has wanted to publish. Read full book review >

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BABY JACK by Frank Schaeffer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Any war deserves a better novel than this one."
The war in Iraq tears an American family apart, in a novel that suffers from cultural stereotypes, political polemics and a strange depiction of the afterlife. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Dramatic and laugh-out-loud funny, beautifully written and deftly constructed, deeply affecting in its honest portrayal of the authors' passions: a stunning achievement."
Father and son jointly relate their experiences when the younger man joins the Marines. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2014

"An intriguing, readable memoir aimed squarely at the post-faith modern era."
A faith-oriented autobiography with an unconventional approach. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The wisdom about shunning rigid thinking outweighs the meandering memoir and lack of original theme in this hybrid volume."
A meditation on the follies of religious and atheist fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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FRANK by L.J. Alonge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"More than just sports stories, the books in the series are about characters trying to find their ways in life. (Fiction. 12-18)"
The third book in the Blacktop series features Frank Torres as he navigates the courts (basketball and law), streets, and classrooms of his hometown of Oakland, California. Read full book review >

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FRANK by Connah Brecon
by Connah Brecon, illustrated by Connah Brecon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Zany but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This helpful little bear is such a good Samaritan that he's always late for school. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"Sweet and savory familial adoration."
In the third installment of the "God Trilogy," prolific novelist and nonfiction author Schaeffer (Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism), 2009, etc.) tells "the truth" about his mother's curious impartation of religion and sex. Read full book review >

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SAVING GRANDMA by Frank Schaeffer
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Good material, though with jokes that are often overplayed and a scattered, episodic structure that slows the story's drive."
In a sequel to Portofino (1992), Schaeffer offers an uneven, if sweet-natured, comic tale of a boy's struggle for independence from his often-loony missionary family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Candid, sometimes angry and clearly cathartic for the author."
Interesting glimpses into the burgeoning religious right folded into a deeply personal memoir. Read full book review >