Search Results: "Linda Goss"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S KWANZAA TIME! by Linda Goss
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"The Gosses (The Baby Leopard, 1989, not reviewed, etc.) also include recipes for the feast that follows the storytelling, as well as instructions for games, making clothes, and designing cards. (Anthology. 5+)"
Families and schools can draw on this wonderful, generous guide to shape their own Kwanzaa celebrations. Read full book review >

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THE FROG WHO WANTED TO BE A SINGER by Linda Goss
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Unfortunately, the book is just too formulaic; the frog may be a star, but his story is more a one-hit wonder, to be filed on the shelf after a single reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lively narrative with an improvised feel is somewhat slighted by a cookie-cutter plot. Read full book review >

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Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"No one has the temerity to claim that Brown was a cure-all for our nation's ills; perhaps this offering's greatest strength for young readers is the sense that Brown was part of a historical process—and so, now, are they. (Anthology. 10+)"
A nuanced collection thoughtfully commemorates, rather than celebrates, the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Read full book review >

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WHEN MUM WAS LITTLE by Mini Goss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Most parents of equivalently aged children won't hark back to that era—but this still should leave them feelin' groovy, and perhaps willing to reminisce. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Mum would have to be lying about her 39 years, for US audiences at least, to have seen her own Mum dressed in the wild Flower Power garb, elaborately teased wigs, and high, high platform shoes that Goss depicts in this riotously colored import. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST'S DAUGHTER by Theodora  Goss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2017

"Despite a potential-laden premise that stands out from the many character-mashup stories on the market, this collection of parts fails to come alive."
The daughters of literature's most infamous scientists band together in Goss' (Red as Blood and White as Bone, 2016, etc.) Gothic adventure story. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO THE WIND by Pete Goss
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Incredible. (16 pages color photos, not seen)"
A prepossessing account of all it takes to enter the hellacious solo race around the Southern Ocean called the VendÇe Globe and how to become a hero. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"God is HIV positive''), and utopian—with the charm of both prophecy and outrageousness."
Former Jesuit priest Goss (an executive headhunter who's also a gay activist with a doctorate in comparative religion) starts this combative study by asking how gays and lesbians can be Christians. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Homely advice of enduring quality."
In solid, homespun prose, inspirational speaker and melanoma survivor Goss (The Luckiest Unlucky Man Alive, not reviewed) offers wisdom gleaned from his battle against cancer. Read full book review >