Search Results: "Philip G. Schrag"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Wrenching human drama, bogged down in a plethora of details that often make for tedious reading."
A dismaying account of bureaucracy at its red-tape-bound worst. Read full book review >

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FIRE IN THE FOREST by Philip G Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"This jumble of recollections and facts tends to go wherever the wind blows, but it still serves up intriguing, well-told scenes."
Colorful anecdotes and informative lore crackle through this entertaining though unfocused memoir of fighting forest fires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"A smart, sweet graphic memoir. Schrag's work should resonate with anyone—female or male, gay or straight—who has survived high school."
Schrag (Awkward and Definition, 2008, etc.) explores her junior year of high school, a period of self-discovery amid social minefields, all the more complicated for a gay student. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE MUMMIES by Philip Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"And the misadventures here will draw chortles from young readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
" ‘This is the pits!' / said a mummy one day, / ‘I am bored stiff— / let's go outside and PLAY!' " Ten little mummies venture out of their "dreary old tomb" for a day of heatstroke, sudden winds, and encounters with various predators, all of which whittle their number down one by one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"Praise is due to Schrag for taking a complex subject and making it accessible."
An enlightening—and dismal—view of the Golden State's economic decline from a former editor of the Sacramento Bee. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 2009

"A big leap of artistic ambition and self-discovery; Schrag saved the best for last."
Third and final volume of the High School Comic Chronicles (Potential, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADAM by Ariel Schrag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"A well-composed story about love and lust in all their myriad variations and about a boy finding his place in a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up world."
An emotionally mature, socially tongue-tied and sexually anxious teenage boy abandons the comforts of suburbia for a walk on the wild side in LGBT New York. Read full book review >

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THIRD STRIKE by Philip R. Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 4, 2007

"An exciting third case (Second Sight, 2005, etc.) for a team reminiscent of Holmes and Watson, or Spenser and Hawk."
The tranquility of Martha's Vineyard is disturbed by a ferry strike and a pair of murders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"But the mystery barely raises interest, even among the detectives."
Mystery veterans Craig (A Fatal Vineyard Season, 1999, etc.) and Tapply (Muscle Memory, 1999, etc.) present their inaugural collaboration in alternating first-person narratives. Read full book review >

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BE AN ACCOMPLICE
by Michelle Martin

In Philip Nel’s newly published monograph Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, he concludes his intriguing analysis of the insidious and steadfast presence of racism in children’s literature historically with a manifesto, a concrete list of “action items” that children’s-literature professionals can do to start to make the genre an inclusive one. Point No. 11 of the manifesto is ...


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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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