Search Results: "Linda Schenck"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPRING by Kerstin Ekman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2002

This second volume (originally published in 1976) of Ekman's famous tetralogy (1974-83) about the coming of industrialism to late 19th-century Sweden focuses on the lives of three variously embattled women. Read full book review >

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APRIL WITCH by Majgull Axelsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not to be missed."
This award-winning 1997 Swedish novel shapes a complex family melodrama from an entirely original premise: the "connection" between a psychic, inexplicably omniscient invalid confined to an institution and the three stepsisters in whose infinitely fuller lives she has never played a part. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"An enthusiastic, compelling, exhaustively researched argument from an unlikely source."
Schenck, an ex-vegan, offers a holistic look at eating a mostly raw, meat-enriched diet, and how it benefits our physical health and spiritual well-being. Read full book review >

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PRIESTS AND WARRIORS by Walter J. Schenck Jr.
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"A violent biblical story, slowed by awkward dialogue and underdeveloped characters."
A fictionalized epic about the Israelites' entry into the ancient Middle East. Read full book review >

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Released: March 30, 2006

"Schenck is an advocate, but her points are clear and convincing."
Schenck details the benefits she and many others have experienced by going raw. Read full book review >

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Shiloh, Unveiled by Walter J. Schenck Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An ambitious novel that, despite a wide range of characters, sheds little new light on the story of Jesus' life."
Schenck (The Birdcatcher, 2013, etc.) offers a novel about the life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2015

"Contemplative biblical tales with rough-hewn drawings for readers young and old."
An updated, fully illustrated guide to biblical parables that distills a wide range of perplexing morals. Read full book review >