Victoria Golden

Praise for The Readers’ Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites

A handy new guide for book lovers everywhere . . . [featuring] a good blend of fiction and nonfiction, classics, relatively unknown regional writers, and the occasional best seller . . . The book’s strength is that it reminds serious readers of books that they have loved and/or always meant to read.
Library Journal
The Readers’ Choice is a treasury of 200 book club favorites and provides a set of ‘top picks’ by over 70 reading groups and clubs across the country, from Oprah and NPR to regional book clubs. Selections avoid best-seller top lists and provide ‘midlist,’ thoughtful books in a range of themes and subjects. Recommended for book enthusiasts seeking something other than the Top 10.
Midwest Book Review

Praise for Independent Photography: A Biased Guide to 35mm Technique and Equipment for the Beginner, the Student, and the Artist

Freelance photojournalist Robert Foothorap concentrates on the ‘How’ in his book Independent Photography, written with Vickie Golden (Straight Arrow Books, Simon and Schuster). Although Mr. Foothorap assumes he is addressing beginners, his book does not insult their intelligence. Written in a clear, intelligent style . . . well-presented.
— Ursula Mahoney, “Camera View,” The New York Times
Perhaps the smartest thing that Foothorap did was to choose as a working partner in the book a person who had an extraordinary competency for organization and editing, but who knew nothing about photography. It was Vickie Golden’s task to put the material in logical sequence, and Foothorap’s to make it all understandable to Vickie. Their efforts may save beginning photographers years of frustration and provide future instructors with a format for demystifying photography.
— Anne C. Dowie, Communications Arts Magazine
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Praise for A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains

“I was so moved by A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains and by William’s experiences. He was put on a train with no supervision, no oversight, and given away to the first people who claimed him. A story of heartbreak and resilience . . .”

—LISA MICHAELS, AUTHOR OF GRAND AMBITION, A LOS ANGELES TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR, AND SPLIT: A COUNTERCULTURE CHILDHOOD, A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR.