Search Results: "Mark Goldblatt"


BOOK REVIEW

FINDING THE WORM by Mark Goldblatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Goldblatt's outstanding tale ponders a timeless, universal dilemma as a remarkable boy seeks to reconcile the heartbreak and uplift that punctuate his life. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Goldblatt's sequel to Twerp (2013) chronicles the momentous events of Julian's seventh-grade year.Read full book review >

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AFRICA SPEAKS by Mark Goldblatt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"It takes chutzpah for a nonblack to write something like this, but some risks are worth the effort for what they reveal of essential humanity. This is one."
An oddity, this story of New York street-smart black life by columnist and Bible studies instructor Goldblatt (Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY) is actually both hip and moving. Read full book review >

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TWERP by Mark Goldblatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Goldblatt's tale provides a thought-provoking exploration of bullying, personal integrity and self-acceptance. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Julian is assigned the task of keeping a journal that details the events that led up to his suspension for bullying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1995

"Still, on balance, there's too much dross among the gold."
The title is the second-best thing about this extremely uneven anthology of 20 stories written between 1985 and 1993. Read full book review >

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GIRL TO THE CORE by Stacey Goldblatt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 14, 2009

"Included at the end are 100 questions to help readers discover 'What kind of girl is at your core?' (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Molly is so easygoing that her boyfriend, best friend and even eight-year-old neighbor call most of the shots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 26, 2016

"Gracefully written and compellingly argued, this is one of the best books of the year and one of the best sports books ever written."
A tour de force history of the Olympics in romanticized myth and politicized reality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRAY by Stacey Goldblatt
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 2007

"Light and fun. (Fiction. YA)"
Since her parents' divorce, Natalie's overprotective mother has kept her on a very short leash and, except for a few white lies, Natalie's been quite obedient. Read full book review >

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WOLF TOTEM by Jiang Rong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2008

"Any admirer of Jack London—or of Dersu, or Farley Mowat, or other chronicles and chroniclers of wolf-human interaction—will find this a treasure."
The Call of the Wild meets Dersu Uzala in the wilds of Inner Mongolia in this sweeping debut novel by retired Chinese academician Jiang. In China, it has emerged as a zeitgeist novel, outselling any other in Chinese history short of Mao's little red book. Read full book review >

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SHIFU, YOU’LL DO ANYTHING FOR A LAUGH by Mo Yan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Uneven work. But when Mo Yan's imagination cuts loose, and the gloves come off, he can be a provocative and powerfully original writer."
A mixed-bag collection of frequently abrasive, imaginative stories written in the 1980s and '90s by the highly visible Chinese author (Red Sorghum, 1993; The Republic of Wine, 2000). Read full book review >

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MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 26, 1989

According to Miller (Rhetoric/Berkeley) and Goldblatt, there are "millions" of intelligent, college-educated, idealistic men and women ages 22-39 who have opted out of the quest for careers, money, and status. Read full book review >

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PLEASE DON’T CALL ME HUMAN by Wang Shuo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"It's over the top, all right, but it's also a hoot."
The maverick Chinese author of Playing for Thrills (1997) has made even more enemies in his homeland with this abrasive and furiously imaginative satire on China's haughty traditionalism, reverence for elders, and obsession with "saving face," among other national traits. Read full book review >