Search Results: "Vicki Grove"


BOOK REVIEW

RIMWALKERS by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"A talented novelist, hitting her stride. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A beautifully written story of a ``growing-up'' summer on an Illinois farm, recollected 20 years later by Victoria, who was then a shy, self-effacing girl of 14, overshadowed by her ebullient younger sister Sara. Read full book review >

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DESTINY by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"As Mrs. Peck tells Destiny, 'To hope is to look yourself in the eye and realize that you're capable of doing and being anything you really want to in this imperfect but fascinating world.' (Fiction.10-12)"
At 12, Destiny Louise Capperson is the most competent member of her impoverished dysfunctional family. Read full book review >

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RHIANNON by Vicki Grove
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Grove makes interesting use of the treatment of lepers, albinos and the disabled in telling her tale, which culminates in a Beltane Eve night that unmasks the murderer and reveals much else besides. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Portions of this uneven medieval adventure are excellent, full of graceful language and description and deeply evocative of its Wessex setting across the bay from Wales. Read full book review >

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THE STARPLACE by Vicki Grove
Released: June 1, 1999

"Celeste—beautiful, mature, worldly, and a great singer—comes close to being a type; Frannie's other friends are an engagingly diverse lot, which lightens the ship, but not enough to keep it afloat. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A quirky cast and some heavy issues never quite mesh in this ineffective tale about a teenager who discovers some ugly truths about her small town in 1961. Read full book review >

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REACHING DUSTIN by Vicki Grove
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 1998

"Among a cast of memorable characters, Dustin is obviously pitiable but also noble: Small hurts and large ones culminate until there is only an outcast who is not without dignity, and a savior who is not without culpability—it's all very human, and brimming with compassion. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A girl's odyssey through, and ultimate understanding of, the life of a boy whose only crime was being born into the wrong family becomes a powerful tale of redemption from Grove (Rimwalkers, 1993, etc.), written with grace. Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON SKEW by S.E. Grove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 12, 2016

"A triumphant conclusion to a prodigious feat of storytelling. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The Mapmakers trilogy concludes with Sophia Tims still searching for her missing parents and, while she's at it, trying to prevent a cataclysmic war. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2008

"Scholars will deplore the dearth of documentation, but general readers will delight in this tale of a randy rapscallion who found time between dalliances to create some enduringly popular works of fiction and drama."
An authorized biography of the peripatetic, priapic and enormously prolific octogenarian who still rises at dawn to the pages of blank foolscap he fills with astonishing speed and craft. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING ACROSS by Andrew S. Grove
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

The self-portrait of a young man, now the CEO of Intel. Read full book review >

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DROWNING by Lee Grove
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, Grove ably and movingly chronicles a family's fate."
Second-novelist Grove (Last Dance, ) traces the fortunes of a family over some 40 years after the father leaves it, in 1946, as his midlife crisis turns permanent. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A high spot in aviation history, particularly noteworthy for the rugged perseverance of those who achieved it. (endnotes, summary charts, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
An epic feat from an era in which radio was still newfangled and many people "had never seen an airplane, except in pictures." Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN SPECIFIC by S.E. Grove
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 14, 2015

"Brilliantly imagined and full of wonder. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
In the second installment of the Mapmakers trilogy, Sophia Tims goes on a journey in search of her parents in a world broken apart by the Great Disruption of 1799. Read full book review >