Search Results: "Keli Goff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GQ CANDIDATE by Keli Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"The novel ends on a cliffhanger—all to the good, except it presupposes that the reader will have slogged through to the end of this overlong, unrewarding debut."
The president is now not only black but also Jewish, and the tea partiers are having fits. Read full book review >

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RED SKY by Chris Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"Goff excels in setting the hook—if you blink, you'll miss the exposition—and plunging her heroine into one fast-moving action sequence after another. Readers seeking plausibility and great dialogue are advised to move along: nothing to see here."
"Can't a girl have any fun?" Diplomatic Security Service Special Agent Raisa Jordan asks her companion as they dodge the bullets a Russian crew is firing at their wildly careening vehicle. And that's only the beginning of her fun. Read full book review >

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PAST CONTINUOUS by Denise Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Her tale is thickly lathered with catastrophe and sentiment, but these Geordie gals, tough and brassy and loving, are appealing."
A gossipy, unashamedly soapy, kitchen-table tale, set in Newcastle, about four sisters—three of whom are relentlessly clobbered by woes but triumph at the close. Read full book review >

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A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS by Christine Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"Although her stories are billed as bird-watchers' mysteries, Goff's writing is accessible, and her plot—cozy and predictable yet enjoyable—may well appeal to a wider audience."
A special agent focused on protecting nature looks for clues there when a local detective won't share any information that might help her solve the murder of a woman found in her park. Read full book review >

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SHANTYTOWN, USA by Lisa Goff
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2016

"An interesting history lacking a prescription for the future."
Shantytowns, the author argues, have been "a decentralized, self-built, market-based solution to the affordable housing shortage." Read full book review >

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DARK WATERS by Chris Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A story in need of better research, fewer coincidences, and a more definitive ending."
An American diplomat, an Israeli agent, and a radical group fight to control the flow of critical and deadly information in Goff's first thriller. Read full book review >

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THIS COLD COUNTRY by Annabel Davis-Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A lovely tale, in an old-fashioned unhurried style, that succeeds in re-creating a strange, lost world."
Third-novelist Davis-Goff (The Dower House, 1998, etc.) offers a leisurely, elegiac portrait of a decaying Anglo-Irish family in County Waterford during the dark days of WWII. Read full book review >

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SAVE THE FLORIDA KEY DEER by Margaret Goff Clark
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Most readers will be better served by a more general title on endangered species. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Clark (The Endangered Florida Panther, 1993, etc.) describes efforts to save the Florida Key deer, a toy-sized subspecies of the white-tailed deer. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Florida Panther Milestones''; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A depiction of efforts to study and protect a subspecies of cougar that inhabits remote areas of the Everglades—a subspecies decimated by loss of range, pollution, and automobiles: fewer than 50 Florida panthers remain in the wild. Read full book review >

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THE FOX’S WALK by Annabel Davis-Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A rich, impressionistic account, in an old-fashioned style, of a dying world in the last hours before sunset."
The last days of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy, told with leisure and grace. Read full book review >

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THE DOWER HOUSE by Annabel Davis-Goff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"Fine and poignant."
A richly comic, tender evocation of Ireland's dwindling, splendid Anglo-Irish. Read full book review >