Search Results: "Clay Goss"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S KWANZAA TIME! by Linda Goss
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"The Gosses (The Baby Leopard, 1989, not reviewed, etc.) also include recipes for the feast that follows the storytelling, as well as instructions for games, making clothes, and designing cards. (Anthology. 5+)"
Families and schools can draw on this wonderful, generous guide to shape their own Kwanzaa celebrations. Read full book review >

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WHEN MUM WAS LITTLE by Mini Goss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Most parents of equivalently aged children won't hark back to that era—but this still should leave them feelin' groovy, and perhaps willing to reminisce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mum would have to be lying about her 39 years, for US audiences at least, to have seen her own Mum dressed in the wild Flower Power garb, elaborately teased wigs, and high, high platform shoes that Goss depicts in this riotously colored import. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE WIND by Pete Goss
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Incredible. (16 pages color photos, not seen)"
A prepossessing account of all it takes to enter the hellacious solo race around the Southern Ocean called the VendÇe Globe and how to become a hero. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"God is HIV positive''), and utopian—with the charm of both prophecy and outrageousness."
Former Jesuit priest Goss (an executive headhunter who's also a gay activist with a doctorate in comparative religion) starts this combative study by asking how gays and lesbians can be Christians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STICK by Clay Rice
by Clay Rice, illustrated by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"What could come across as saccharine is given weight and beauty by both art and heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A parable on the importance of imagination, told in stunning silhouettes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD THINGS by Clay Carmichael
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Zoë Royster, peer to the literary heroines she so loves, is as memorable in her own way as the Great Gilly Hopkins, Opal Buloni and Anne Shirley. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After the death of her mentally ill mother, Zoë—tart-tongued and valiant—is adopted by her paternal uncle, artist Henry Royster, and with his help moves toward a more conventional life. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST'S DAUGHTER by Theodora  Goss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Despite a potential-laden premise that stands out from the many character-mashup stories on the market, this collection of parts fails to come alive."
The daughters of literature's most infamous scientists band together in Goss' (Red as Blood and White as Bone, 2016, etc.) Gothic adventure story. Read full book review >

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THE FROG WHO WANTED TO BE A SINGER by Linda Goss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Unfortunately, the book is just too formulaic; the frog may be a star, but his story is more a one-hit wonder, to be filed on the shelf after a single reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lively narrative with an improvised feel is somewhat slighted by a cookie-cutter plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLIN'S CROSSING by Clay Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 1992

In this masterful epic tale of embattled white settlers trying to cross hostile Indian territory ten years after the end of the Civil War, led by a black scout they neither like nor trust, Texas novelist Reynolds (The Vigil, Agatite—both 1986) captures all the complexities of a nation still torn by racial hatred and driven to conquer its final frontier. Read full book review >

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PLAYERS by Clay Reynolds
Released: July 14, 1997

"A fine, twisty tale of betrayal, crime, and punishment among lowlifes at all socioeconomic levels of the Lone Star State. (Film rights to Daydream Entertainment)"
All hell breaks loose in the Texas underworld when two immensely valuable compact disks (containing all-purpose eavesdropping/surveillance programs developed by a covert federal agency) goes missing after a botched highway robbery: a bleak, unsentimental but engrossing thriller from Reynolds (Franklin's Crossing, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >