Search Results: "Madeleine Valentine"


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VALENTINE by S.P. Somtow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Okay for existing vamps, but won't win many new fans."
Sequel to Somtow's 1985 paperback Vampire Junction: more lurid, appalling, spectacular bloodsucking from the splatterpunk author of The Shattered Horse (1986) and Moon Dance (1990). Read full book review >

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VALENTINE by Lucius Shepard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"Heavily erotic, lightly plotted: a lover's confection, with a certain sweetness but little sustenance."
His penchant intact for turning familiar landscapes into alien zones, the newest from Shepard (Kalimantan, 1992; The Ends Of The Earth, 1991; etc.) offers a hurricane-tweaked vision of Florida, where two ex-lovers find themselves together again, free to do what comes naturally until the weather clears. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE by Tom Savage
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A stylish literary entertainment in which the resourceful Savage plays completely fair (or almost) with readers impatient for an immediate solution to his crafty puzzle."
Another slick if divinable suspenser from Savage (Precipice, 1994), Greenwich Village-set, in which a psychopath with a grudge stalks a young mystery writer. Read full book review >

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ALBERTINE'S GOT TALENT! by Shena Power
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Sure to strike a chord with kids still looking for their 'thing.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
Albertine's got quite the talented family: Dad gardens, Mom sews and her brother excels at soccer—but Albertine just hangs around. Read full book review >

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AVA AND THE REAL LUCILLE by Cari Best
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A quiet, warm story with real emotions and a real plot. As a pet, Lucille is the real deal. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ava and her little sister, Arlie, win first prize in a poetry contest at their local pet store, with an unspecified pet as the prize. But instead of a longed-for dog, the pet turns out to be a parakeet—not what Ava had in mind at all. Read full book review >

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INSIDE MADELEINE by Paula Bomer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Bitter little pills about the world through the eyes of disillusioned girls."
More gut-wrenching stories about the awkward, hurtful lives of girls from transgressive storyteller Bomer (Nine Months, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAINT VALENTINE by Ann Tompert
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A lovely valentine. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Tompert has done an expert job of weaving the tiny strands of fact about the life of Saint Valentine with the lovely legends that have grown around his name into a bright volume that also provides a glimpse into Roman life and Christian persecution. Read full book review >

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SAINT VALENTINE by Robert Sabuda
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Historical note. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-9)"
The most interesting feature of this retelling of a story about a saint martyred in A.D. 270 is the art, a meticulous re- creation of the medium of its subject's period. Read full book review >

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MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Bynum is undoubtedly gifted with language and well-versed in literary allusion, but her first is almost unreadable and frankly sleep-inducing."
A self-consciously exquisite first novel, written in one-page (sometimes one-sentence) chapters, about the difference between a young French girl's dreams and her real life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Though readers may not understand L'Engle the human being any better than they did before, they will certainly come away with a greater appreciation for the way she grappled with her life and wrestled it into narrative."
A multifaceted portrait of the complicated writer who won the 1963 Newbery Medal for A Wrinkle in Time. Read full book review >