Search Results: "Jack Goldsmith"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2012

"A provocative look at constraints on the modern presidency, not quite as imperial as we may have feared."
Ten years into the war on Islamist terrorism, a Harvard Law professor offers an unconventional take on the growth of presidential power. Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY by Connie Goldsmith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An efficient survey of a timely topic. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Traumatic brain injuries are a major concern not only for those hurt in war and sports, but also in many other areas. Read full book review >

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BOMBS OVER BIKINI by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A critically flawed chronicle of a significant chapter in the Cold War nuclear arms race. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A brief chronicle of the nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands from 1946 until 1958, in which the U.S. military detonated 67 atom and hydrogen bombs over the region's Bikini and Enewetak atolls. Read full book review >

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FASHIONABLY LATE by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"This novel works. (First printing of 150,000; $175,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Goldsmith established her fertile turf in The First Wives Club (1991) and hasn't let up since; here she presents another witty, venomous tale of female resourcefulness in the face of breathtaking male duplicity, set in Manhattan's sophisticated fashion industry. Read full book review >

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BAD BOY by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2001

"Entertaining fluff—and sure to sell."
Clothes make the man . . . and the man makes the woman. Read full book review >

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THE BESTSELLER by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Despite some lapses in dramatic tension, a bright and entertaining education in bookmaking where the good get bestsellers and the bad never eat in the Grill Room again. ($175,000 ad/promo; film rights to Paramount; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A master of high-concept fiction (Fashionably Late, 1994, etc.) returns with a likely bestseller about writing a bestseller— a meaty send-up of publishing told with intelligence, wit, and shameless enthusiasm. Read full book review >

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PEN PALS by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Social work as satire: The harsh realities of prison life are noted briefly on the way to a formulaic (and rather improbable) happy ending. Goldsmith (Bad Boy, 2001, etc.) has done better."
A Wall Street whiz takes an insider-trading rap for her crooked boss and winds up in prison. Read full book review >

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ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Reading at times rather like a commercial for recovery programs, this text may be best suited to a health class covering the subject matter; nevertheless, a crucial topic. (index, further information, glossary, selected bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A chronicle exposing facts and challenges confronting drug addiction and overdose in America. Read full book review >

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SWITCHEROO by Olivia Goldsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Contrived, yes, but hysterically funny—and after reflecting on the invisibility of women, the reader may find it no more contrived than, say, a Shakespearean comedy. (Film rights to New Line Cinema; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour; TV satellite tour)"
More monumental high-concept from Goldsmith (Marrying Mom, 1996, etc.), this time in a wonderfully funny fable about a wife and mistress who reverse roles—and a husband who apparently can't tell the difference. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 2000

"A remarkable story, told with clarity and appreciation for the joy and courage that characterized the Kulturbund. As the author puts it: 'Such hope. It breaks your heart.'"
A nattily written, moving history of the Kulturbund—a Jewish cultural agency that collaborated with the Nazis during the early years of the Third Reich—from NPR commentator Goldsmith, whose parents were members of the group. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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