Search Results: "Amanda Goldberg"


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CELEBUTANTES by Amanda Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A featherweight Tinseltown send-up with a surprisingly well-balanced heroine."
A debut novel from Goldberg (daughter of producer Leonard Goldberg) and Hopper (daughter of actor Dennis Hopper) about a career-challenged Hollywood princess who tries to make her mark on the fashion world during Oscar week. Read full book review >

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BENEATH A STARLET SKY by Amanda Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Forgettable showbiz spoof."
Fashionista Lola Santisi is hit with multiple personal and professional crises during a trip to the annual Cannes Film Festival. Read full book review >

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ROSALIND by Myra Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Rites of passage for the boomers—whose angsts, even when life-threatening, seem overanalyzed and overblown—coolly observed in taut, edgy prose."
In one of those literate and hip novels that are more about the head than the heart, an unexpected encounter with mortality is the catalyst for a family of urban sophisticates to examine their lives and finally grow up. Read full book review >

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MADAME CLEO'S GIRLS by Lucianne Goldberg
Released: April 1, 1992

"Good-natured, lightly amoral entertainment."
Three top-of-the-line international call girls and their Parisian madame befuddle an American journalist who can't figure out whether he has been commissioned to tell all or nothing about their very scandalous, very entertaining lives. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD by Danny Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"No substitute for more serious histories of the era but a genial you-were-there memoir of a golden age."
A reminiscence of the time that brought us Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love. Read full book review >

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MOTHERLAND by Rita Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Goldberg writes eloquently of the 'volcanic pressures' that shaped her family's story and continue to haunt her own."
A daughter revisits her mother's harrowing past. Read full book review >

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MR. MONK AND THE TWO ASSISTANTS by Lee Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"TV veteran Goldberg (Mr. Monk and the Blue Flu, 2007, etc.) enlightens viewers about the shift from sassy brunette assistant to perky blonde, but leaves plenty of other loose ends."
Obsessive-compulsive TV detective Adrian Monk gets double-teamed by past and present assistants into investigating a murder the LAPD think they've solved. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY SCALPEL by Marshall Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 1995

"Just imagine the sensation when they page Dr. Blackman, and the whole cast leaves."
The sublimely soapy adventures of three generations of the Doctors Blackmannine strong, with a tenth about to graduate from med schoolmost of them on staff at Philadelphia's Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Fascinating reading about an intriguing woman."
Investigative journalist Goldberg (The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, 2009, etc.) fluidly explores the extraordinary life of Indra Devi (1899-2002), the woman who helped transform the ancient Indian discipline of yoga into a worldwide phenomenon.Read full book review >

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PLAGUE SHIP by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"As if ocean cruising hasn't been scary enough recently, Goldberg (Patient One, 2012, etc.) devises another all-too-plausible medical scenario that will send chills up the spine despite a few moments readers will be glad are far-fetched."
A sick bird's last-ditch attempt to save itself leads to disaster aboard a cruise ship. Read full book review >

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THE DAUGHTER OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Leonard Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Goldberg, well-known for his medical thrillers (Plague Ship, 2013, etc.), fuels the unquenchable fascination with Sherlock Holmes by combining detailed medical knowledge with the skills reincarnated in the Great Detective's daughter."
It's 1910. The elderly Dr. John Watson is asked to help a family in distress after their son's apparent suicide. Read full book review >