Search Results: "Alan Goldsher"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A must-read for disabled readers seeking inspiration for their dreams, and will hold the interest—and crush the excuses—of those training for marathons and triathlons."
The impressive story of a woman who will eventually be duly recognized as a pioneer in disabled athletics. Read full book review >

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PAUL IS UNDEAD by Alan Goldsher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"Slight but fun. A little misguided, though, since everyone knows the Rolling Stones are the walking undead."
In which the Fab Four reveal a fondness for munching on human brains in between gigs. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"So long, farewell, auf weidersehen, and fangs for nothing."
Yet another favorite thing gets the vampire-meets-classic mashup treatment. Read full book review >

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JAM by Alan Goldsher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"With a sharp feel for the music and the sharks that feed on it, all this first novel lacks are characters that transcend caricature."
Upbeat and hip, bassist/journalist Goldsher's debut features a pair of jazz kids who grow up talented and tight, only to be undone by the big bad music business after crossing over and rocketing to the top of the pop charts. Read full book review >

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MODEST MOUSE by Alan Goldsher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A likely entertaining read for fans, but nothing to entice the general reader."
Modest Mouse is an okay rock band with an unpleasant frontman. Intrigued? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A matter-of-fact epilogue with advice for up-and-coming stars is sensible, but the book's gossipy, annoyed attitude threatens to disenfranchise all but the most cynical fans."
A memoir of the music business from a manager who worked his way up from the mailroom to managing world-class acts. Read full book review >

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ALAN GRATZ
by Megan Labrise

To many Americans, the plight of refugees can seem remote—until you find their boat.

Middle-grade novelist Alan Gratz was vacationing in the Florida Keys when his family discovered an abandoned escape raft during a walk on the beach.

“It was clearly a raft from some other place in the Caribbean, trying to get to America,” says Gratz, whom Kirkus ...


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WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA! by Alan Snow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"There's foolery aplenty, but this is the sort of sequel that offers more of the same rather than any new twists or developments. (partial cast list) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
More cheese-centric shenanigans take the multispecies cast of Here Be Monsters (2006) far from the town of Ratbridge. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS by Alan Snow
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"But even those who dislike cats may not be in the audience for this one—it is too mild to be amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This companion to How Dogs Really Work (1993) explains that cats originate on Planet Nip, that they are here in a struggle for world domination, etc. The tone is tongue in cheek throughout, but the text itself is not very funny; the endless explanations will bore preschoolers, and older readers can find funnier stuff on their own. Read full book review >

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ALAN BURDICK
by Gregory McNamee

Time is fleeting. Time flies. There’s never enough of it. With apologies to Irma Thomas, the greatest interpreter of the song “Time Is On My Side,” it’s really not.

We modern humans are bound to clocks, to having to be particular places at particular moments, to occupying certain points of the space-time continuum at, well, certain points. But thus ...


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