Search Results: "Veronica Chater"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Affecting and unsparingly honest."
Short-story and magazine writer Chater brings an ear for dialogue and an eye for the absurd to this tragicomic debut memoir about coming of age in the 1970s in an ultraconservative Catholic family. 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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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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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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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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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 >

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PETER AND VERONICA by Marilyn Sachs
Released: March 21, 1969

"Some of its predecessors in the series have had a higher hilarity quotient but this is actively and acutely—and disarmingly—a boy in a bind."
Peter's mother disapproves of Veronica because she's older and a girl and not Jewish, Veronica's mother disapproves of Peter because he is Jewish, but Peter and Veronica are friends—forever: "I swear to God that I'll never forget Veronica Ganz if she dies. Read full book review >

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THE 5,000 FRIENDS OF VERONICA VEETCH by Jean Hanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A sincere but sometimes-treacly paean to books and their myriad pleasures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Can inanimate objects become friends? Read full book review >

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THE BODY LANGUAGE OF VERONICA SUE by Kristen Applebee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2011

"Not yet an app to greet with open arms, but certainly worth more than a shrug. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A plump and (generally) cheery frog models sneezes and sighs, giggles, slumps, growls and other common bodily signals. Read full book review >