Search Results: "Russell Gold"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"A cleareyed and mostly neutral study of the price of America's energy addictions."
An insider's guide to the most controversial energy-production technique in the United States. Read full book review >

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FOUR NEW SPORTY MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS
by Leila Roy

While I’m not particularly up on real-life sports, well, EVER—I vaguely track various seasons by what uniforms my younger patrons are wearing, and that’s about it—reading fiction that’s centered around sports is a whole different ballgame.

*pauses for groans to subside*

So. Here are a few new and upcoming middle grade sports novels—one that I’ve read, and three more that ...


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SUSPICIOUS MINDS by Ian Gold
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"A provocative new perspective on the diagnosis, and therefore treatment, of mental illness."
Brothers Joel Gold (Psychiatry/NYU School of Medicine) and Ian Gold (Philosophy and Psychiatry/McGill Univ.) suggest that to treat delusions simply as manifestations of psychosis, without regard to their cognitive function, is insufficient. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR by Jerome Gold
Released: Jan. 2, 1990

Variations on 1984 and Blade Runner, by the author of The Negligence of Death (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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ON THE SPECTRUM by Jennifer Gold
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A light examination of the intersection of two disabilities with family dynamics, with a sweet splash of page-turning melodrama. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teenage girl with an eating disorder spends a summer abroad with her autistic brother. Read full book review >

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FROM A DISTANCE by Julie Gold
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The spare text and powerful images work in accord to provide educators and parents with a book that can be used to stimulate discussion of many different issues. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A song made famous by a host of singers has become a picture book that well suits the lyric's eloquent plea for universal peace and understanding. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECTLY TRUE TALES OF A PERFECT SIZE 12 by Robin Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A memorable character stuck in a forgettable story about a girl with a big appetite and even bigger dreams."
Domestic divas battle for the top position at a Martha Stewart-esque enterprise. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER'S SON by Jerome Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Fashionably gloomy, but it's all old hat—and nothing, but nothing, adds up."
Sequel to The Inquisitor (1991): In this near-future, or alternate-world, Seattle—the Pacific and southwestern states having been sold to Mexico—Sam Brave hangs out with his fellow gangsters until two of them are murdered by unknown assailants. Read full book review >

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SHE TOOK MY ARM AS IF SHE LOVED ME by Herbert Gold
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 1997

"This is Gold's Tempest, a go-for-broke autumnal story told with great vigor and featuring, in Priscilla, one of the most vividly passive-aggressive villains ever put on paper."
The chatty old lion of San Francisco (Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet, 1993; A Girl of Forty, 1986, etc.) holds forth in splendid form. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER MINE by Herbert Gold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Compelling, if endlessly padded."
San Francisco's golden-ager Beat philosopher/novelist/essayist (She Took My Arm As If She Loved Me, 1997, etc.) returns, as full of talk as ever. Read full book review >

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The Tale of Old Man Fischer by Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"A capably written, genre-bending story filled with creepy-crawlies and refreshingly curious humans."
Neighborhood lore becomes a frightening reality for a young boy who dares to trespass on the property of Old Man Fischer in this debut mystery. Read full book review >