Search Results: "Vicki Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"Intelligent observations about an array of important writers and worthy reflections on leading a more thoughtful existence, delivered with an off-putting undercurrent of self-satisfaction."
Pulitzer Prize winner Coles (Psychiatry and Medical Humanities/Harvard Medical School; Political Leadership, 2005, etc.) spotlights artists who guide us toward moral and social awareness. Read full book review >

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THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT LIZZIE BROWN AND THE MYSTERIOUS PHANTOM by Vicki Lockwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Middle-grade readers will gobble up this delicious little novel, with its admirable protagonist and the fascinating crew of Fitzy's Traveling Circus, who take her in. (Adventure. 10-13)"
This historical thriller set in Victorian London features a cast of likable circus people, a spunky heroine and a twisty mystery that will keep pages turning until the book's finale. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE LEADER by Vicki Winslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"They are basically good people, aware of their flaws and attempting to change: There may be no more touching story than that. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A rare look at the daily nuts and bolts of integration in 1971, from a newcomer who gets all the grace notes—and the fashions of the times—just right. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HOTEL FOR WOMEN by Vicki Covington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"Compelling themes, strong depictions of a time and place, though a narrative style that's still waiting for some judicious pruning."
In her fourth novel, Covington (Night Ride Home, 1992, etc.) threads the racial unrest of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1961 into the already complicated fabric of one white family's life—and pulls it all together with real, if uneven, tension. Read full book review >

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THIS LOVELY LIFE by Vicki Forman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2009

"A searing tale of heartache and impressive depth of character."
The harrowing experience of a woman whose twins were born at 23 weeks. Read full book review >

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UNREASONABLE DOUBT by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Delany's excellent new procedural (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) is a real page-turner, ratcheting up the tension as each secret from the past is painfully revealed."
A man cleared of murder charges returns to his British Columbia hometown to get some answers. Read full book review >

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SMALL BONES by Vicki Grant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Clues come at just the right pace for the readers to crack the puzzle right along with the protagonist in this mystery, one of seven linked novels publishing simultaneously. (Historical mystery. 12-16)"
In a witty and believable 1964 Ontario, a foundling teen investigates the circumstances of her own birth. Read full book review >

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FUN AND GAMES by Vicki Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1991

"Entertaining and instructive, but uneven. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Seventeen photos illustrate aspects of physics, medicine, ecology, etc. Several are stop action—e.g., a bouncing ball and popcorn popping. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLACIER by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"An exciting series debut from Delaney (Burden of Memory, 2006, etc.), featuring complex characters with plenty of room to grow."
A plan to build both a memorial park for Vietnam draft dodgers and a fancy new resort tears a small Canadian town apart. Read full book review >

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BLOOD AND BELONGING by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"This third installment from Delany (We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, 2016, etc.) relies less on mystery than on moral outrage at the nasty business of human smuggling."
A romantic getaway almost ruins a policeman's marriage. Read full book review >

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HAITIAN GRAVES by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Delany (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) uses a slim and easily solved mystery to paint a thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
A Canadian Mountie seconded to the United Nations in Haiti steps uncomfortably outside his job description. Read full book review >