Search Results: "John R. Schneider"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 10, 2012

"An amicable, instructive handbook for anyone looking to grow in a technological field."
Schneider's debut guide will help information technology professionals rise to the top. Read full book review >

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EDUARD’S HOMECOMING by Peter Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"It all makes for a kinder, gentler Kafkaesque nightmare, one whose nondescript hero almost deserves his rather convenient, even hokey, denouement."
A German biologist, long resident in America, learns that he's inherited a half-share in an apartment building in the former East Berlin—beginning a comedy of misfits he narrowly escapes with his life, though without all his dignity. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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MARCH ON
by Julie Danielson

This past weekend, I managed to catch the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women while in town for the American Library Association’s Midwinter conference. If, like me, you marched (or couldn’t make one, yet wholeheartedly supported the notion of a march), you may wonder: What is next? I think a lot of people, women in particular, have this top ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ONE MAN'S POISON by John R. Riggs
Released: Jan. 28, 1990

Sixth in the offbeat, underappreciated series featuring Oakalla, Wisconsin, newspaper editor Garth Ryland, who's now involved in a Tony Hillerman sort of case—murder, myth, and ecological mayhem combined. Read full book review >

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SNOW ON THE ROSES by John R. Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"This time, though, the cast, as if in mourning for Doc Riggs and Eugene Yuill, is uncommonly subdued, too: Except for Garth himself, all the most memorable characters are dead."
All of Riggs's anatomies of Oakalla, Wisconsin (Killing Frost, 1995, etc.), have been elegies to small-town life, but his 11th is especially grief-soaked because of Oakalla Reporter editor Garth Ryland's intimacy with the victims. Read full book review >

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WHISTLER’S ANGEL by John R. Maxim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Witty and entertaining throughout: a happy spin-off from Maxim's successful Bannerman series (A Matter of Honor, not reviewed, etc.)."
Finally, a spy novel that asks the burning question (and asks it with surprising success): Is it possible to quit the whole ugly business if you're protected by a guardian angel? Read full book review >

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DEAD LETTER by John R. Riggs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"Overall, though, the plot is less interesting than the people who frequent it."
Oakalla, Wisconsin, newspaper editor Garth Ryland (One Man's Poison, etc.), who lobbied against the election of the new sheriff, Whitey Huffer, is now at odds with him over the accidental death— or murder?—of deaf trashman Amel Pilkin, who seemed awfully excited about some good news just before he died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST SEVENTEEN by John R. Burgoon Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2014

"A sometimes frustrating memoir, but one endowed with personality."
In this memoir, Burgoon (It All Counts on Twenty, 2014) recalls living in many different homes during his early years. Read full book review >

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SONG OF THE AXE by John R. Dann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Impressive research lends flintiness to a work that holds up well indeed to Jean Auel's Earth's Children trilogy."
Is there any shaman-reviewer with magic strong enough to lay claws on this first novel about Hell Beast and Ka, Kane and Eran, Agon and Eena and Sagon and Elina—figures whose spirit-song whistles through an epic set 30,000 years ago, when all existence was a snake pit of souls writhing in rock and water, axe and lightning bolt? Read full book review >