Search Results: "Sybille Schenker"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Schenker's illustrations and design combine with Bell's graceful translation to take the breath away. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-10)"
As she did with Hansel and Gretel (2013), Schenker employs intricate die cuts, patterned prints, bold lines and basic colors to create a haunting journey through the familiar Grimms tale.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIGSAW: An Unsentimental Education by Sybille Bedford
Released: April 7, 1989

From the author of the acclaimed Aldous Huxley: A Biography (1974) a graceful, partially autobiographical coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET CIRCLE by Dona Schenker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The adults—with the exception of Mr. Graves—are not as credible; they are either incompetent or self-involved, but don't mar this often gripping study of cliques and outsiders. (Fiction. 10-13)"
After the death of a dear neighbor, a lonely and vulnerable new girl at a private school prepares to risk everything to join the Secret Circle, a group of in-crowd girls who perform pranks as initiation. Read full book review >

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FEARSOME'S HERO by Dona Schenker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"A very funny, fast, and folksy story, with lots of local color; by the author of Throw a Hungry Loop (1990). (Fiction. 9-13)"
Never was a sixth grader so mercilessly pursued as Tully Webster of Matagorda Island, Texas, is by Honey Kotcher (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2009

"A dense and thorough look at advanced scientific concepts."
Calculation-heavy coverage of developments in physics over the 20th century. Read full book review >

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ALL OR NOTHING by Jesse Schenker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Schenker's candid memoir chronicles the painful journey of a man striving for both culinary perfection and inner peace."
An award-winning chef reveals his addictions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUICKSANDS by Sybille Bedford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"Waiting for the next installment of Bedford's 'siren song of the daily round.' (Meanwhile, Counterpoint will be reissuing her nine other works.)"
Breathless, halting memoir in fragments by the English stylist, friend and biographer of Aldous Huxley, and late-blooming novelist. Read full book review >

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AUSCHWITZ by Sybille Steinbacher
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"A thoughtful overview of a place terrible to remember—and one that must always be remembered."
A deceptively slender study of history's most notorious killing ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEGACY by Sybille Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Though Bedford acknowledges the personal history involved, her debut fiction surely stands on its own fine merits."
As part of its effort to revive interest in the English journalist, travel writer, and biographer (of Aldous Huxley), Counterpoint plans on reprinting her four novels, beginning with this, her first, from 1956. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIGSAW by Sybille Bedford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Luminous,' yes, but 'unaffecting.'"
The second of Bedford's four novels to be reissued by Counterpoint (see below), this sequel to A Legacy follows its character into the limbo years between the world wars. Read full book review >