Search Results: "Veronica Britten-Austin"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2006

"A truly fantastic tale of a heartbreaking saint."
Pitiably misshapen, a mind-reading midget struggles toward transcendent beauty in this lacerating yet lyrical fable set in the bordellos, monasteries and asylums of 19th-century Europe. Read full book review >

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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Woodruff combines swift pacing, historical detail (Harriet Tubman makes an appearance), humor, suffering, depth, and precise characterizations, for wholly satisfying page turner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers don't have to have read Dear Levi (not reviewed) to enjoy this sequel, a gripping historical novel that covers two boys' journeys from innocence to manhood. 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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BENJAMIN BRITTEN by Neil Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"As pleasurable as hearing Britten's music for the first time: familiar, but new and rich enough to keep you coming back."
A probing inquiry into Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), one of England's greatest modern composers, as well as a survey of mid-20th-century provincial England. Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 1993

"But the sense that Carpenter has put his heart into perfect sync with Britten's own faulty organ isn't there. (Three 16-page photo inserts—not seen)"
A first-rate, if somewhat less than magisterial, treatment by Carpenter (The Brideshead Generation, 1990, etc.) of the life and works of one of the 20th century's towering musical figures—the man who put English music firmly on the larger European map. 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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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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LOST IN AUSTIN by J.R. Ripley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Ripley also writes as Glenn Meganck, another name to avoid."
Disbarred lawyer Tony Kozol (Skulls of Sedona, not reviewed), who ekes out a living as a so-so guitar player, considers himself lucky to have landed on the cross-country tour with Clint Cash and the Cowhands when real guitarist Brian Love breaks his arm. Read full book review >