Search Results: "Fiona Gold Kroll"


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A STONE FOR BENJAMIN by Fiona Gold Kroll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2013

"A detailed examination of a Holocaust victim's life and a considerate, thought-provoking look into why Holocaust narratives are important."
Kroll comes from a close-knit Jewish family in postwar London, and in her debut memoir, she traces her ancestors' migration from Eastern to Western Europe before World War II. Read full book review >

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SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Ian Gold
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"A provocative new perspective on the diagnosis, and therefore treatment, of mental illness."
Brothers Joel Gold (Psychiatry/NYU School of Medicine) and Ian Gold (Philosophy and Psychiatry/McGill Univ.) suggest that to treat delusions simply as manifestations of psychosis, without regard to their cognitive function, is insufficient. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR by Jerome Gold
Released: Jan. 2, 1990

Variations on 1984 and Blade Runner, by the author of The Negligence of Death (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ON THE SPECTRUM by Jennifer Gold
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A light examination of the intersection of two disabilities with family dynamics, with a sweet splash of page-turning melodrama. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teenage girl with an eating disorder spends a summer abroad with her autistic brother. Read full book review >

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FROM A DISTANCE by Julie Gold
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The spare text and powerful images work in accord to provide educators and parents with a book that can be used to stimulate discussion of many different issues. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A song made famous by a host of singers has become a picture book that well suits the lyric's eloquent plea for universal peace and understanding. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTLY TRUE TALES OF A PERFECT SIZE 12 by Robin Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A memorable character stuck in a forgettable story about a girl with a big appetite and even bigger dreams."
Domestic divas battle for the top position at a Martha Stewart-esque enterprise. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER'S SON by Jerome Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Fashionably gloomy, but it's all old hat—and nothing, but nothing, adds up."
Sequel to The Inquisitor (1991): In this near-future, or alternate-world, Seattle—the Pacific and southwestern states having been sold to Mexico—Sam Brave hangs out with his fellow gangsters until two of them are murdered by unknown assailants. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 2000

"Himler's watercolors accurately conjure time and place, and underscore more somber elements of the story. (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
In his absorbing picture-book biography aimed at a slightly older audience, Kroll (Robert Fulton, 1999, etc.) immediately informs readers that Penn was a rebel. Read full book review >

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Kid Games, Lessons Learned by Chip Kroll
Released: Dec. 16, 2015

"An enjoyable, earnest look at growing up."
Kroll's debut novella offers a collection of vignettes about the bond between twins growing up in the late 1960s. Read full book review >

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SHE TOOK MY ARM AS IF SHE LOVED ME by Herbert Gold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1997

"This is Gold's Tempest, a go-for-broke autumnal story told with great vigor and featuring, in Priscilla, one of the most vividly passive-aggressive villains ever put on paper."
The chatty old lion of San Francisco (Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet, 1993; A Girl of Forty, 1986, etc.) holds forth in splendid form. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER MINE by Herbert Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Compelling, if endlessly padded."
San Francisco's golden-ager Beat philosopher/novelist/essayist (She Took My Arm As If She Loved Me, 1997, etc.) returns, as full of talk as ever. Read full book review >