Search Results: "L.B. Schulman"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAGUE OF STRAYS by L.B. Schulman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Peer pressure is an evergreen theme, but it is imperfectly explored here. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A group of misfits is drawn together by a charismatic, sinister boy for friendship and revenge. Read full book review >

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STOLEN SECRETS by L.B. Schulman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An intriguing premise (or three) drowning under its own weight. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A crowded contemporary story with a Holocaust secret at its core. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER NEW GIRL by L.B. Gschwandtner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A potent exploration of youth, innocence, and the abuse of authority."
A surprise encounter prompts a woman to recall her experiences at a parochial school in Gschwandtner's novel. Read full book review >

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FIRE by L.B. Gilbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2015

"A hot-tempered heroine and the charmingly undead prove a winning combination."
This urban fantasy debut sees a woman who can control fire take on vampires and witches to save a child. Read full book review >

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THREE WEEKS IN DECEMBER by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"Advocacy fiction—a little preachy and obvious but also genuinely passionate about both the cause of African wildlife and the sensory experience of Africa, which Schulman brings to tactile life."
Two Americans have life-altering experiences in Africa a century apart in this environmentalist adventure novel from Schulman (A House Named Brazil, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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SCRAWL by Mark Schulman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A memorable debut. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tod Munn is in trouble for breaking into school and vandalizing school property. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"A useful supplementary reference for students of child development, but burdensome for parents."
The subtitle of this book, implying a magic formula that lets children's minds blossom, speaks to the dreams of every caring middle-class parent. Read full book review >

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CARMINE'S STORY by Arlene Schulman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"While Schulman has difficulty keeping the first-person narration distinctly childlike, especially when she's conveying technical information about HIV and AIDS, the story is a poignant look at one boy's short life, and the disease that was with him since birth. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A sensitive, sorrowful photo-essay; Schulman exhibits no tendency to sugar-coat the troubled life of Carmine, who was born with the HIV virus and had full-blown AIDS since he was two. Read full book review >

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WAKING THE SPIRIT by Andrew Schulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An inspirational testament to the limitless benefits of music and its role in health care."
A near-death survivor and career musician demonstrates the true healing power of music. Read full book review >

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HER AGAIN by Michael Schulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A brisk, gossipy, and entertaining biography."
An admiring portrait of a rising star. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 20, 2010

"Useful for advanced students, but more appropriate for the compleatist collector of Kennedyiana."
An overstuffed survey of the life of John Kennedy (1917-63), blending words, images and sounds into a serviceable though sometimes haphazard multimedia package. Read full book review >

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SHIMMER by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Agitprop, pure and simple: The physical details of the period are nicely evoked, but the story itself is more a crude rant than a perceptive reprise of an era."
A pretentious lefty fairy tale of postwar New York by philosophe-novelist Schulman (Rat Bohemia, 1995, etc.), who tries—with a lot of cultural name-dropping and the usual references to Joseph McCarthy—to introduce us to an era and place that we have met many times already. Read full book review >