Search Results: "Melissa Schorr"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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BABY PENGUINS EVERYWHERE by Melissa Guion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"A sweet picture-book treatment of penguins and parenting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A solitary penguin wishes for companionship and gets a little more than she bargained for. Read full book review >

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TUPELO RIDES THE RAILS by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2008

"Fans of the popular stray-animal genre will bid her godspeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a winsome tale laced with doggy humor, an abandoned canine tags along with a pack of other four-legged fellows searching for new homes, before finding a companion to call her own. Read full book review >

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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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DUST TO DUST by Melissa Walker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"Paranormal romance done well, with a warning: When it comes to incantations, always read the fine print. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
Second in a two-book series—but nicely readable as a stand-alone—after Ashes to Ashes (2013), this continues the dual-world adventures of teen Callie. Read full book review >

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UNBREAK MY HEART by Melissa Walker
Released: May 22, 2012

"A quietly absorbing journey. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Clementine Williams, 16, heartbroken and guilt-ridden, could use some personal space to figure things out, but confined with her family on a 42-foot sailboat for a summer-long trip down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers on the Great Loop route, privacy is in short supply. Read full book review >