Search Results: "Jonathan Schorr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A bittersweet tale of dreams unrealized."
Former public school teacher and journalist Schorr gives a grim report of two California charter schools he observed for three years following their inception. Read full book review >

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STAYING TUNED by Daniel Schorr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2001

"A marvelous memoir of an enviable life, written with style and real wit."
Compulsively readable memoir by that rarest of birds: a reporter whose name sparks the word "integrity." Read full book review >

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FIXATION by Mark Schorr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2008

"Schorr (Borderline, 2006, etc.) is an inveterate storyteller. The many detours in his second Brian Hanson novel, which include tidbits of Portland history and the mini-dramas of Hanson's colorful clients, greatly enhance an otherwise modest thriller."
White supremacists target a vulnerable FBI agent. Read full book review >

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BORDERLINE by Mark Schorr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Schorr (Gunpower, 1991, etc.) crafts an ingenious plot, full of clever twists and surprises, though his prose rarely rises above clichés or his characters above stereotypes."
The suspicious death of a client sends a Portland social worker into an emotional tailspin and prompts him to investigate. Read full book review >

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GOY CRAZY by Melissa Schorr
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Well-written chick-lit with a Jewish slant. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school sophomore Rachel Lowenstein is, like most teenaged girls, preoccupied with boys, self-confidence, popularity and a positive identity that may not necessarily include her Jewish roots. Read full book review >

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IDENTITY CRISIS by Melissa Schorr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"For teens looking for love in all the wrong places, this social media fable is dramatized with love triangles, revenge, and rock-'n'-roll. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Teenage girls play out a revenge drama online only to discover that there's no hiding one's true identity. Read full book review >

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REFLECTING by Jerome Schorr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"An often engaging collection that readers will savor."
Debut author Schorr reflects on love, family, and faith in this set of poems written in northern New England. Read full book review >

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JONATHAN DEE
by Rachel Sugar

Jonathan Dee’s latest, an exquisitely nuanced drama of simmering small-town politics, is so prescient—so uncannily current—it’s a source of concern. “I worry a little bit the novel is close enough to current events that people are going to read it a little too much as if it were a key to current events,” Dee says.

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BOOK REVIEW

TUCKER GRIZZWELL'S WORST WEEK EVER by Bill Schorr
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"For fans of the funny papers—and goodness knows, there are many. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)"
A middle school-age bear has a tough week. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"But the picture also demands hard work, an open mind, and, yes, faith from every citizen who views it. (Author tour)"
Tough, cerebral, informed—and sanguine but not quixotic about the possibilities of injecting flexibility and imagination into the policies that govern welfare, child protection, and education. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTER TOGETHER by Barbara Joosse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pleasant introduction to the power in sticking together. (Board book. 1-3)"
Animals discover they are not alone. Read full book review >

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TRUE HEROES by Jonathan Diaz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Broad streaks of sentimentality, particularly in the pictures, but the worthy purpose shines through. (Short stories. 8-12)"
In this unusual pro bono gathering, 21 children struck by cancer are worked into elaborately staged photographs and then into matching stories created by as many Utah authors. Read full book review >