Books by Victoria Strauss

COLOR SONG by Victoria Strauss
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This combination of page-ripping plot and insight into the creative process is as rare and luminous as the color Strauss imagines. (Historical fantasy. 11 & up)"
A young novice escapes the confines of the convent to risk it all for her art. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Giulia is bright, curious and a gifted artist, born to a noble father and his humble mistress in 15th-century Renaissance Italy. Now her fate rests with her father's widow, who's sending Giulia to a Padua convent. Read full book review >
GUARDIAN OF THE HILLS by Victoria Strauss
Released: Oct. 18, 1995

After the death of her father, Pamela, 16, and her half-Indian mother, Elizabeth, leave their Connecticut home during the Depression to live in her mother's place of birth, Flat Hills, Arkansas. It is anything but a joyous homecoming. Elizabeth's relationship with her white father is strained after so many years of separation, and Pamela finds it difficult to make friends—her classmates look down on her because of her quarter-Indian blood. Her life is further disrupted by the discovery of her extended Indian family in Flat Hills, where as eldest daughter in the family line, she is the designated guardian of the tribe. If she accepts her place among the Indians, Pamela must fight a terrible battle with the spirit of her ancestor Stern Dreamer, awakened from sleep by an archeological dig. She alone can insure that Stern Dreamer returns to his slumber and leaves the tribe in peace. A swiftly paced drama about the clash between science and myth, and the mixture of burden and fulfillment that accompanies accepting one's past. (Fiction. 12+) Read full book review >