Search Results: "Judy Goldman"


BOOK REVIEW

EARLY LEAVING by Judy Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2004

"An odd combination of vehement message and purposely ambiguous characters: admirable but not entirely enjoyable."
Second-novelist Goldman (The Slow Way Back, not reviewed) adds to the mini-genre of "Where did I go wrong as a mother?" Read full book review >

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LOSING MY SISTER by Judy Goldman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An occasionally poignant but mostly dismal memoir of loss and its many manifestations."
A chronicle of the relationship between two sisters struggling to "solve the mystery of individuality and connection." Read full book review >

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WHISKERS, TAILS & WINGS by Judy Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"One of the most satisfying folklore collections in recent memory. (Folk tales. 7-11)"
Five animated, traditional tales are enhanced by ethnographic information about the indigenous peoples who still tell these stories. Read full book review >

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KOPECKS FOR BLINTZES by Judy Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"It's hard to go wrong with a story about Chelm. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A poor teacher and his wife worry that they won't be able to afford to celebrate the Shavuot holiday with traditional blintzes and hatch a savings plan with good intentions but ridiculous results. Read full book review >

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UNCLE MONARCH AND THE DAY OF THE DEAD by Judy Goldman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Try George Ancona's Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead (1993), with its vibrant photos, to give readers a stronger experience of the holiday. (glossary, note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lupita's uncle dies a few days before the important celebration of Día de Muertos, when the souls of the dead are welcomed back by friends and relatives with special foods and flowers in cemeteries. Read full book review >

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THE FLAVOR OF JERUSALEM by Joan Nathan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1975

"An enthusiastic culinary tour with a personal feel and a travel-book touch to complement those Middle Eastern and Mitteleuropaeisch flavors."
From the small (pop. 300,000) ancient city where East meets West and the three major religions of the world sit down to table together, two spirited free-lancers who met while working in the office of Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek (though Joan's from Providence and Judy's from Montreal) have compiled favorite recipes and personality profiles from the colorful heterogeneity of the local citizens. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND TATTLETALE ZEKE by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2015

"An unfocused effort overall, both in illustration quality and in plot development. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny Yorkshire terrier named Lola narrates her third entry in a series, this time focusing on a new addition to the family, her fellow Yorkie named Zeke. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND STELLA AND THE PERFECT GIFT by Dara Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inclusive, accessible interpretation of O. Henry's beloved story and a 'perfect gift' for families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of big-city bears celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas Eve in their shared apartment in this sweet, age-appropriate story that borrows the structure of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >

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LOLA GOES TO WORK by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tiny and gentle, but powerful just the same. (Informational picture book. 3-10)"
Not all working dogs are big and powerful, like police or rescue dogs. Some are tiny and gentle, like little Lola, a 5-pound Yorkshire terrier from California certified as a therapy dog. Read full book review >

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GETTING LINCOLN'S GOAT by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Goldman (Money to Burn, 1994, etc.) has a snappy, comic style, dead-on for the genre; with a suspenseful plot, totally credible and fun characters, and enough romance to oil the works, this novel is simply a hoot. (Fiction. 10+)"
This comic mystery introduces a refreshing teen detective, Elliot Armbruster, a slightly nerdy 15-year-old who longs to be like his TV hero, Dangerous Dan McGrew. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY GEMS by Marvin Goldman
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A variety of tales, ranging from comical to bittersweet, encapsulating another era in New York City."
Quirky characters and their antics enliven Goldman's collection of short stories set in New York City. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING by Lee Goldman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Part I gets kudos for being informative and accessible, but the presumptions of Part II make for a controversial conclusion."
A renowned cardiologist explores the paradox that traits essential to human survival in prehistoric times are today the cause of countless human deaths. Read full book review >