Search Results: "Martin Schenk"


BOOK REVIEW

A SMALL DARK PLACE by Martin Schenk
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Next time around, he should break some of them. (First printing of 100,000; film rights to New Line; Literary Guild selection)"
Derivative, tightly told heartland horror tale that, in aspiring to be a Stephen King knock-off, brims with the master's strengths—and failings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN LUTHER by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Sunday school teachers may find this useful to supplement their students' knowledge of the Reformation. (Biography. 7-12)"
The story of the 16th-century German monk and the start of the Protestant Reformation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AGNES MARTIN by Nancy Princenthal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"The author's deep research and personal correspondence with the artist will be enlightening to fans of Martin and will encourage others to seek out her work."
Writing a biography of Agnes Martin (1912-2004) is a study in frustration, but former Art in America senior editor Princenthal (School of the Visual Arts; Hannah Wilke, 2010, etc.) manages to piece together a story while getting beyond her subject's well-guarded privacy.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN & MAHALIA by Andrea Davis Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Sure to become an indispensable part of annual Black History Month celebrations and library nonfiction collections on important African-Americans. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A well-illustrated and meticulously researched story of the inextricably intertwined lives of two important African-American historical figures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"May young readers have more from Martin. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Poor, dear Martin, he tries his best, but calamities small and large seem to follow him everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN LUTHER by Martin Marty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"'Sin boldly,' Luther proclaimed. The only flaw in this bold interpretation, and one by design, is that it is too short. A fine brief on a world-changing figure."
A noted Lutheran historian turns to the founder of his faith, delivering a thoughtful portrait of a complex, controversial figure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN SCORSESE by Mary Pat Kelly
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"That's exactly the sort of identity crisis this book suffers from—it aspires to critical seriousness but delivers mostly starlust."
Kelly's second book on the acclaimed director has the same patchwork quality as her Martin Scorsese: The First Decade (1980- -not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN LUTHER by Lyndal Roper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"An engaging, enlightening study of the historical effects of one galvanizing personality."
A substantial new look at the life of Martin Luther (1483-1546), published to coincide with the 500-year anniversary of his revolutionary theses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLY MARTIN by Bill Pennington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Baseball (and Yankees) fans will devour this like ballpark popcorn, and all will muse about the many what-ifs of Martin's motley life."
A sympathetic examination of the fiery player and manager Billy Martin (1928-1989), who could dazzle between the lines but whose life outside the stadium was often boozy, libidinous, and rudderless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN BRIDGE by Jessica Scott Kerrin
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Realistic, everyday situations, likable characters and simple stories written in rich language with solid dialogue and humor will make this a series with endless variations, and readers will eagerly anticipate every new installment. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Martin Bridge is back, in an entirely likable early chapter book written with affection and humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE MARTIN by Barbara Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Martin is a reprobate, fielding the consequences of his acts like a major leaguer, then tossing them right back at you. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Little Martin has a sizzle of orange hair, jug ears, and the devil in his eye. Read full book review >