Search Results: "Patricia Volk"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"And would she ever make them proud in these pages. Emotionally luxurious and heart-gladdening. (22 photos)"
Novelist/essayist Volk (White Light, not reviewed) pens a stylishly written memoir that's really a series of portraits of the memorable characters who make up her extended family. Read full book review >

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SHOCKED by Patricia Volk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2013

"Witty, tender and vividly nostalgic."
The spirited account of how an encounter with a memoir by couturier Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) transformed a young girl's view of what it meant to be a woman. Read full book review >

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TO MY DEAREST FRIENDS by Patricia Volk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2007

"Volk's protagonists always have the same lunch at Bergdorf's, an easy-to-eat chopped salad; she serves up similar light fare."
Chic lit meets shtick lit in—where else?—New York, New York. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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METAPATTERNS by Tyler Volk
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1995

"But does it? (photos, not seen, and illustrations) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
A vision of nature through eyes looking for patterns in space and time. Read full book review >

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MAYBE IN MISSOULA by Toni Volk
Released: May 20, 1994

"Disappointing."
An ambitious second novel from the author of Montana Women (1991) and winner of a James Michener Fellowship. Read full book review >

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MONTANA WOMEN by Toni Volk
Released: Jan. 23, 1992

"Still, Volk's material has been much worked-through, and there's a kind of quiet distance to her approach: her story stings, but it never really draws blood."
A James Michener Fellowship winner sets her first novel on the prairies of Montana, but its events, which cast large shadows of meaning as the story progresses, could have happened anywhere. Read full book review >

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EXTREMELY LOUD by Juliette Volcler
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"Dry but disturbingly illuminating in the possible ramifications."
Everything you ever suspected or feared about music as a weapon, sound as torture and the expansion of the military-industrial complex to encompass entertainment. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTION by Tahar Ben Jelloun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

A brief, intensely focused portrayal of moral and psychological dissolution, by the Prix Goncourtwinning Moroccanborn novelist (With Downcast Eyes, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GRILLING SEASON by Diane Mott Davidson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"But the plot is labyrinthine and beyond belief Amiable, readable, forgettable."
Goldy Schulz, the catering queen of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is once again embroiled in murder (The Main Corpse, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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VOLK’S SHADOW by Brent Ghelfi
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2008

"Confusing and murky but ultimately quite thrilling."
Vladimir Putin's Russia proves to be as dangerous and terrorized as the former Soviet state in the undeclared war for control of the world's energy and the balance of power. Read full book review >