Search Results: "Lisbeth B. Schorr"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"But the picture also demands hard work, an open mind, and, yes, faith from every citizen who views it. (Author tour)"
Tough, cerebral, informed—and sanguine but not quixotic about the possibilities of injecting flexibility and imagination into the policies that govern welfare, child protection, and education. Read full book review >

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STORIES FROM THE BIBLE by Lisbeth Zwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Classic Zwerger. (index of verses) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The brilliant Hans Christian Andersen Medalist, illustrator of many classic tales, presents her vision of some of the most familiar of Bible stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIXATION by Mark Schorr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2008

"Schorr (Borderline, 2006, etc.) is an inveterate storyteller. The many detours in his second Brian Hanson novel, which include tidbits of Portland history and the mini-dramas of Hanson's colorful clients, greatly enhance an otherwise modest thriller."
White supremacists target a vulnerable FBI agent. Read full book review >

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BORDERLINE by Mark Schorr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Schorr (Gunpower, 1991, etc.) crafts an ingenious plot, full of clever twists and surprises, though his prose rarely rises above clichés or his characters above stereotypes."
The suspicious death of a client sends a Portland social worker into an emotional tailspin and prompts him to investigate. Read full book review >

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STAYING TUNED by Daniel Schorr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2001

"A marvelous memoir of an enviable life, written with style and real wit."
Compulsively readable memoir by that rarest of birds: a reporter whose name sparks the word "integrity." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A bittersweet tale of dreams unrealized."
Former public school teacher and journalist Schorr gives a grim report of two California charter schools he observed for three years following their inception. Read full book review >

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GOY CRAZY by Melissa Schorr
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Well-written chick-lit with a Jewish slant. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school sophomore Rachel Lowenstein is, like most teenaged girls, preoccupied with boys, self-confidence, popularity and a positive identity that may not necessarily include her Jewish roots. Read full book review >

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IDENTITY CRISIS by Melissa Schorr
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"For teens looking for love in all the wrong places, this social media fable is dramatized with love triangles, revenge, and rock-'n'-roll. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Teenage girls play out a revenge drama online only to discover that there's no hiding one's true identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REFLECTING by Jerome Schorr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 2016

"An often engaging collection that readers will savor."
Debut author Schorr reflects on love, family, and faith in this set of poems written in northern New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 2017

"Despite being labeled Volume 1, a robust resource of Indian spiritualism all on its own."
In this debut book, a woman recounts her life-changing experiences during three visits to India, using her time spent with several gurus to introduce the culture and lessons of Indian spiritualism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Heinz Janisch
adapted by Heinz Janisch, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Eccentric, if not cohesive, and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This unusual telling of a familiar story begins lyrically: ``It came to pass in the days when giants strode the earth and were heroes among men, God saw that His people had grown wicked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYA ANGELOU by Lisbeth Kaiser
by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria, translated by Raquel Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.' (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
"There's nothing I can't be," young Maya thinks, and then shows, in this profile for newly independent readers, imported from Spain. Read full book review >