Cover Reveal for On the Spectrum!
And it's on the NetGalley homepage right now--check it out! https://s2.netgalley.com/
April 2017 - Great review from Booklist!
Issue: April 1, 2017
Gold, Jennifer (Author)
Apr 2017. 248 p. Second Story, paperback, $12.95. (9781772600315).
Before: Cat’s beloved mother is dying of breast cancer. After: Cat takes a gap year to travel with Students
without Borders to Calantes, a tiny, fictional country in South America. Cat can’t really explain why she’s
embarked on this uncharacteristically adventurous journey, leaving her grief-stricken father alone. Maybe
she needs something more vital than antidepressants to kick-start her broken heart. Alternating chapters
tell of the ordeal of caring for a loved one with invincible cancer and of Cat’s adventures in impoverished,
war-torn Calantes, where Cat strikes up a camaraderie with fellow SWB volunteers and helps out in a
medical clinic. And while the Calantes story is perhaps overstuffed with drama, it’s a worthy complement
to the horrifying encroachment of death in Cat’s otherwise ordinary life. At home, for example, Cat is too
numb to even consider a prom date, while in Calantes, she falls into a passionate love affair. Gold captures
the poignancy of a mother’s death with authenticity, alternating it with an adventure story that grapples
with issues similar to those in Robert Hough’s Diego’s Crossing (2015).
— Diane Colson
April 2017 - 5 star review from ForeWord Reviews: www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/undiscovered-country/
April 2017 - Great Review from Kirkus: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jennifer-gold/undiscovered-country-gold/
January 2017 - Great review of Undiscovered Country from CM Magazine: https://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/vol23/no14/undiscoveredcountry.html
December 2017 - My new book, Undiscovered Country, will be coming in Spring 2017 from Second Story Press! Stay tuned for more information.
October 2015: - Soldier Doll nominated for Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading White Pine Award!!
March 2015: Soldier Doll on Bank Street College's Best Books for Kids 2014!
March 2015: Review:
December 2014: Review and TWO Mentions in Huffington Post!
November 2014: Review from Jewish Book Council:
November 2014: Soldier Doll part of Teen Military Fiction List:
November 2014: Soldier Doll part of Canadian Children's Book Centre Remembrance Day Reading List:
November 2014: Soldier Doll is Haliburton Public Library's Junior Book of the Month! Yay Haliburton!
November 2014: Soldier Doll has been nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adult list put out by YA section of the American Library Association!
October 2014: Great new review from Resource Links Magazine this month! See Volute 20(1) at page 27.
October 2014: New review from World of Words from University of Arizona:
September 2014: Thanks to everyone who stopped by at the This is Not the Shakespeare Stage at Toronto's WORD ON THE STREET festival for the Women Writing War panel!
August 2014 - Check out Interview with TPL Teens!
July 2014 - Soldier Doll chosen as part of TPL Teens Word Out Program! That's my name there, right under Rainbow Rowell's! http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/lawrenceparkci/docs/Parent%20Eye-2013-14/Wk-July7-2014/WORD%20OUT%202014.pdf
July 15, 2014: More great reviews--
1) Word Out Toronto Public Library:
2) CanLit for Little Canadians--thanks to awesome blogger Helen Kubiw!
July 10, 2014: I am excited to announce I am now represented by agent Lana Popovic at Chalberg Sussman!
June 28, 2014: Great review from Libris Notes!
May 30, 2014: On the 180 with Jim Brown:
And check out the original Globe and Mail piece here:
May 27, 2014: CBC Radio Reading Upcoming!
I am going to be reading from an article I wrote a couple years back entitled "I hate camping." I'll be on The 180 with Jim Brown on Friday at 1 PM and Sunday at 7 PM. Tune in!!
May 15, 2014: Review of Soldier Doll by Booklist:
"Gold’s gentle prose and well-defined characters from each era make the
complicated plot easy to navigate, and enough historical context is provided to bring to life each stop on
the doll’s journey without overwhelming the reader with detail. The primary themes of grief, loss, and the
ability to retain humanity in inhumane circumstances take center stage. An uplifting story of high interest
to historical fiction fans."
— Magan Szwarek
May 5, 2014: Review of Soldier Doll by VOYA:
"The spiraling story lines weave together easily with just enough history to keep readers interested and just enough of the contemporary to keep them anchored in a familiar setting. Many discussions between families in all the settings help the reader to understand that war is never an easy decision and the consequences are horrific. This book will appeal to both girls and boys and easily lead to thoughtful questions about what, if any, are the right reasons to go to war." (VOYA 2014-04-01)
May 1, 2014: Soldier Doll highly recommended by CanLit-Books for Kids and Teens
April 25, 2014: 4/4 star review in CM Magazine:
April 15, 2014: Starred Review in Quill and Quire now available online:
March 27, 2014: Copies of Soldier Doll available on GOODREADS GIVEAWAY!
March 21, 2014: Soldier Doll gets a starred review in Quill and Quire! Link to follow.
March 19, 2014: Launch party a great success at Mabel's Fabels! Thanks to everyone who showed up to support me and buy a book.
March 17, 2014: Check out this article in the Canadian Jewish News:http://www.cjnews.com/news/category/books-and-authors
March 15, 2014: Official release of Soldier Doll! Can't wait to see it in bookstores and on iTunes and Kindle Store.
January 30th, 2014: Had first signing at OLA Superconference today! It went well--copies went quickly. In more good news, Kirkus gave Soldier Doll a great review! https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jennifer-gold/soldier-doll-gold/
January 25, 2014: Check out a mention in Quill and Quire! http://www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/preview/spring-preview-2014-fiction-for-young-people/
January 10, 2014: Soldier Doll can be pre-ordered on Amazon!
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