Search Results: "Marcia Goldman"


BOOK REVIEW

LOLA GOES TO THE DOCTOR by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"If the tiny, 5-pound, button-nosed Lola can survive a doctor's visit, anyone can. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In the second of this photo-illustrated series, Lola the winsome Yorkie goes to the vet. Read full book review >

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LOLA AND TATTLETALE ZEKE by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2015

"An unfocused effort overall, both in illustration quality and in plot development. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny Yorkshire terrier named Lola narrates her third entry in a series, this time focusing on a new addition to the family, her fellow Yorkie named Zeke. 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 >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Debut author Goldman, who clearly understands how teen boys think and speak, delivers an understated, genuine delight. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Take one nudity- and violence-filled claymation film, a suddenly gay best friend and plenty of dry wit. Read full book review >

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GETTING LINCOLN'S GOAT by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"Goldman (Money to Burn, 1994, etc.) has a snappy, comic style, dead-on for the genre; with a suspenseful plot, totally credible and fun characters, and enough romance to oil the works, this novel is simply a hoot. (Fiction. 10+)"
This comic mystery introduces a refreshing teen detective, Elliot Armbruster, a slightly nerdy 15-year-old who longs to be like his TV hero, Dangerous Dan McGrew. Read full book review >

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BIG CITY GEMS by Marvin Goldman
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A variety of tales, ranging from comical to bittersweet, encapsulating another era in New York City."
Quirky characters and their antics enliven Goldman's collection of short stories set in New York City. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING by Lee Goldman
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Part I gets kudos for being informative and accessible, but the presumptions of Part II make for a controversial conclusion."
A renowned cardiologist explores the paradox that traits essential to human survival in prehistoric times are today the cause of countless human deaths. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT ROOM by E.M. Goldman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Goldman is a rare writer who can present the story from the point-of-view of either gender; as a result, this novel will reach deep inside readers' own hopes and dreams. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a bizarre premise, seven high-school juniors take part in an experiment with virtual reality: a simulation of their ten-year reunion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2006

"Uncertain in organization and thin on insight—a blown opportunity."
A veteran reggae observer offers her take on an icon's defining statement. Read full book review >

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ISAAC by Ivan Goldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Ultimately disappointing, but a brief, quick-moving novel that has, especially early, its share of pungencies and pleasures."
Goldman's latest, following The Barfighter (2009), centers on an unlikely love story. Read full book review >

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The Shape-Shifters by Peter Goldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 14, 2015

"Precarious politics take precedence over murder in this striking genre entry."
Private eye Max Christian helps a friend who's running for Congress and enters a seedy world of murder, drugs, and politics in Goldman's (The Last Minstrel Show, 2012, etc.) latest thriller. Read full book review >

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QUEST FOR THE PRESIDENCY 1992 by Peter Goldman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

A fly-in-campaign-headquarters perspective on the last presidential race, written by Newsweek's special election team, several of whose members also worked on Quest for the Presidency 1988 (1989). Read full book review >