Search Results: "Leon Golden"


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ARISTOTLE AND THE ARC OF TRAGEDY by Leon Golden
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A pithy examination of dramatic theory that shows glimpses of its whole landscape without getting bogged down in minutiae."
A book seeks to clarify Aristotle's theory of tragedy, drawing from some of the archetypal tragic heroes of Western civilization. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2009

"A fine reappraisal of two masterpieces that discovers psychological and moral profundities amid the blood and guts."
Two very different soldiers are improbable comrades-in-arms, according to this perceptive comparative study. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"Striking proof of the banality of evil."
A rare document: a psychiatrist's working notes on Nazi officials awaiting trial for war crimes. Read full book review >

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IN PRAISE OF MOTHERS by Lilly Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"There are also pieces by Pearl S. Buck, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Dorris, and Louise Erdrich, among others."
An anthology about something we all have. Read full book review >

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WILDWOOD ROAD by Christopher Golden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"May be Golden's best and a step up from 2004's The Boys Are Back in Town."
Haunted house tale, restrained and adult. Read full book review >

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COMEBACK LOVE by Peter Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Grab a handful of tissues, think The Notebook and then start speculating on actors best suited to bring Gordon and Glenna to the big screen."
Golden's breakout debut fiction is a passionate, yet melancholy, story of love, loss and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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THE LITERARY HORSE by Lilly Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 1995

Anthologist Golden (In Praise of Mothers: A Literary Anthology, 1994, etc.) here takes on horse stories- -22 in all: the kind written by John Steinbeck (``The Red Pony'') and William Saroyan (``The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse''), not by such penmen of the purple plains as Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey. Read full book review >

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ARARAT by Christopher Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A thriller with an intellectual bent, Golden's latest effort ruminates on the nature and existence of good and evil while providing the chills and tingles fans of this prolific author have come to expect."
Far up on Turkey's Mount Ararat, buried within it like a cave, explorers discover the remains of a ship they think may be Noah's Ark. After they open an odd sarcophaguslike container and mess around with the horned cadaver inside, evil happens. Read full book review >

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AND DO REMEMBER ME by Marita Golden
Released: July 1, 1992

"Strong stuff—unsubtle and sharp as an axe blow."
The author of Long Distance Life (1989), plus other novels dealing with the various odysseys of black women, here centers on a successful actress, a victim of childhood rape, as she struggles to love and endure. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF HEAVEN by Marita Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"Golden, in her fourth novel, is writing in top form."
An acclaimed chronicler of black women's lives (And Do Remember Me, 1992, etc.) shows what happens when a good marriage goes bad. Read full book review >

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LOST LULLABY by Deborah Golden Alecson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"The Me generation faces life and death."
A mother's emotion-laden account of how tough it is to have a brain-damaged infant who won't die. Read full book review >