Search Results: "Lisa M. Schwartz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"An antidote to alarmist thinking about the prevalence of disease."
Three medical practitioners concerned about the impact of increased use of diagnostic screening tools address the underlying causes and present their prescription. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 24, 2012

"An inspiring account of surviving and thriving after a devastating diagnosis."
An energetic, irreverent look at prostate cancer and its treatment from a patient's perspective. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A pure turkey shoot, though 'National Geographic wants you to know what explorers know, what makes them successful.' That must have been educational TV and sugarless gum. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A debatable selection of items to master before you grow up—meaning, perhaps, freshman year of high school. Read full book review >

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100 THINGS TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP by Lisa M. Gerry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2017

"Far from systematic but definitely horizon- and option-expanding. (Nonfiction. 10-17)"
A grab bag of occupations with at least a little career potential—some conventional, others decidedly otherwise. Read full book review >

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FIX ME by Lisa M. Cronkhite
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"The speed and tidiness of the ending may disappoint savvy readers, but this book may find an audience with those who can happily suspend disbelief. (Thriller. 12-16)"
To what lengths would you go to see a good friend who can only be found in a drug-induced haze? One addict is about to find out. Read full book review >

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PAPER DOLLHOUSE by Lisa M. Masterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"An inspiring account of challenges faced and overcome, not only as a child but as a physician, mother, TV celebrity and the guiding spirit behind the Maternal Fetal Care International foundation, which she founded."
Moving debut memoir from obstetrician Masterson, who co-hosts the Emmy Award-winning TV show The Doctors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Unfortunately, the few alternatives she offers are vague and touchy-feely."
Schwartz (English/Northwestern Univ.; Remembering and Repeating, not reviewed) has written a strange, discomfiting book on the Bible's legacy of violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Aimed at slightly more advanced readers than Noelle Oliver's Twilight Hunt (August 2007), this also features a wider range of creatures, from fawns and a coyote to a flounder and a crab spider. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Not only do science and poetry blend nicely in this introduction to camouflage, but even sharp-eyed viewers will have trouble picking out the single small animals perched on similarly patterned backgrounds in Kuhn's nature photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"For students as well as independent readers or browsers, this is a treat. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Eleven species that hide in the wild are described in poems, photographed in their natural habitat and revealed behind gatefolds, which, when opened, also include additional information. Read full book review >

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OUR PARENTS' LIVES by Neil M. Cowan
Released: March 14, 1989

The recollections of 100 Jews of Eastern European origin about life as turn-of-the-century immigrants to America or as children of immigrant parents. Read full book review >

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IF DOGS WERE DINOSAURS by David M. Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Math didn't used to be this much fun—it's almost unfair. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
For his newest exercise in math without tears—unless you count tears of laughter—Schwartz invites readers to imagine how much food a dog the size of a T. rex would eat, how big the Earth would be if the Moon were a marble, how long a tongue would be if taste buds were as big as rose buds and similar ramifications for germs the size of gerbils, hair as thick as spaghetti, kayaks the size of cruise ships, a submarine sandwich as big as a submarine and more. Read full book review >