Search Results: "Valerie Trueblood"


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SEVEN LOVES by Valerie Trueblood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2006

"A masterful work—its emotional range and the poetry of its language evoke Virginia Woolf, and its attention to detail will remind readers of Anita Brookner's work."
Unconventionally structured debut novel about a conventional, but moving, life. Read full book review >

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SEARCH PARTY by Valerie Trueblood
Released: July 16, 2013

"Trueblood (Mary or Burn, 2010, etc.) is a writer to follow."
An uneven collection that contains a few outstanding examples of the art of the short story. Read full book review >

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CRIMINALS by Valerie Trueblood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A seasoned, deeply knowing writer with riches to share."
Intense, complicated short stories about intense, complicated people. Read full book review >

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THE BABY LOTTERY by Kathryn Trueblood
Released: June 1, 2007

"Excruciating."
Trueblood (The Sperm Donor's Daughter & Other Tales of Modern Family, 1998) considers the personal politics of choice in her first novel. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Synaesthetic prose, all roses crushed with daisies, and not for the fainthearted."
A novella and five stories by a stylist who takes to a fare- thee-well Virginia Woolf's idea that women deserve their own sort of sentence and subject matter—those that don't march to a male rhythm—and their own moody, subliminal subject matter. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The adorable baby goat will appeal to the target audience, and although the story can be bland, it is well-paced, and enhanced by lovely realistic illustrations. (glossary) (Fiction. 7-10)"
paper 1-56247-587-8 In this entry in one strand of the American Girls series (Meet Josefina, 1997, etc.), Josefina is approaching her tenth birthday and has decided she wants to be a healer like her godmother, T°a Magdalena. Read full book review >

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TENDER by Valerie Hobbs
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 19, 2001

"A leisurely paced, somewhat gloomy story, but one that is, in the end, rewarding. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A sad, but ultimately hopeful story about missed connections and the opportunity for second chances. Read full book review >

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GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT. OR NOT. by Valerie Hobbs
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Some food for thought, dished out with a heavy hand. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Hobbs (How Far Would You Have Gotten If I Hadn't Called You Back?, 1995) takes on a sheaf of hot topics in this soapy, overstuffed tale of three friends helping a fourth who has a penchant for making bad choices. Read full book review >

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NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS by Valerie Block
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Who knew fraud could be this funny? A winner from Block (Was It Something I Said?, 1998)."
Wickedly clever farce featuring strange bedfellows, missing millions, and a bald con woman. Read full book review >

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SALVATION by Valerie Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2001

"Martin observes that she is not a Catholic or particularly religious, not a scholar of medieval Italy, 'not even a man.' Nevertheless, her nuanced, thoughtful portrait of the medieval Italian reformer, so torn between manhood and sainthood, will be of great appeal to many."
Literate, sympathetic vignettes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Read full book review >

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THE NOT-SO-PERFECT MAN by Valerie Frankel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Strained effort from Frankel, written soon after the untimely death of her own husband. Sadly, it shows."
Intersecting lives, lonely New Yorkers. Read full book review >

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A WALKING FIRE by Valerie Miner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"In its best moments, this tale of love, trust, and betrayal reaches beyond political ideals."
In her seventh book of fiction Miner (Trespassing, 1989, etc.) continues her exploration of socially conscious women from the 1960s to the present day. Read full book review >