Search Results: "Kevin Schaefer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Handy preteens and teens looking for new ideas for old stuff may find just what they need, but they'll have to flip through—there's no index. (Handicrafts. 10-16)"
Re-using and recycling can be productive. Read full book review >

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LITTLER WOMEN by Laura Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"This retelling of Little Women may indeed attract today's readers to the original, but why not just give them that instead? (Fiction. 9-12)"
The white March sisters experience family life in a New England town in this "modern retelling" of Part 1 of Little Women. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN OF THE SUN by Max Schaefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A daring exploration of a touchy subject, but with less emotional force than its setting would suggest."
Two men come of age in different eras of Britain's brash, violent and highly neurotic gay skinhead culture. Read full book review >

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WHOSE SONG IS SUNG by Frank Schaefer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1996

"With this as a text, perhaps Hollywood could coax Arnold back into a loincloth for a last hurrah."
Visceral retelling of the Beowulf saga through the eyes of a dwarf: fast-paced action mixed with politically incorrect insights into Anglo-Saxon and Roman culture. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 23, 1990

An emotional, eye-opening account of a woman's experience as a 19-year-old unwed mother who gave up her baby—and regretted it for the rest of her life. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET INGREDIENT by Laura Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2011

"There is nothing like a good clean competition to convey some wise lessons about life, love, friendship and honest achievement. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Schaefer (The Teashop Girls, 2008) reunites best friends Annie, Genna and Zoe and presents them with their newest challenge, a baking contest featuring some tech-savvy publicity for the shop. Read full book review >

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SHANE by Jack Schaefer
Released: Oct. 14, 1949

"A real superiority here, narrative and literary."
A classic touch to this story of fiddlefooted, withdrawn, softspoken Shane who drifts in, stays on with Wyoming homesteader Starrett. Read full book review >

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THE TEASHOP GIRLS by Laura Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 30, 2008

"Despite a convenient ending, a satisfying story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Nurtured in her grandmother Louisa's teashop, The Steeping Leaf, Annie and best friends Zoe and Genna have been the "teashop girls" since kindergarten. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Intriguing, though the message is decidedly mixed."
Journalist Riley examines some US institutions of higher learning with a religious bent, wondering whether their students will have more social impact in post-collegiate professions than those from worldlier colleges. Read full book review >

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DESIRE AND DELUSION by Arthur Schnitzler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2003

"Superlative fiction. It's good to have Schnitzler back among us."
An examination of psychological and psychosexual extremities by one of the masters: bleak, accomplished tales—icy, penetrating, and uncomfortably memorable. Read full book review >

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NIGHT GAMES by Arthur Schnitzler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2002

"Translator Schaefer and her publisher have performed an invaluable literary service. One hopes more of Schnitzler's eerily precise fiction (and perhaps a selection of his plays?) is soon forthcoming."
One of the most distinctive and compelling voices of the early modernist movement is heard again in this elegant collection of nine urbane, perversely comic, deeply disturbing stories. Read full book review >