Search Results: "Rita Golden Gelman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 1995

A cogently narrated personal exploration of the pain of raising black boys in a society that the author sees as fearing black men and indifferent to their survival. Read full book review >

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VAMP by Eve Golden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The author does make an effort to situate Bara in her historical context, but too often she settles for a superficial rehashing of film history commonplaces. (124 b&w photos, not seen)"
Golden, author of a well-received bio of Jean Harlow (Platinum Girl, 1991), inaugurates this new imprint with a trip even farther back into film history to examine the career of silent sex goddess Theda Bara. Read full book review >

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TIN MEN by Christopher Golden
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2015

"An enjoyable and almost plausible peek into a future world under American protection."
A futuristic thriller that mixes science fiction, world politics, and gobs of action. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1992

"An ambitious and fascinating work, laced with much solid scholarship, that often transcends its subject matter to tackle issues of concern to all women."
A freelance journalist and medical writer examines homelessness among women from a wide variety of anecdotal, historical, literary, and cultural perspectives. Read full book review >