Search Results: "Philippa Schuyler"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPRANOS, MEZZOS, TENORS, BASSOS, AND OTHER FRIENDS by Schuyler Chapin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A coffee table volume for opera buffs with tiny coffee tables and large disposable incomes."
The tone of this arts memoir is neatly set by the author's demurrer that he only offers his reminiscences about a number of classical music artists (mostly singers) at the insistence of Bill and Pat Buckley (she's ``one of New York's most elegant hostesses'') after regaling them with a Maria Callas story during a twilight cruise on their yacht. Read full book review >

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THE TRANSLATOR by Nina Schuyler
Released: July 16, 2013

"Long on plot but short on story, this is chick lit for sophisticates."
A multilingual woman learns life lessons while recovering from a freak accident. Read full book review >

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THE PAINTING by Nina Schuyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2004

"An ambitious first outing, but Schuyler has bitten off more than she can chew."
History scars hapless individuals in 19th-century France and Japan. Read full book review >

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ALFRED AND GUINEVERE by James Schuyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Readers annoyed by the poet's often puerile verse may find his childlike prose redeeming."
Poet John Ashbery introduces this slim novel by his late friend Schuyler (1923-91), a fellow poet of the so-called New York School, a style characterized by its breezy now-ness, its do-this-then-that narration, and its use of seemingly simple language. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Fascinating but facile. (b&w illustrations throughout; 8 pages color photo, not seen)"
Two South Carolina journalists breathlessly narrate the story of the construction, loss, location, recovery, and restoration of the first submarine in history to carry out a successful attack on an enemy vessel. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK RABBIT by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Sweet but slight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An adorable bunny discovers his shadow; trepidation and then friendship follow in this familiar and mildly entertaining tale. Read full book review >

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HOW TO CATCH A MOUSE by Philippa Leathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Clemmie in a trench coat, using what she's learned, is worth the price of admission alone. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Ginger kitten Clemmie keeps her house mouse-free…or does she? Read full book review >

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BLACK EMPIRE by George Samuel Schuyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 1991

"Often quite intentionally sensational in style and content, and reflecting all the limits of instant publication, but, still, a remarkable portrait of an era—and a work of considerable imaginative force."
The first appearance in book form of the serialized fiction of the late black satirist and journalist Schuyler that ran, between 1936 and 1938, in the Pittsburgh Courier under the pen-name of ``Samuel I. Brooks.'' Divided into two parts—Black Internationale: A Story of Black Genius Against the World and Black Empire: An Imaginative Story of a Great New Civilization in Modern Africa—the book is part utopian in vision, part satirical, and part an eloquent indictment of white racism. Read full book review >

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ETHIOPIAN STORIES by George Samuel Schuyler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"Proof that art and politics do mix."
Two intriguing 1930s novellas, fine examples of a then-popular genre: literary Pan-Africanism. Read full book review >

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CHANGELING by Philippa Gregory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2012

"Gregory says in her author's note how much fun she had writing this. Perhaps some may enjoy reading it. (Paranormal/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A paranormal/historical potboiler for teens from Gregory. Read full book review >