Search Results: "Rob Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

PARADISE PARK by Allegra Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2001

"Brilliantly crafted and pitched perfectly, which we expect from this author; but also challenging and deliberately uningratiating, which we might not."
Bestselling Goodman (Kaaterskill Falls, 1998, etc.) takes a bold step forward with this comic novel about a very serious spiritual quest undertaken by a narrator who's as often obnoxious as endearing. Read full book review >

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THE COOKBOOK COLLECTOR by Allegra Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"A witty, warm and wise look at the human condition in the digital age."
Goodman (Intuition, 2006, etc.) shows two sisters grappling with romantic, professional and moral quandaries at the height of the dotcom boom. Read full book review >

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THE GENIUS OF HUNGER by Diane Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2002

"Compassion and a steady eye from a bold new voice that deserves to be heard from again."
In a food-laced first collection, poet and former Allegheny College professor Goodman paints a series of portraits of women battling for understanding in the face of an indifferent world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"An incisive rendering of an important episode in the ongoing battle for the rights of individuals."
Thorough account of a major human-rights atrocity of the early 20th century and the man who exposed it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"An absorbing and authoritative canvass that puts paid to any beguiling notion that legalized gambling provides either a quick or durable fix for depleted municipal and state treasuries. (Author tour)"
A censorious audit of government's role in the recent proliferation of legal gambling. Read full book review >

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THE DROWNING TREE by Carol Goodman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2004

"A touch overwrought, a touch didactic, but haunting nonetheless."
Cerebral mystery from classy bestseller Goodman (The Seduction of Water, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ORPHEUS CLOCK by Simon Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An emotional tale of unspeakable horrors, family devotion, and art as a symbol of hope."
During World War II, the Nazis easily stole valuable artworks, furniture, and silver from Goodman, who has spent two difficult decades trying to recover them. Read full book review >

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THE SEDUCTION OF WATER by Carol Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long, and tending to cliché, but a pretty good romantic suspenser nonetheless."
There's enough plot for two or three Robert Ludlum potboilers in this agreeably overstuffed second from Goodman (The Lake of Dead Languages, Jan. 2002). Read full book review >

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INJUSTICE by Lee Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Goodman's legal thriller has plenty of entertaining twists and turns but is short on credibility."
If it weren't for bad news, federal prosecutor Nick Davis wouldn't have any news at all in Goodman's follow-up to Indefensible (2014).Read full book review >

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SPLAT THE CAT by Rob Scotton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Given Splat's popularity and the potential of a haunted house, this lackluster effort is a real disappointment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Only the most avid fans of Splat the Cat will cheer for this lift-the-flap Halloween story. Read full book review >

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RUSSELL AND THE LOST TREASURE by Rob Scotton
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Place this take on the value of family pictures alongside the similarly themed likes of Amy Hest's Guess Who, Baby Duck (2004) and Deborah Blumenthal's Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair, illus by Mary GrandPré (2001). (Picture book. 6-8)"
The woolly with the big personality and the extremely long nightcap (Russell the Sheep, 2005) finds a buried chest filled with—well, not the "treasure" he's expecting. Read full book review >

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BYE-BYE BOZWELL BEAR by Rob Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2003

"Also amusing are the subtly placed insect antics in the background. (Picture book. 3-5)"
After teasing his sister, messing up the kitchen, making a fuss over lunch, and turning his music up too loud, Bozwell Bear is fed up with being told off by his over-demanding family. Read full book review >