Search Results: "Loretta Schwartz-Nobel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"Though the author might romanticize the poor a bit, the profiles are uniformly affecting. Powerful reporting. (Appendixes and notes)"
Twenty years after Starving in the Shadow of Plenty, Schwartz-Nobel (The Baby Swap Conspiracy, 1993) revisits the topic of hunger in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Strong story but a confusing execution that's best suited for double-acrostic fans."
Potentially fascinating story of how two infants were switched at birth that's maimed by poor organization and choppy characterization and narration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Ace Scout Loretta isn't particularly appealing, but perhaps she's not meant to be—perfectionism is not a desirable trait, and children may recognize a bit of Loretta in themselves before it gets out of hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Loretta's goal to be the latest in a long line of perfect Pinky Scouts is foiled by her inability to toast a marshmallow to golden perfection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALFRED NOBEL by Kathy-jo Wargin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

A picture-book biography of the inventor of dynamite and creator of the Nobel Prizes fills a niche but oversimplifies somewhat in so doing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERMUDA SCHWARTZ by Bob Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"The sunken-relic plot is serviceable, the Trimmingham subplot rather better. Zack himself remains an anti-authoritarian guy with attitude to spare who's just not as funny as he thinks he is."
Zack Chasteen, ex-football-playing ex-con, continues his tour of the Caribbean with a Bermuda idyll that mixes three parts rum to one part Da Vinci Code. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBEL GENES by Rune Michaels
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"It is significantly less successful in conveying the series of revelations that leads him to self-knowledge; in particular, the final reveal, communicated as it is in a lucid dream, seems downright silly, if harrowing. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teenage years are devoted to self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHWARTZ OF NEW YORK by Robert  Spevakow
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An inventive and ultimately thought-provoking discussion about a modern Avatar of God and the accidental craze he spawns."
A highly unorthodox interfaith dialogue focuses on a new Messiah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"An engaging overview that, unfortunately, backs away from the deeper questions it raises. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An accessible history of the most glamorous of international awards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA MASON POTTS by Mary Chase
Released: Sept. 22, 1958

<p>Into the closet and over the bridge to a lilliputian land of elegant nobility go the perfectly normal Mason family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Gratifying reading for women of all ages—and would that men would read it as well. (Twelve pages of photographs—not seen.)"
Add to the genre of books on the sociology of women in science this first-rate compendium of bios of women who got the Big One— and a few who came close. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY by Gerda Marie Scheidl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

A pleasant, if unexceptional, story about a lonely little girl who meets a fairy just her size. Read full book review >