Search Results: "Vicki León"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"At times enjoyable, edifying and humorous, but the conversational style tends too much toward the sophomoric in its attempts to be cute."
Occasionally intriguing but too-cute history of eroticism in the ancient world. 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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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 >

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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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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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BANDIT by Vicki Hearne
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"Digressive, almost epistolary; soul-baring and politically volatile; and simply one of the most perceptive works about the social contracts between humans and animals ever written."
An astonishingly resonant meditation by animal-trainer Hearne (Adam's Task, 1986; The White German Shepherd, 1988) on the implications of her ongoing—and well-publicized—fight to keep the state of Connecticut from killing ``Bandit,'' a biting ``pit bull.'' ``Pit bull'' is in quotation marks because, as Hearne emphasizes, Bandit, despite media claims, is not really a pit bull- -that is, he's not an American Pit Bull Terrier. Read full book review >

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Army Wife by Vicki Cody
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"An Army wife's absorbing testament to the power of family and faith to weather difficult times."
A soldier's spouse reflects on marriage, sacrifice, and patriotic service. 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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NIGHT MARE by Vicki Kamida
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"For all but the most fanatical horse-lovers, the story lingers too long in the stables, but a flood-scene finale in which Janet turns rescuer adds excitement. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This novel will find an expert audience in girls who love horses; a ghost horse and a ranch with children who lived a hundred years ago add intrigue to a fairly standard girl-wants- horse story. Read full book review >

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IGUANA LOVE by Vicki Hendricks
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"The novelty of those depths offers a form of satisfaction, but also this nagging question: How much hope for women's noir can there be when a story by one of its more promising proponents boils down to having sex with a dead iguana?"
Hendricks's debut novel (Miami Purity, 1995) drew favorable attention for its noirish perversity, and her second follows suit—this time with the Miami heat driving a sexy young thing hellbent on her own destruction to new heights of bestiality. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A breath-baiting glimpse of animals in medical peril and the very beautiful emergency room choreography of those who attend to them."
Intensive care units are intensive care units, whether they deal in humans or animals: they are places of extremes that play on the emotions like stringed instruments. Read full book review >