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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GOODBYE, SHE LIED by Russ Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2007

"Cartloads of down-home humor, amusing characters and a hint of romance for the feisty heroine make for an agreeable, if not especially innovative, read."
A retired schoolteacher pits her sleuthing skills against con artists and hit men. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPHIC CANON by Russ Kick
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 22, 2012

"If artists, as British sculptor Anish Kapoor famously said, make mythologies, then this volume is genuinely a marriage of equals."
Classic literature gets desterilized with the help of the modern world's most daring graphic artists. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Russ Gregory
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"When Gregory sticks to the facts of his fiction, letting the action take over and the characters speak for themselves, he unleashes a riveting thriller."
A 103-year-old nursing-home resident knows the deep, dark secrets behind a sniper's serial killings. How many more will die before she's done telling her tale? Read full book review >