Search Results: "Russ Schneider"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2011

"Darkly entrancing tales whose pages bleed struggle, trauma and madness."
A new edition of the late author's macabre stories set along the Eastern Front during World War II. Read full book review >

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PARIS TWILIGHT by Russ Rymer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Rymer has drastically overextended himself. For a novel that covers, seamlessly, street demonstrations, surgery and much else besides, see Ian McEwan's Saturday."
An American doctor in Paris is confronted by a slew of mysteries in this slow-moving debut. 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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Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard by Janice Dean
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A fitting sequel to Freddy's original adventure, packed with facts accompanied by cheerful illustrations."
Snow, snow, and more snow. What's a frog to do? Dean's (Freddy the Frogcaster, 2013) irrepressible amphibian puts his weather-safety skills to good use in this snowy sequel. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >