Search Results: "Vera Eikon"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 22, 2013

"A poignant mother-daughter story that adds a personal touch to the science of suffering."
A blend of scholarly research, spirituality and personal experience shapes this memoir of growth and loss when coping with cancer. Read full book review >

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ANYA'S GHOST by Vera Brosgol
FICTION
Released: June 7, 2011

"A book sure to haunt its reader long after the last past is turned—exquisitely eerie. (Graphic supernatural fiction. 12 & up)"
A deliciously creepy page-turning gem from first-time writer and illustrator Brosgol finds brooding teenager Anya trying to escape the past—both her own and the ghost haunting her. Read full book review >

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VERA GOES TO THE DENTIST by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Now we know why God invented dental hygienists, seat belts, and tic-tac-toe. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Why do you need to go to the dentist if all your teeth are going to fall out anyway? Read full book review >

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WHO IS IN THE GARDEN? by Vera Rosenberry
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"Wait for Vera's next adventure. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rosenberry's three recent books (Vera Runs Away, 2000, etc.) about an irrepressible little girl named Vera have an undeniable charm with a unique main character, believable illustrations, and strong plot lines. Read full book review >

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VERA’S BABY SISTER by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Whether with fans of Vera's previous appearances or listeners who are adjusting to new siblings themselves, this gentle adventure should find a warm welcome. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rosenberry sorts out sibling rivalry with her usual straightforward approach to challenging childhood milestones. Read full book review >

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WHEN VERA WAS SICK by Vera Rosenberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Even though the text is sound, the illness is as drawn out as children believe it is, and the ending is reassuring, the illustrations make the experience frightening and endless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a picture-book memoir about a terrible case of spots (chicken pox, measles), Rosenberry tells about little Vera. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAND RUNNER by Vera Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2017

"This book's swift pace and passionate characters make up for a familiar premise."
A young man must brave exceedingly treacherous courses and fierce, deadly competitors to win a popular footrace in Brook's YA dystopian sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

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THE NOTORIOUS ABBESS by Vera Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Light, charming, evocative."
Twelve linked tales, 197890, only one of which, ``Crusader Damosel,'' may be familiar to fans, from an English author who- -except for a well-received Arthurian trilogy in the 1970s— published relatively little before her death this year at the age of 97. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY BURNING by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Evocative but drenched in often overwrought imagery ('sees the sky peel off the earth that is the distance between the land and the sky'; 'her body a flame searching: nothing can sanction courage but desire') that makes for a diffuse fable more than a particularized novel."
A poignant tale of love and ambition overwhelmed by self-consciously poetic prose: in a first US appearance for Zimbabwean author Vera. Read full book review >

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THE STONE VIRGINS by Yvonne Vera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A fine, excruciatingly delineated portrayal of the malevolent effects of war on a people."
The Zimbabwean war against British rule—and the subsequent civil turmoil of the 1980s—are backdrop for the author's latest African tale of maimed, haunted lovers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Vera is one of the freshest, most evocative prose writers since Ondaatje, her sophisticated lyricism offering a poised tension as it details shattered landscapes, bodies, and dreams."
Two early novels showing the mesmerizing poeticism of Zimbabwean Vera (Butterfly Burning, 2000), this time in the lives and fortunes of two young women seeking a measure of solace in a war-torn, poverty-ridden, yet naturally beautiful land. Read full book review >