Search Results: "Myla Goldberg"


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WICKETT’S REMEDY by Myla Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2005

"A fine novel very much in the American vein, and a quantum leap forward for the gifted Goldberg."
The 1918 influenza pandemic is the background for this absorbing successor to Bee Season (2000). Read full book review >

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THE FALSE FRIEND by Myla Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"Complex, compelling characters who defy pigeonholing override Goldberg's tendency to map out the plot too neatly."
Picking up the current concerns about bullying and "mean girls," Goldberg (Wickett's Remedy, 2005, etc.) follows a young woman tracking down a guilty memory from her childhood. Read full book review >

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BEE SEASON by Myla Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"Goldberg is a gifted writer, but her style—delivered in a detached, almost clinical prose that gives the feeling of fable or dream—holds the reader at a distance and keeps her characters from ever quite coming into the third dimension."
An impressive debut about a young girl from a brilliant but eccentric family whose special talent earns her a place in the family and finally in the world. Read full book review >

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CATCHING THE MOON by Myla Goldberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"In her children's debut, Goldberg's lunar language and Sheban's stunningly luminous illustrations turn this contemporary tall tale into a shining winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can a wily old woman outsmart the Man in the Moon? Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG: VARIATIONS by Gabriel Josipovici
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Heady stuff, for readers who like to read writers writing about writers who write about writing."
A philosophical jigsaw puzzle of a novel dares the reader to discover how the pieces fit together. Read full book review >

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GOLDBERG VARIATIONS by Susan Isaacs
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A painfully long yawn."
An aging entrepreneur invites her three grandchildren, whom she barely knows, for a weekend visit so she can choose which one will take over her company. Read full book review >

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MEG GOLDBERG ON PARADE by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
An eager spectator happily becomes an enthusiastic participant in a New York City parade. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR J. GOLDBERG by David Stebenne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"An illuminating look at a fascinating figure in 20th-century politics."
From historian Stebenne (Ohio State Univ.), an absorbing, scholarly biography of an undeservedly neglected legal thinker. Read full book review >

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EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA by Micol Ostow
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Despite Emily and Lucy being well-defined, Ostow pays little attention to other characters, who fade into the well-drawn Puerto Rican setting. (Fiction. YA)"
Growing up in an affluent New York suburb, Emily Goldberg didn't mind not knowing about her mother's Puerto Rican childhood, but when her family travels to Puerto Rico for her grandmother's funeral, Emily's ignorance is compounded as she is bombarded by unfamiliar relatives, foreign customs and a language she can barely decipher. Read full book review >

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THE JOINT VENTURED NATION by Edward Goldberg
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Goldberg's writing occasionally plods, and his lengthy quotations from other sources become tiresome, but he does offer some provocative ideas for policymakers."
A global economics consultant debuts with an analysis of the failure of American foreign policy to adapt to the new realities of an interconnected world. Read full book review >

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PATIENT ONE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center, has the expertise to provide an exciting medical thriller. This fast-paced departure from his Joanna Blalock series (Lethal Measures, 2000, etc.) provides all the excitement, intrigue and danger you could ask for."
An emergency-room doctor must use all his considerable skills to save the president and the nation from disaster. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A heavy-handed infomercial."
Vilification of critics of the pharmaceutical industry from the vice president of a market-oriented think tank. Read full book review >