Search Results: "Vicki Robin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"An entertaining and informative memoir/self-help guide to living well on locally grown food."
One woman's experiment to eat only local foods. 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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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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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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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 >