Search Results: "Veronika Alice Gunter"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2005

"Recommended with reservations. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Here are experiments one hopes children will practice at someone else's house. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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ASTRID AND VERONIKA by Linda Olsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"An appealing, if oddly stoic, meditation on friendship."
Two women, four decades apart in age, share their emotional scars while living next door to each other in a small Swedish town. Read full book review >

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LOVE, ALICE by Barbara Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"While Davis crafts compelling characters, her overreliance on secrets and plot gimmicks muddies the narrative."
Grief remains the strongest bond in Davis' (Summer at Hideaway Key, 2015, etc.) new novel. Read full book review >

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STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Worthy, benign and readable, but not always lifelike."
First novel efficiently showcases the experience of developing early-onset Alzheimer's. Read full book review >

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SIMPLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"They may not be pleased, however, with the cover photograph of a too-young-looking girl that isn't likely to match the image of Alice they've created for themselves over the years. (Fiction. 11-15)"
The 14th in a series finds Alice (Alice Alone, 2001, etc.) almost overwhelmed by the busy second half of ninth grade. Read full book review >

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OUTRAGEOUSLY ALICE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"As usual, her story is told with grace and economy, liberally laced with humor, and brimming with serious feelings as well. (Fiction. 9-13)"
At 13, Alice thinks her life deserves a prize for "most boring"; she can't see anything special or interesting about herself. Read full book review >

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ALICE ALONE by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Her fans will welcome her back while new readers are in for a treat. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In this 13th book about Alice (The Grooming of Alice, 2000, etc.), her romance with Patrick hits rocky ground, depicted in the gently realistic, often humorous, style that characterizes the series. Read full book review >

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ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

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SISTER ALICE by Robert Reed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"An extravagant, surprising, often astonishing odyssey from the author of Marrow (2000), etc.: challenging and bewildering in equal measure."
Fix-up (concatenation and rewrite) of five long stories, 1993-2000. Read full book review >

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ALICE FALLING by William Wall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A sordid tale that, when you think it can't possibly get any worse, does."
An extremely grim first novel, about the way victims can all too easily shade into victimizers, from an Irish poet and prize-winning storywriter. Read full book review >