Search Results: "Laura Vickers"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF YOU by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Following in the footsteps of Iris Murdoch, Vickers is concerned with the spiritual dimensions of love and love's effect on the soul."
A psychiatrist with his own bedeviling ghosts finds himself irrevocably changed by his interactions with a patient in this philosophical romance from British novelist Vickers (Mr. Golightly's Holiday, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MISS GARNET’S ANGEL by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A rich, moving, and satisfying tale of a woman engaged at last with the great mysteries of love and life. Beautifully wrought and impressively wise."
An incandescent debut, and bestseller in Britain, luminously details transforming encounters that change a lonely spinster's life when she decides to live in Venice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1994

"Classy, well-documented gossip, though hardly the balanced portrait of three people that the subtitle suggests. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An engrossing chronicle of Garbo's sexual friendships with Mercedes de Acosta and Cecil Beaton, based on letters, journals, and personal interviews. Read full book review >

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MR GOLIGHTLY’S HOLIDAY by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A profound and satisfying read: the characters are likable, the whole hangs together."
Britisher Vickers (Instances of Number 3, 2002, etc.) again well mixes the metaphysical and the mundane as the author of the world's bestselling book tries to turn the original into a modern soap. Read full book review >

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PAPER CHAINS by Elaine Vickers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A well-told story celebrating the power of friendship to comfort and heal when families fall short. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Secrets and family upheaval test Katie and Ana's newly minted friendship. Read full book review >

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INSTANCES OF THE NUMBER 3 by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not as surefooted as Vickers's delightful Miss Garnet's Angel (2001), but still a deliciously urbane and affecting love story with an intriguing difference."
Wise and wryly tender tale in which a dead man's divided affections lead to unexpected revelations—and alliances—as the women he loved learn to live without him. Read full book review >

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DANCING BACKWARDS by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The unsympathetic characters are less a problem than the artificial, lifeless world Vickers forces them to inhabit."
Vickers (Where Three Roads Meet, 2008, etc.), usually adept at combining philosophy with romance, stumbles in this airless story about a British widow who travels by ocean liner to visit an old friend in New York. Read full book review >

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THE CLEANER OF CHARTRES by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2013

"A skillful miniature psychodrama delivered with humor and knowing restraint."
Enigmatic Agnès Morel provokes intense responses in the people around her, but is she an innocent, a savant or a violent criminal? Read full book review >

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LIKE MAGIC by Elaine Vickers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"An endlessly endearing story of three girls' pursuit of friendship and the beauty and challenge of what it means to be 10. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Grace, Jada, and Malia overcome fear and loneliness with the help of a mysterious treasure box. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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