Search Results: "Vanessa Diffenbaugh"


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WE NEVER ASKED FOR WINGS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Less schematic and more down to earth than her first novel, Diffenbaugh's latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers."
Question: What kind of parent leaves her two children home alone while she takes off in pursuit of her own mother, who's heading back to Mexico? Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An unusual, overextended romance, fairy tale in parts but with a sprinkling of grit."
Cleverly combining tender and tough, Diffenbaugh's highly anticipated debut creates a place in the world for a social misfit with floral insight. Read full book review >

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DIRECTOR'S CUT by Vanessa Acton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A skeleton with no meat to speak of. (Horror. 10-14)"
A cursed landmark complicates the lives of four teenagers. Read full book review >

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THE COWARD'S TALE by Vanessa Gebbie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"With the hypnotic charm of her Welsh lilt, natural storyteller Gebbie whittles tales from a hard bone of loss to create a profoundly moving world."
After two collections of stories published in England, Wales native Gebbie sets her first, deceptively loose-limbed novel in a Welsh mining town whose present-day residents remain imprinted by a long-ago mining disaster. Read full book review >

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SUMMER STOCK by Vanessa  North
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2017

"A steamy book in which nuanced friendships are as central as the romance between two star-crossed lovers."
A moonlighting television actor and a local handyman hook up one drunken night. Will the forces of celebrity, gossip, and their respective pasts get in the way of what could be a beautiful relationship? Read full book review >

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WHITE LIGHT by Vanessa Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2015

"A lush, vibrant portrayal of the creative process, a daughter's love, and the unstoppable maelstrom of grief."
A young painter on the verge of success is waylaid by the sudden death of her complicated father in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A cozy book, ideal for story time. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bertie and his best friend—or more accurately stated, toy rabbit, named Small—are inseparable, embarking upon innumerable adventures together. Read full book review >

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THE GUILT PROJECT by Vanessa Place
NON-FICTION
Released: March 23, 2010

"A sophisticated, brave look at a topic that too often provokes merely panic, prejudice and posturing."
Drawing insight from a career defending "the most loathed of the loathsome," a California appellate attorney looks at crime and punishment under our sex laws. Read full book review >

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VANESSA REDGRAVE by Vanessa Redgrave
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"She makes this case so convincingly that the reader is left wanting to go back and see every part she has played—more often than not brilliantly—with the new eye this book provides."
In keeping with celebrity autobiographies, Redgrave offers a tell-all memoir—except that the passions she reveals are for politics, not sex. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF EXILE by Vanessa Manko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"A top-notch debut, at once sober and lively and provocative."
A man separated from his family for years reckons with his isolation in Manko's debut, a superb study of statelessness. Read full book review >

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FOUR OF A KIND by Vanessa Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2014

"An edifying historical saga for readers interested in the evolution of women's rights."
Russell's debut historical novel explores the women's rights movement through the eyes of four successive generations. Read full book review >

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THE TAMING OF LILAH MAY by Vanessa Curtis
Released: May 1, 2012

"While reading the book is a bit like watching a train wreck, readers may stick with it just to discover what's happened to Lilah's brother. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In this British import, Lilah May has major anger-management issues, but perhaps she's come by them honestly. Read full book review >