Search Results: "Vicki Oransky Wittenstein"


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REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A valuable resource. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The interplay of complex political, medical, and societal issues involved in reproductive rights is clearly explained and placed in its historical context. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A harrowing, often gruesome, exploration of some of the darkest moments in medical history. (source notes, bibliography, suggestions for further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Readers may think twice about going to their next doctor appointment after reading this creepy, unsettling account of human medical experimentation. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: March 15, 2010

"An extensive bibliography provides books and websites for middle- and high-school readers as well as their teachers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
On an inhospitable Hawaiian mountaintop, using one of the most powerful optical telescopes in the world, astronomer Dr. Geoffrey Marcy and others search for planets outside our solar system. 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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THIS PLACE IS COLD; THIS PLACE IS DRY by Vicki Cobb
Released: March 31, 1989

Boldy decorative, full-color paintings and cheerful, informative texts introduce the adaptations necessary to cope with two diverse environments. Read full book review >

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AMONG THE DEPARTED by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"Delany (Negative Image, 2010, etc.) invigorates the cozy genre with an unsparing look at love in all its variations, including coming to terms with it the second time around."
A long-ago disappearance casts a long shadow. Read full book review >

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ELEMENTARY, SHE READ by Vicki Delany
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2017

"The heroine isn't quite likable enough to support such a lengthy debut with such an extended cast of undistinguished characters. The result is more likely to appeal to small-town-sleuth fans than true Holmes aficionados."
The owner of a Massachusetts bookstore investigates the murder of a private-duty nurse. Read full book review >

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VALLEY OF THE LOST by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Ingratiating until three-quarters of the way through, when everything falls apart with some exceptionally silly plotting. That's unfortunate, because Delany (In the Shadow of the Glacier, 2007, etc.) has created two interesting protagonists in Molly and Winters."

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GRAND HOTEL by Vicki Baum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"The book is kin to both the stories of Stefan Zweig and the films of Max Ophüls, both artists who chronicled devastating loss but drew our eyes to the exquisite fluidity with which the most precious things slid through their characters' elegant, manicured fingers."
The well-born and the downtrodden live out their fates against the backdrop of a Berlin luxury hotel in Baum's 1929 bestseller. Read full book review >