Search Results: "Karen Schwarz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 1991

"A must read for prospective Peace Corps volunteers. (Thirty-two b&w photographs—not seen.)"
To mark the Peace Corps's 30th anniversary, Penthouse editor Schwarz presents a thorough history of the agency through interviews with former volunteers and staff directors. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THERE ARE CATS IN THIS BOOK by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A great choice for group sharing as well as one-on-one reader empowerment. (Lift-the-flap picture book. 2-5)"
Interactive flaps and a chatty, informal text in speech balloons ("Hello. Read full book review >

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SHARK AND LOBSTER’S AMAZING UNDERSEA ADVENTURE by Viviane Schwarz
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"There's a moral there, somewhere. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An undersea tale with a distinct Aesopian flavor, bound at the top so that it opens vertically. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A stimulating take on the great concerns of the day."
Orthodoxies all along the spectrum of American opinion are challenged in this thoughtful, data-filled disquisition. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THE EARTH by Christina Schwarz
Released: April 2, 2013

"Strong characters and plotting—including a nifty final twist involving Jane—maintain the interest in a rather slowly paced narrative."
On a lighthouse off the northern California coast, a young woman discovers her husband's true nature—and her own—in Schwarz's latest thoughtful exploration of family ties (So Long at the Fair, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IS THERE A DOG IN THIS BOOK? by Viviane Schwarz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Eric Hill's classic Spot books come off as rather staid (not that that's necessarily a bad thing) next to this rambunctious, interactive hide-and-seek. (Novelty picture book. 3-5)"
The feline trio that tumbled through There Are Cats in This Book (2008) and There Are No Cats in This Book (2010) welcomes a new friend—and you can, too!Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISPLACED PERSONS by Ghita Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Stark, unadorned fiction, well worth reading."
Deceptively simple in style, Schwarz's narrative discloses depths of tragedy, of suffering, and occasionally of hope. Read full book review >

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ALL IS VANITY by Christina Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Brave in its unforgiving nastiness, if not exactly amusing (and possibly toxic to aspiring writers)."
After her compassionate and hugely successful debut (Drowning Ruth, 2000), Schwarz returns with something completely different: a mean-spirited account of how a would-be novelist who can't write brings down her best friend, a domestic social striver with dreams beyond her means. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A huge drama full of players on the grand scale, none of whom comes alive within the confines of this treatment."
Tedious account of riveting events surrounding Count Folke Bernadotte's release of prisoners from German concentration camps and his subsequent assassination, by Schwarz (co-author, The Peter Lawford Story, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Motivational information on how ordinary citizens can make a huge difference in the American educational system."
An inside look at the Citizen Schools program. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SWIMMING by Robin Schwarz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2004

"An amiable, rather babyish fantasy from newcomer Schwarz, creative director/writer of a New York ad firm."
Second chances. Read full book review >