Search Results: "Holly Goldberg Sloan"


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JUST CALL MY NAME by Holly Goldberg Sloan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Sure to be savored by fans of the first installment. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Sam and Riddle are slowly adjusting to a newly stable environment, having found a home with the Bell family after narrowly escaping their murderous father's intents (I'll Be There, 2011). Read full book review >

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APPLEBLOSSOM THE POSSUM by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A warm and funny possum-family saga. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
A young possum topples down a chimney to become the pet of a little girl while her brothers try to rescue her. Read full book review >

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I'LL BE THERE by Holly Goldberg Sloan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Too much explaining, too much going on, an overreliance on incomplete sentences and an unwieldy accumulation of subplots undermine a good story. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
"Making a connection to a person can be the scariest thing that ever happens to you." Read full book review >

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SHORT by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A charming read with an important message that no matter one's stature, 'the way we move tells the world who we are.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
Julia Marks is taking readers somewhere over the rainbow and embarking on a summer of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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COUNTING BY 7S by Holly Goldberg Sloan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"Despite its apparent desire to be all things to all people, this is, in the end, an uplifting story. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A story of renewal and belonging that succeeds despite, not because of, its contrivances. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"By Sloan's lights, Peleliu is perhaps the biggest unknown battle of the Pacific War—unknown, perhaps, because pointless. A lively reconstruction that does honor to the men who fought it."
A well-rendered account of Marines in combat on what must have been some of the worst acreage on earth. Read full book review >

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AN ISOLATED INCIDENT by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 10, 1998

"Still, the thrills come one a minute, and they chill to the bone."
Following the success of her first thriller (Guilt by Association, 1995), Sloan returns with an excursive police procedural set in a racially divided northwestern town—a tale that, however imperfect the narrative, yields intoxicating suspense. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 21, 1993

"Strong words in support of a woman's right to choose, as well as sharp criticism of government policies hampering the exercise of that right."
Cogent thoughts from a member of what appears to be a vanishing breed—physicians not only trained and willing to perform abortions but also willing to talk about it. Read full book review >

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GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Susan R. Sloan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 1995

"The ending, while clever, will have those of all political beliefs cringing for different reasons, Sloan often gets the proportions wrong in her blend of not-so- subtle social commentary and suspense, but there's no denying this novel's lowest-common-denominator appeal: It reads like a house afire."
Just when it was beginning to look impossible, former lawyer Sloan pumps some life into the crowded field of legal thrillers. Read full book review >

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"A book about a former Buchenwald inmate that offers a powerful treatise on inner strength."
A debut biography of a Holocaust survivor delivers a detailed tribute to a remarkable individual. 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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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 >