Search Results: "Robert Goolrick"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 23, 2007

"Goolrick is clearly a victim of his parents' brutal abuse, but he has broken out of the categories of 'victim' and 'survivor' to become a powerful truth-teller."
A devastating debut memoir about a Southern childhood. Read full book review >

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HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL by Robert Goolrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2012

"There are some weak links in a chain that's still capable of pulling you along."
A torrid extramarital romance is the heart of Goolrick's powerful but problematic second novel; it follows the acclaimed A Reliable Wife (2009). Read full book review >

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A RELIABLE WIFE by Robert Goolrick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2009

"A sublime murder ballad that doesn't turn out at all the way one might expect."
A woman with her own agenda is caught between two men obsessed with the past. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF PRINCES by Robert Goolrick
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A cautionary tale about what happens when the party's over."
An exiled Wall Street trader offers an unapologetic accounting of the excesses of the early 1980s.
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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE CHICKEN LITTLE by Robert Byrd
retold by Robert Byrd, illustrated by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A handsome, most welcome addition to the now–sadly neglected, too-little–published literature of folk and fairy tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Byrd retells the familiar tale of folly and trickery, adding some outsize bravery and a happy ending. Read full book review >

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PIRATE’S EYE by Robert Priest
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"Readers too will be left reflective by this understated episode. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As in his Old Pirate of Central Park (1999), Priest pairs elegantly composed, deceptively simple cartoon illustrations to an unusually rich and satisfying story. Read full book review >

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AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH by Robert Shetterly
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2005

In tribute to this country's proud tradition of protest, fine artist Shetterly has chosen 50 Americans who have stood up for what he calls "the promise of America," presenting them in a series of accurately painted head-and-shoulder portraits with their names and a pithy quote scratched in. Read full book review >

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GIANT MEATBALL by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Yum. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In the fine tradition of stories featuring oversized food, here's a cautionary tale about a narcissistic meatball who comes to a bad and sudden end. Read full book review >

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SHIPS by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With its concluding tableau of a working port, this nifty history will leave young mariners fulfilled. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-12)"
The history of seafaring transport, from rafts to supertankers, receives a brief but engaging treatment. Read full book review >

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AMY’S LIGHT by Robert Nutt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Sweet, with lovely artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Nutt's debut, a magical encounter with fireflies helps a young girl overcome her fear of nighttime shadows. Read full book review >