Search Results: "Veronica Bennett"


BOOK REVIEW

VERONICA by Mary Gaitskill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A gorgeous, articulate novel that is at once an unflinching meditation on degradation and a paean to deliverance."
Gaitskill, whose story "Secretary" was made into a 2002 film of the same name, returns with this ravishing novel about a friendship between a young fashion model and an unattractive older woman dying of AIDS. Read full book review >

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VERONICA by Nicholas Christopher
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 12, 1996

"High-class, Victorian-style fantasy of the fourth dimension spoiled, unfortunately, by one-dimensional characters."
From an accomplished poet and second-novelist (The Soloist, 1986): a page-turning yarn about magic and time-travel set in modern Manhattan. Read full book review >

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VINTAGE VERONICA by Erica S. Perl
FICTION
Released: March 9, 2010

"50s skirts (hacked off from old prom dresses), 'tulle crinoline' and bowling shirts. (Fiction. YA)"
Funky retro garb is the flashiest part of this unsurprising growth arc about insecurity and dishonesty. Read full book review >

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CASSANDRA’S SISTER by Veronica Bennett
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"They would be better off just to head straight to the original. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
Bennett portrays Jane Austen—Jenny to her family—at 19, writing stories and sharing all her thoughts, hopes and dreams with her cherished older sister Cassandra. Read full book review >

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ANGELMONSTER by Veronica Bennett
FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2006

"Teen readers will be awed at how much debauchery existed in the early 18th century. (Historical fiction. YA)"
Bennett presents the gloriously scandalous lives of Mary Godwin Shelley and the poet Percy Shelley as a first-person narrative of some power. Read full book review >

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VERONICA GANZ by Marilyn Sachs
Released: April 5, 1968

"With laughter from deep down."
Laura's nemesis Veronica Ganz (Amy and Laura, 1966) has a whole book to throw her size around in but she's stymied from the start by new-boy-in-the-class Peter Wedemeyer, who's also the shortest. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

VERONICA GUERINThe Life and Death of a Crime ReporterO'Reilly, Emily Read full book review >

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The Bennett Women by Roberta R. Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"Despite its sometimes too-neat storyline, readers may find merit in this novel's exploration of the challenges of aging loved ones."
In this novel set in 2012, a harrowing health scare for a family matriarch spurs emotional crises for her Fortune 500 company CEO daughter and musically talented granddaughter. Read full book review >

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VERONICA WEBB SIGHT by Veronica Webb
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Webb seems beyond her depth. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Supermodel-cum-columnist, actress (in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever and Malcolm X), and TV correspondent (on Good Morning America and HBO's Entertainment News) Webb's first collection of maladroit essays will thrill Seventeen subscribers, but few others. Read full book review >

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VERONICA AND THE VOLCANO by Geoffrey Cook
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2017

"An exciting, complex tale with a terrific heroine."
In Cook's debut novel for middle-grade readers, a girl on a camping trip braves volcanic eruptions, pirates, and her own townspeople. Read full book review >