Search Results: "Vanessa Gebbie"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LET FREEDOM SING by Vanessa Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A too-intentionally inspirational muddle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This volume takes the song "This Little Light of Mine" and makes it an extended celebration of the heroes of the Civil Right Movement, from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, who "let their lights shine." 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 >

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THE KINDEST USE A KNIFE by Vanessa Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Razor-sharp and raw: a standout thriller from across the Atlantic."
Psychologically probing examination of a tragic friendship between two troubled and highly competitive musicians. Read full book review >

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THE BIG PICTURE by Vanessa Drucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"At least the proportions are right: with Susannah it takes about three sentences."
A second novel by Drucker (Winner Takes All, 1990) that asks the question: Can readers come to love a heroine who on page one gets boffed by her artist boyfriend at a downtown Manhattan subway station and then goes through the rest of the book with a ``sticky crotch?'' After all, the experience puts stains on her suede coat and nearly makes her late for dinner at the East Side palazzo where she keeps house for Emil Papier, a Swiss millionaire art collector. Read full book review >

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THREE WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS by Vanessa Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"An enjoyable, thoughtful romance."
A heroine faces her unlucky future when she must either become a courtesan or rely on the favor of the aristocratic family she believes abandoned her to save herself from financial ruin. Read full book review >

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CORTES CONNECTION by Vanessa Mateland
ROMANCE

"Takes time to gain momentum, but an enjoyable romantic adventure with a strong conclusion.
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In Mateland's romance novel, a kayak trip through the Victoria, Canada, region comes alive through the eyes of two lovers. Read full book review >