Search Results: "John Schwartz"


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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 >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The author quotes Newman then successfully proves him wrong. (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Randy Newman famously sang, "short people got no reason to live," but Schwartz presents himself as living proof that being short is no obstacle to happiness or success. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES

"An odd but alluring retelling of the works of an obscure author.

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Schwartz (Some Women I Have Known, 2015, etc.) reintroduces a forgotten Dutch literary giant in this work of literary criticism.Read full book review >

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SOME WOMEN I HAVE KNOWN by John Schwartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A wistful but spotty memoir."
Paying homage to his great uncle, an ex-World Bank professional makes his debut with a memoir featuring the series of women he encountered in his youth. Read full book review >

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Maarten Maartens Rediscovered by John Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An odd, if oddly compelling, summarization of a forgotten writer's works."
Schwartz (Maarten Maartens Rediscovered, 2015) offers a second volume summarizing the fiction of a Dutch author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"An honest, earnest, straightforward account of one boy's coming out."
A family's memoir of raising a gay son. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF BABYLON by John Schwartz
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"A wonderfully written, provocative novel that utilizes two distinct genres to promote progressive cultural messages."
An epoch-spanning thriller that's part academic mystery and part historical fantasy. Read full book review >

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FRANCINE by John Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A dramatically taut tale propelled by artful characterization and political relevance."
A corporate novel chronicles a young woman's meteoric rise at a coal mining company. Read full book review >

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ENCHANTING THE SWAN by John Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A lively composition, shy of a perfect symphony."
In Schwartz's (Some Women I Know, 2014 etc.) novel, a passion for music brings together a young couple, though they discover that the path to true love can hit quite a few dissonant notes. Read full book review >

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THE COMMONER by John Burnham Schwartz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Not likely to go over well with the Japanese royals."
Schwartz (Claire Marvel, 2001, etc.) taps into the increasingly popular trend of blurring the boundary between fiction and nonfiction with this imagining of the lives of the current Empress and Crown Princess of Japan, both alive but seldom seen or heard from in public. Read full book review >