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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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 >

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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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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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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 >