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BOOK REVIEW

COUPLINGS by Peter Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Much more than a witty chronicle of the ins and outs of romance in Berlin, Schneider's debut conveys, from a distinctly male perspective, a feeling for the complex ambience of the once divided city, where pride and guilt mingle to curious effect in the lives of those who call it home."
First-novelist Schneider (The German Comedy, not reviewed) gives a polished, sardonic view of life and love in Berlin shortly before unification, as a biologist and his artistic friends probe the boundaries between commitment and liberation. Read full book review >

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BERLIN NOW by Peter Schneider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A seasoned journalist conveys the charms and perils of this 'Cinderella of European capitals.'"
An intriguing journey through Berlin by a longtime interested observer. Read full book review >

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EDUARD’S HOMECOMING by Peter Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"It all makes for a kinder, gentler Kafkaesque nightmare, one whose nondescript hero almost deserves his rather convenient, even hokey, denouement."
A German biologist, long resident in America, learns that he's inherited a half-share in an apartment building in the former East Berlin—beginning a comedy of misfits he narrowly escapes with his life, though without all his dignity. Read full book review >

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NO DOGS ALLOWED by Howie Schneider
ANIMALS
Released: June 14, 1995

"Rollicking illustrations will make children giggle, while the plot will keep them in suspense over whether Mercer's secret will be spilled, right up to the frantic happy ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A funny vacation tale, perfect for summertime story hours, from the creator of that other traveling dog, Amos: The Story of an Old Dog and His Couch (1987, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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SECRET LOVE by Bart Schneider
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2001

"The milieu is perfectly captured, but the storyline relies heavily on melodrama to propel the action forward. And the often-stagey dialogue is no help. Disappointing, if often engaging."
A rather plodding second effort from Schneider, founding editor of The Hungry Mind Review (now The Ruminator Review), returns to the themes and settings of his debut (Blue Bossa, 1998). Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER OF SLOANE by Erin L. Schneider
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"Schneider's debut asks readers to consider how and where to draw the line between forgivable and inexcusable transgressions in those we love. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Blindsided by betrayal, wounded in heart and hand, Sloane escapes to Hawaii, where she finds healing, romance, and new complications. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 1998

"A well-edited set of documents that will be uniquely invaluable to students of Beckett's works and of the American theater. (21 line illustrations, not seen)"
The great playwright exchanges letters with his favorite American stage director. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET ME GO by Helga Schneider
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"Survivor's tales come in as many shapes as mothers. This one, from the dark side, is as affecting as a kick in the stomach."
Mothers come in all shapes and persuasions: this one enthusiastically joined the Waffen SS, abandoned her children, and embraced her tasks at Auschwitz, as gloomily recounted in her daughter's memoir. Read full book review >

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THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"A gift of a book for new readers. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Little Dana needs big lessons in kindness more than any birthday present—unless a present can teach her something, that is. Read full book review >

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WILKY THE WHITE HOUSE COCKROACH by Howie Schneider
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The illustrations are typical Schneider, though less energetic than Chewy Louie (2000), but this might be a fun diversion for a middle-grade civics unit. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Wilky lives with his large family in Oscar's Pizza Palace in Washington, D.C., but he longs for adventures like those of his ill-fated Uncle Julius (now a stain on the wall). Read full book review >

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YOU’LL BE SORRY by Josh Schneider
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Though even younger ones will reckon the unlikelihood of ever being in the same (so to speak) boat with Samantha, they may come away at least a little more convinced of the frequent connection between rash acts and unforeseen consequences. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sandwiched between Schneider's stout denials that the episode is based on personal experiences is a puckish tale of impulsive sibling violence and remorse in a family of Kevin Henkes-like mice. Read full book review >