Search Results: "Paul Goldberg"


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BUILDING ART by Paul Goldberger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Richly researched, intelligent, and graceful, but some readers may wonder if Gehry has a dark side."
An admiring life of the celebrated architect who designed, among other notable structures, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Read full book review >

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THE YID by Paul Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"For all its dark, discursive content, Goldberg's novel about unlikely rebels plotting Stalin's downfall is streaked with hard-earned wisdom."
In Goldberg's debut, set in 1953, a pair of offbeat Jewish characters and an American Negro come to terms with life, death, and theater as Stalin's final pogrom gains steam. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2004

"Insider play-by-play with politicians, potential profiteers, and top architects scrambling for the plum: an absorbing, if not inspiring, record."
The tortuous trail of conflicts and compromises that resulted in the project to erect the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower on the Ground Zero site. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A powerful contribution to the ongoing discussion on health-care reform."
With the assistance of investigative journalist Goldberg (The Final Act: The Dramatic, Revealing Story of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group, 1988, etc.), Brawley (Medicine/Emory Univ.), chief medical scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, delivers a scathing indictment of the American medical system. Read full book review >

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We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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The Sabbath Chicken and other Stories by Carlos Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE

"More judicious story selection would benefit this portrait of an intriguing man."
This debut collection of interconnected short stories revolves around the life of a Brazilian Jew transplanted to New York City. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE SECRET OF WRITING by Natalie Goldberg
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 19, 2013

"A pleasantly meditative, intuitive writing guide—though some aspiring writers may find too few nuts and bolts."
A uniquely delivered Eastern Zen approach to the craft of writing. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EXPOSURE by Leonard Goldberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"A salty vichyssoise of zingy technobabble and tiresome plotting that, thankfully, refuses to take itself too seriously."
A lethal microbe, a brutal murderer, and a sentient iceberg menace cooly competent forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, back for a fourth outing(Deadly Harvest, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE BEYOND by Lee Goldberg
Released: March 15, 1997

"Black comedy from the Left Coast—and an outrageously entertaining take on the loathsome folkways of contemporary showbiz."
When a Hollywood studio, as part of its ambition to launch a new TV network, decides to remake a science-fiction series that became a cult hit after cancellation 25 years ago, all hell breaks loose. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1999

"Overall, a well-reasoned counterweight to recent science-worshipping titles."
An original, forthright argument that American religion has sold its soul to science. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE WILL TALK by Lucianne Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Like Madame Cleo's Girls (1992), nonstop connivance without a mean bone in its body: a Mister Rogers production of Tosca."
The tragicomic accidental death of omnipotent New York gossip columnist Lolly Pines sets in motion a cheerful scramble for control of her column, access to her sources, and knowledge of the secrets that made her so powerful. Read full book review >

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GANGSTER NATION by Tod Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"The sacred gets the stuffing kicked out of it by the profane in this wild and sometimes-shocking novel."
The jig may be up for Las Vegas Rabbi David Cohen, the unlikely identity assumed by ruthless hit man Sal Cupertine. It's only a matter of time before an obsessed former FBI agent tracks him down—or the fake rabbi's cosmetically altered face caves in. Read full book review >