Search Results: "Margaret Goff Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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THE QUEEN'S GOAT by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A more predictable scenario than usual for Mahy, but the contrast between her no-nonsense narrative style and droll details will entertain, while Clark's wide-eyed, insouciant characters and pell-mell action in a serene landscape add to the fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Queen is a child who has no pets because the butler and housekeeper have ruled out dogs and cats ("hair on the cushions...mud all over the palace"). Read full book review >

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MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON
by Maya Payne Smart

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s grandfather graduated from college and six of his children followed suit. But the next generation struggled to keep pace even as the specter of Jim Crow receded. “I wanted to know why,” she says, and chose fiction as her probe.

The Dartmouth and UC Berkeley Law graduate’s research revealed the war on drugs and mass incarceration ...


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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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7 SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

You've seen 7 Fantasy Novels Heading to Film and TV. Now let's take a look at the science fiction books coming your way…

 

Coyote by Allen Steele

Last month, I recommended you read Allen Steele's Captain Future origin story Avengers of the Moon. You should also check out his back catalog for his Coyote series, which ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >