Search Results: "Leni Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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SOMEWHERE ELSE by Leni Rodgers
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"Inspirational historical fiction based one woman's remarkable life and travels."
Based on a true story, Rodgers presents a moving novel that pays tribute to the power of an adventurous spirit. Read full book review >

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RED CLOCKS by Leni Zumas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A good story energized by a timely premise but perhaps a bit heavy on the literary effects."
The lives of five women in a small Oregon town are affected by the outlawing of abortion and an imminent ban on single parenthood. Read full book review >

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LENI RIEFENSTAHL by Leni Riefenstahl
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Hard to swallow, even with a grain of salt. (Forty pages of b&w photos—not seen)"
A sad and stupendously flat reminiscence by the doyenne of the German cinema, who even now seems unwilling to admit that she backed the wrong horse in 1933. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"An absorbing and authoritative canvass that puts paid to any beguiling notion that legalized gambling provides either a quick or durable fix for depleted municipal and state treasuries. (Author tour)"
A censorious audit of government's role in the recent proliferation of legal gambling. 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 >