Search Results: "Shira Leibowitz Schmidt"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Uplifting story of peace, reconciliation and an incredible life's journey."
The Chief Rabbi of Israel recounts a harrowing journey from child prisoner in Buchenwald to champion of Holocaust survivors. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Leibowitz doesn't position Williams as a consistently great poet, but he saves him from the brickbats his work has recently absorbed, and gives him his due as a key figure in the creation of Modernist ideas."
A detailed biography of pioneering modernist poet William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), seen through a discriminating and skeptical eye. Read full book review >

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THE LISTENER by Shira Nayman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Vividly imagined and evoked, but this deft depiction of the shifting sands of mental frailty is overlong and ultimately ephemeral."
A doctor and a patient confront each other at an upscale Westchester mental asylum in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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AWAKE IN THE DARK by Shira Nayman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, these characters' observations and revelations ring true."
Holocaust survivors and their children battle dreams, memory and elusive truths in this debut collection. Read full book review >

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Released: March 30, 2009

"Gorgeous commentary."
Halevi shines new light on a very old story, offering a brilliant interpretation of perhaps the most influential piece of scripture ever written. Read full book review >

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TROT, PONY! by Shira Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In both this title and its companion, the images are the draw. (Informational early reader. 3-6)"
National Geographic Kids mines its photo archive for another in its series of readers. Read full book review >

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DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >

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A LIST OF THINGS THAT DIDN'T KILL ME by Jason Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Teens and adults who favor memoirs will be fascinated and deeply moved, when they get past the daunting page count. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
A man whose emotionally unstable father moved him from home to home throughout the 1970s and '80s before dying of AIDS tells his story. Read full book review >

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SEND ME A SIGN by Tiffany  Schmidt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The topic has been handled far better elsewhere. (Fiction. 13-16) "
A teen with cancer stresses out over all the wrong things. Read full book review >