Search Results: "Marion Schwartz"


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

MARION HATLEY by Beth Castrodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2017

"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale about a designer that effectively uses its historical setting."
In this debut novel set in 1931, a corsetiere fleeing scandal starts over in a small town, where she learns more about her past and herself. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF DOGS IN THE EARLY AMERICAS by Marion Schwartz
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"The benefits began winning out, Schwartz demonstrates, a long time ago. (84 illustrations, not seen)"
A clunkily written but fairly fascinating history of dogs in the pre-Columbian Americas, from Schwartz, a research assistant in anthropology at Yale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S ANCESTORS OF AVALON by Diana L. Paxson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2004

"For die-hard fans."
Another prequel to Bradley's bestselling feminist take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VOLE BROTHERS by Roslyn Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"The vole brothers (who look like a cross between monks and Cousin Itt) could easily be mischievous tots, not incidentally the ideal audience for this playful adventure. (Picture book. 3-5)"
These critters are so hungry, they could eat a cat...or his dinner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Amy Schwartz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Sweetly affirming. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Successively meeting Baby Elephant, Robin, Fly and Goldfish en route to market, self-possessed "big girl" Jenna chats them up with aplomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB THE ARTIST by Marion Deuchars
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Striking art adds levity to the book's anti-bullying message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Teasing brings out a bird's inner artist. Read full book review >