Search Results: "Jesse Schenker"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL OR NOTHING by Jesse Schenker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Schenker's candid memoir chronicles the painful journey of a man striving for both culinary perfection and inner peace."
An award-winning chef reveals his addictions. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CIRCLE by Dona Schenker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The adults—with the exception of Mr. Graves—are not as credible; they are either incompetent or self-involved, but don't mar this often gripping study of cliques and outsiders. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After the death of a dear neighbor, a lonely and vulnerable new girl at a private school prepares to risk everything to join the Secret Circle, a group of in-crowd girls who perform pranks as initiation. Read full book review >

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FEARSOME'S HERO by Dona Schenker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"A very funny, fast, and folksy story, with lots of local color; by the author of Throw a Hungry Loop (1990). (Fiction. 9-13)"
Never was a sixth grader so mercilessly pursued as Tully Webster of Matagorda Island, Texas, is by Honey Kotcher (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2009

"A dense and thorough look at advanced scientific concepts."
Calculation-heavy coverage of developments in physics over the 20th century. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2012

"Though this novel begs inevitable thematic comparisons to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (2012), it stands on its own in inventiveness, humor and heart. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A frequently hysterical confessional from a teen narrator who won't be able to convince readers he's as unlikable as he wants them to believe. Read full book review >

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PLASTIC SOUP by Jesse Goossens
Released: May 1, 2011

"Given that better efforts for American readers are available, this is an appropriate choice only for the most dedicated of environmentalists. (Nonfiction. 12 & up) "
An important environmental issue, plastic trash in the ocean, receives thorough—but often confusing—coverage. Read full book review >

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LOVE, SEX AND OTHER FOREIGN POLICY GOALS by Jesse Armstrong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"A very funny British road comedy laced with ecstasy both real and imagined."
A Welsh construction worker risks his life for love when he falls in with a band of privileged do-gooders on a mission to war-torn Bosnia circa 1994. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"A standout comment on the eternal and contemporary implications of family emerges from this enjoyable story that is far too good not to be true."
A gay father's memoir, stranger and more powerful reading than the author's fictional work. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 18, 2007

"The book's simple style seems to suggest a young adult audience, but the moralistic qualities, as well as a pronounced lack of image and detail, keep the work from resonating."
Ambriz's debut is a true-life tale of his coming of age one summer in San Antonio, Texas, set against the backdrop of the city's roughest neighborhood. Read full book review >

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MABEL CROWLEY by Jesse Wade
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"A pleasing read for fans of romances and unique family sagas."
In Wade's debut romance novel, a woman struggles with love and family troubles in early-20th-century England. Read full book review >

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SUNSTROKE by Jesse Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"Funny, exciting and stylishly written—a delicious tour de force not to be missed."
From the son of the bestsellers Kellerman (Faye and Jonathan), a superb debut thriller about love, lust, vengeance, murder and a good girl coping. Read full book review >