Search Results: "Judy Stacey Goldman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A solid resource for parents and educators working with middle school girls; the program goals can be adapted to other issues."
Leadership consultant Radin's debut book describes her after-school program that empowers middle school girls through animal rescue. The book was co-authored by health and fitness writer Goldman (Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the "Perfect" Body, 2006, etc.).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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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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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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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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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 SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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UNCOMMON SCENTS
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Bonus Factors: Gardening, Diversity, Bay Area
Relationship Status: High School Sweetheart

Cover Story: Behold, The Field In Which I Gather My Scents

I’m not ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IF SNOWFLAKES TASTED LIKE FRUITCAKE by Stacey Previn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Like the fruitcake-flavored flakes, pass on this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative look at snowflakes and what we might do with them if they tasted of anything but winter. 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 >