Search Results: "Steve Goodman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIN THEY CALL THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS by Steve Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"An opening map marks the train's 17 stops between Chicago and New Orleans. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Goodman's Grammy-winning country-music song is resurrected with illustrations rendered in scratchboard and watercolor. Read full book review >

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IT WAS SO QUIET I COULD HEAR A PIN DROP by Andy Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A clever concept, in both progression and design, whose realization sometimes falls short. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child listens closely to the breeze as sounds evoke images and imaginings. Read full book review >

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Impossible Choices by Leni Goodman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"A thoughtful, multithemed autobiography focused on the challenges of motherhood, with particular insight into health care advocacy."
In this memoir, a former aspiring actress chronicles her transformative journey dealing with a daughter's brain tumor and a later-in-life foreign adoption. Read full book review >

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DARK DAYS AND BLOOD REBELLIONS
by Thea James

What is it about the clever blend of magic and classic aristocracy that is so pleasing to read? The mix of enchantment, romance, and classism is a tried and true bouquet, from books like Sherwood Smith’s much beloved YA duology Crown Duel/Court Duel to movies like the newest iteration of Beauty and the Beast.

Like so many others who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE RAIN FOREST by Billy Goodman
NATURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the ``Planet Earth'' series, an introduction, from top to bottom, to the rain forest and its inhabitants—plant, animal, and (especially useful) human—discussing the forest's importance for food, medicine, genetic diversity, and maintaining the world climate. Read full book review >

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THE ALLIANCE by Gabriel Goodman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2013

"A brief, believable and sobering look into bullying and school bureaucracies. (Fiction. 12-16)"
After the suicide of Jamie Ballard, a gay teen who was being bullied, two very different students at Southside High try to start a Gay-Straight Alliance. 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 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 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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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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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 >