Search Results: "Michael Schulman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1991

"A useful supplementary reference for students of child development, but burdensome for parents."
The subtitle of this book, implying a magic formula that lets children's minds blossom, speaks to the dreams of every caring middle-class parent. Read full book review >

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HER AGAIN by Michael Schulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2016

"A brisk, gossipy, and entertaining biography."
An admiring portrait of a rising star. Read full book review >

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SCRAWL by Mark Schulman
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A memorable debut. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tod Munn is in trouble for breaking into school and vandalizing school property. Read full book review >

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CARMINE'S STORY by Arlene Schulman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 20, 1997

"While Schulman has difficulty keeping the first-person narration distinctly childlike, especially when she's conveying technical information about HIV and AIDS, the story is a poignant look at one boy's short life, and the disease that was with him since birth. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A sensitive, sorrowful photo-essay; Schulman exhibits no tendency to sugar-coat the troubled life of Carmine, who was born with the HIV virus and had full-blown AIDS since he was two. Read full book review >

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LEAGUE OF STRAYS by L.B. Schulman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Peer pressure is an evergreen theme, but it is imperfectly explored here. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A group of misfits is drawn together by a charismatic, sinister boy for friendship and revenge. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 20, 2010

"Useful for advanced students, but more appropriate for the compleatist collector of Kennedyiana."
An overstuffed survey of the life of John Kennedy (1917-63), blending words, images and sounds into a serviceable though sometimes haphazard multimedia package. Read full book review >

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SHIMMER by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Agitprop, pure and simple: The physical details of the period are nicely evoked, but the story itself is more a crude rant than a perceptive reprise of an era."
A pretentious lefty fairy tale of postwar New York by philosophe-novelist Schulman (Rat Bohemia, 1995, etc.), who tries—with a lot of cultural name-dropping and the usual references to Joseph McCarthy—to introduce us to an era and place that we have met many times already. Read full book review >

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THE REVISIONIST by Helen Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 1998

"A minor addition to the fiction memorializing Jewish suburban-American angst."
Second-novelist Schulman (Out of Time, 1991) offers a tragicomedy about a doctor whose marital problems trigger a radical reevaluation of his entire life. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE NAMED BRAZIL by Audrey Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"An enchanting journey through the century, filled with a veritable circus of yarns."
A magical tale from Schulman (Swimming with Jonah, 1999, etc.), combining photographs, family tree graphs, and fanciful storytelling in the multigenerational Mourne family saga. Read full book review >

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THE COSMOPOLITANS by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"Jarring and beautiful, this is a modern classic."
Style and setting allow some beauty to intrude on this story of love, loss, and how low one might stoop to right a wrong. Read full book review >

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EMPATHY by Sarah Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"But such a smart, uncompromising protagonist as Anna deserves a little dramatic momentum and a stronger plot."
The hyper-observant, gritty-honest voice that characterizes all of Schulman's lesbian protagonists (People in Trouble, 1989; After Delores, 1988) is now cooler, steadier, and more refined- -here, ``Anna O.'' meets ``Doc,'' post-Freudian analyst to the denizens of the doomed Lower East Side, and she finds love and a measure of peace in the process. Read full book review >

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A DAY AT THE BEACH by Helen Schulman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Schulman (P.S., 2004, etc.) succeeds in creating an identifiable emotional landscape out of an incomprehensible tragedy."
On September 11, a Manhattan family escapes to the Hamptons as the Twin Towers fall. Read full book review >