Search Results: "Sonia Goldie"


BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTLIGHT by Sonia Gensler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Frightening and engrossing. (Horror. 10-14)"
A preteen girl and her newfound friend investigate paranormal activity on her grandmother's farm. Read full book review >

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THE REVENANT by Sonia Gensler
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"While Willie's personal story and the school mystery don't always mesh, the well-drawn characters and suspenseful plot should keep readers fully engaged. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
When her mother insists she leave boarding school and come home, Willie, 17—a teen rebel à la 1896—assumes the identity of another student who's decided to decline a teaching position at the Cherokee Female Seminary. Read full book review >

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CLEM’S CHANCES by Sonia Levitin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"While the end is predictable, those who like to read about the Westward Movement will enjoy the journey. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this episodic historical novel, Clem Fontayne's chances of success seem slim when he leaves Missouri in 1860 to seek his father in California. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1992

"Taitz's descriptions of her own children and her feelings for them, however, would play anywhere—they are touching, sincere, endearingly besotted in a way all mothers will recognize."
Taitz, a columnist for Child magazine, offers an uneven collection of short essays loosely linked by the theme of learning both to resist the hype that modern parents are bombarded with and to trust your own instincts in raising your children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2012

"Gritty, gripping and often heartbreaking—an impressive piece of narrative nonfiction."
A harsh, cinematic look at the international sex trade. Read full book review >

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GODDESS FOR HIRE by Sonia Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"Witless and lame debut."
An "ethnic chick-lit" entry about a southern California Indo-American woman, who turns out to be the reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Kali, reads like a dumbed-down episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2005

"An affecting if uneven debut."
Emotional courtroom drama explores the lingering psycological and social effects of the Jim Crow South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2005

"An affecting if uneven debut."
Emotional courtroom drama explores the lingering psycological and social effects of the Jim Crow South. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAPERBARK SHOE by Goldie Goldbloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"A simmering, colorful story about castaways and the deviance they inspire."
An albino woman suffers with her desperate need for intimacy in the wilds of World War II-era Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OXFORD MURDERS by Guillermo Martínez
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2005

"Soft-spoken, smart and satisfying."
An elegant, fashionable, award-winning novel mixes murder with modern mathematical theory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"Decent advice for young children; some adaptations for teens would be beneficial."
Beloved actress demonstrates how a few minutes per day can change the way we see the world. Read full book review >