Search Results: "Vendela Vida"


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THE DIVER'S CLOTHES LIE EMPTY by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"A speedy and suspenseful fish-out-of-water tale with a slyly philosophical bent."
A stolen backpack in Casablanca prompts a host of more psychological losses for the heroine of this high-tension narrative. Read full book review >

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AND NOW YOU CAN GO by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2003

"Hilarious and touching, icily removed, yet bracingly real."
Being held up at gunpoint either sends a college student into the throes of despair or gives her a new reason to live: maybe a healthy dash of both. Read full book review >

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LET THE NORTHERN LIGHTS ERASE YOUR NAME by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A luminescent and evocative tale of grief, free of the standard clichés."
A young woman's sudden identity crisis propels her to the isolated reaches of Lapland in Vida's powerful second novel. Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 12, 2013

"A motley assortment of writers eloquently demonstrate that there is no single 'writing process'; there are myriad."
Editors at Believer magazine present an eclectic series of interviews. Read full book review >

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THE LOVERS by Vendela Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2010

"An elegant consideration of how death and distance tightens human connections—a big theme that Vida addresses with sure-footedness and charm."
A widow vacationing in Turkey becomes slowly awakened to the tensions in the lives surrounding her and in the ones she left behind. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN SISTERS by Nina Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1996

"Still, Lela is a strong woman more appealing than most."
A horrific if dizzyingly paced second novel from the author of Goodbye, Saigon (1994), this about a young woman's struggle to deal with the rage and sexual abuse that destroyed her family and indelibly scarred her. Read full book review >

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THE END OF MARRIAGE by Nina Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Sympathetic characters vividly detailed, but trapped in action overload."
From veteran Vida (Between Sisters, 1996, etc.), a tale with more twists and turns than Pacific Route One: a scarred man and a woman are brought together by a suicide that looks suspiciously like murder. Read full book review >

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THE TEXICANS by Nina Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Rich with period detail, an elegant, character-driven novel about the clash of cultures that forged the Lone Star spirit. Should be required reading in the contemporary immigration debate."
In a story as vast and action-packed as Texas itself, Vida (The End of Marriage, 2002, etc.) follows four strangers who join forces during the lawless years of early statehood. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, SAIGON by Nina Vida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 1994

"Powerhouse fiction, fueled by an obnoxious yet sympathetic protagonist whose grittiness and determination hold together the frenetic plot. (Author tour)"
This fast and furious novel by the author of Return From Darkness (1986) chronicles the adventures of Truong Anh, a fast- talking Vietnamese refugee who sets up a phony law firm in Little Saigon, the Vietnamese enclave of Los Angeles. Read full book review >