Search Results: "James Goodman"


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BUT WHERE IS THE LAMB? by James Goodman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A well-researched and stirring account of how various communities, scholars and artists interpret the willingness to sacrifice life for God."
Goodman (History and Nonfiction Writing/Rutgers Univ.; Blackout, 2003, etc.) recounts the body of knowledge gleaned from his obsession with the biblical story of the Binding of Isaac (the Akedah). Read full book review >

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BLACKOUT by James Goodman
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"A layered dance of characters and events on shifting ground, handled by letting the seismic disturbances settle where they may for us to watch and wonder."
Jazzy, cresendo-building portrait of the blackout that hit New York City in 1977, stitched together in a series of compressed bursts of imagery and critical readings and events. Read full book review >

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STORIES OF SCOTTSBORO by James Goodman
Released: March 7, 1994

"For lawyers and history buffs alike, a lucid, penetrating study of a resonant subject."
Goodman (History/Harvard) on the case of the ``Scottsboro Boys,'' nine black Alabama teenagers sentenced to death in 1931 for raping two white women on a freight train. Read full book review >

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IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >

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THE RAIN FOREST by Billy Goodman
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Planet Earth'' series, an introduction, from top to bottom, to the rain forest and its inhabitants—plant, animal, and (especially useful) human—discussing the forest's importance for food, medicine, genetic diversity, and maintaining the world climate. Read full book review >

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Impossible Choices by Leni Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, multithemed autobiography focused on the challenges of motherhood, with particular insight into health care advocacy."
In this memoir, a former aspiring actress chronicles her transformative journey dealing with a daughter's brain tumor and a later-in-life foreign adoption. Read full book review >

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THE ALLIANCE by Gabriel Goodman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A brief, believable and sobering look into bullying and school bureaucracies. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After the suicide of Jamie Ballard, a gay teen who was being bullied, two very different students at Southside High try to start a Gay-Straight Alliance. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF HUNGER by Diane Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2002

"Compassion and a steady eye from a bold new voice that deserves to be heard from again."
In a food-laced first collection, poet and former Allegheny College professor Goodman paints a series of portraits of women battling for understanding in the face of an indifferent world. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING TREE by Carol Goodman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"A touch overwrought, a touch didactic, but haunting nonetheless."
Cerebral mystery from classy bestseller Goodman (The Seduction of Water, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE SEDUCTION OF WATER by Carol Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long, and tending to cliché, but a pretty good romantic suspenser nonetheless."
There's enough plot for two or three Robert Ludlum potboilers in this agreeably overstuffed second from Goodman (The Lake of Dead Languages, Jan. 2002). Read full book review >

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INJUSTICE by Lee Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Goodman's legal thriller has plenty of entertaining twists and turns but is short on credibility."
If it weren't for bad news, federal prosecutor Nick Davis wouldn't have any news at all in Goodman's follow-up to Indefensible (2014).Read full book review >