Search Results: "Joshua S. Goldstein"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Be prepared to shoulder a burden, then, one likely to grow heavier and heavier for years and years to come."
Spoiler alert: the answer to the subtitle is "through the nose, forever." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Optimistic, useful history of diplomacy as counterweight to brutality."
A surprising study that suggests warfare is decreasing and growing less intense, coupled with a strident defense of peacekeeping and the United Nations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1992

"Historians and sociologists—and, probably, Jews and New Englanders—will find Goldstein's study useful and diverting, but its subject is too narrow for just about everyone else. (Twenty b&w photos—not seen.)"
A chronicle of Jewish settlement and assimilation in three Maine towns—Bangor, Mount Desert Island, and Calais—during the first half of this century, well told by a sociologist native to the region. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INNER CHIMES by Bobbye S. Goldstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 1992

"Not essential, but a good contribution to the poetry unit. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Twenty pleasant poems about writing and enjoying poetry, mostly from standbys like X. J. Kennedy, Nikki Giovanni, Eleanor Farjeon, etc., and none more than a page long. Read full book review >

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I'M IN LOVE WITH A BIG BLUE FROG by Leslie Braunstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"An interesting take on discrimination and acceptance that will introduce young readers to the sound of an influential musical group. (illustrator's note, three-song CD) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Braunstein's song about racial tolerance comes to 21st-century readers in this picture book, which would not be complete without the enclosed CD recording by Peter, Paul and Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT IN THE NIGHT by Madeleine Dunphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Intriguing peek into the secret life of cats. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A cat relies on his senses during a nocturnal foray. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY RHYMES, SPECIAL TIMES by Bobbye S. Goldstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-7)"
The title sets the tone—32 lighthearted poems celebrate parties, presents, and being the special person of the day; also included are a few non-children who might have birthdays—a mother, a grandfather clock, the moon. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA MOHR
by Alex Layman

“I wonder if this book emits its own hiss. What happens when you hold it to your ear?” Joshua Mohr asks in his new memoir, Sirens. “Can you make out my scorched music?”

When reading about a former alcoholic and junkie’s blackouts, cocaine binges, and repeated self-destruction, there’s a comfort to perceived distance. It’s easier to read this ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MAZEL by Rebecca Goldstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Goldstein (The Mind-Body Problem, 1983, etc.) draws heavily on the themes and rhythms of Yiddish folklore while offering her own sparkling wit and philosophical insight, as always, along the way."
Goldstein expands on a story in her collection, Strange Attractors (1992), in this lively exploration of the ways chance intermingles with determinism in human lives. Read full book review >

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ERRORS AND OMISSIONS by Paul Goldstein
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Well-intentioned and reasonably well-written but lacking a fresh point of view."
Debut legal thriller—the one about the brilliant but jaded lawyer who seeks a change by taking on the mighty on behalf of the meek. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS ON THE TRUE SHAKESPEARE by Gary Goldstein
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An unstuffy, stylistically refreshing Shakespeare study."
An erudite, persuasive debut study that makes a valuable contribution to the longtime debate over who authored William Shakespeare's plays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Better for its discussion of cutting-edge high-tech legal issues than for its cumbersome forays into history."
Despite the zingy subtitle, this is a rather bland, diffuse history of copyright law's response to developing technology. Read full book review >