Search Results: "Stuart Schoffman"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2006

"Imaginative, piercing portrayal of a man shadowed by merciless demons."
British homeless advocate Masters crafts an unconventional biography of a man who raged not only at the dying of the light but often at the very light itself. Read full book review >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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TWO SHE-BEARS by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This knotty, labyrinthine tale fails to add up to more than its parts."
A novel about love, desire, loss, and revenge in a small Israeli settlement. Read full book review >

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FRIENDLY FIRE by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The book would have been more hard-hitting if Yirmi's story had been front and center."
In this latest from Yehoshua (A Woman in Jerusalem, 2006, etc.), an Israeli family's cohesiveness is endangered when one member, distraught over his son's death from friendly fire, sheds his Jewish identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXTRA by A.B. Yehoshua
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Yehoshua's masterful portrayal of a female musician at a pivotal moment in her life is deep, unpredictable, and, in the end, surprisingly suspenseful."
Noga, an Israeli harpist based in the Dutch city of Arnhem, confronts hidden truths about herself during a visit to Jerusalem following the death of her loving father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA STUART by Gloria Stuart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Those who pick up this book will likely ask themselves a similar question. (Author tour)"
The elderly star of Titanic tells all—and then some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUART GOES TO SCHOOL by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Hilarious and clever. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Worrywart Stuart is back and he has something to worry about in this excellent sequel to Stuart's Cape (2002). Read full book review >

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MOXY MAXWELL DOES NOT LOVE STUART LITTLE by Peggy Gifford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"Technique or no technique, kids will recognize Moxy—and they will love her. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A chapter-book picaresque hilariously chronicles one day in the life of almost-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BERTIE PROJECT by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Even woolier than earlier installments—two characters following a third suspected of adultery discuss the propriety of 'alright' versus 'all right,' and another regular's fall from an upper-story window is accompanied by a summary of notable Scottish defenestrations—but just as affecting in its slow-burning way."
Forbidden love blooms at 44 Scotland St. (The Revolving Door of Life, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A vastly engaging, must-read mystery infused with the perfect touch of captivating conjuration—er, magic. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Wacky, funny and ever so mysterious, this clever tale hits the ground running and never lets up. Read full book review >

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OBSCENE BODIES by Kim Benabib
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gentle but on-target satire, then, buttressed by Benabib's copious and clearheaded knowledge of the world he portrays."
An assured debut that blends satire of the Manhattan art world with a minor-key morality tale of an art historian seduced by Soho. Read full book review >