Search Results: "Rita Golden Gelman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"An idiosyncratic but exuberant homage to wanderlust."
Children's author Gelman celebrates the joys of the unfettered life, lived only for the moment, that she enjoyed in places as varied as Guatemala and New Zealand after her marriage ended and she found herself finally able to do as she pleased. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Scattershot pieces held together by context and emotionalism."
Children's-book author Gelman (Doodler Doodling, 2004, etc.) follows up Tales of a Female Nomad (2001) with a collaborative collection of essays—and a smattering of recipes—celebrating travel, diversity and human connection. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Scientific names not given; no index. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Formed over eons by lava boiling up from the sea floor, the rocky Galapagos are inhabited by an odd assortment of plants and animals that have developed peculiar adaptations for survival; e.g., dark-skinned iguanas, able to spend more time in cold water searching for food, ``evolved into a new type of iguana—the marine iguana.'' Crisp, clear close-up photos in full color add to the appeal, but lack captions and scale. Read full book review >

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DOODLER DOODLING by Rita Golden Gelman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A happy paean to the possibilities of the confluence of boredom and imagination. (Picture book. 5+)"
A bored little girl doodles some "teachers teaching"—then flying fliers, fliers teaching, teachers flying, teachers teaching flying fliers, and (with great glee) fliers flying teachers (a goggled and helmeted pilot steers a very alarmed, very matronly teacher). Read full book review >

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MARCI'S SECRET BOOK OF DATING by Jan Gelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"Bullseye'' series for slow or reluctant readers who have not yet overdosed on similar plots. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Mystified by the number of kids who have ``paired off'' since they entered seventh grade, Marci and Pam make a pact to have boyfriends in time to attend the big Valentine's Day dance. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Too often, though, Gelman's self-absorbed approach gets in the way of the terrific stories he has to tell; for the real moxie, read Buchanan."
A tumultuous year (1989) in the life of a cub crime-reporter for New York Newsday. Read full book review >

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CLASS MOM by Laurie  Gelman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Gelman's debut is a literary stand-up routine, and you might as well just give in: this woman is going to get a laugh out of you."
Miss Ward's Kansas City kindergarten class has a room parent with major attitude. Read full book review >

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WILDWOOD ROAD by Christopher Golden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2005

"May be Golden's best and a step up from 2004's The Boys Are Back in Town."
Haunted house tale, restrained and adult. Read full book review >

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AND DO REMEMBER ME by Marita Golden
Released: July 1, 1992

"Strong stuff—unsubtle and sharp as an axe blow."
The author of Long Distance Life (1989), plus other novels dealing with the various odysseys of black women, here centers on a successful actress, a victim of childhood rape, as she struggles to love and endure. Read full book review >

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IN PRAISE OF MOTHERS by Lilly Golden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"There are also pieces by Pearl S. Buck, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Dorris, and Louise Erdrich, among others."
An anthology about something we all have. Read full book review >