Search Results: "Vickie Walber"


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ANGEL OF THE FLESH by Vickie Walber
Released: April 21, 2012

"Smooth, fluid writing and emotional complexity help detail a painful life in the underworld, with only brief hopeful assurances."
In her debut memoir, Walber, founding pastor of the Ministry of the Living Stones, details her prior descent into the seedy world of stripping, prostitution and drugs. Read full book review >

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KIWI IN CAT CITY by Vickie Johnstone
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"Cats, a dash of fantasy, and a puzzling mystery are a recipe for a fun read despite an abrupt and unsatisfying ending."
Two children help their pet cat solve a mystery in this short, middle-grade first installment of a series. Read full book review >

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ONE FETE IN THE GRAVE by Vickie Fee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Readers who enjoy Deborah Sharp's Florida-based series should welcome this look at a very Southern lifestyle, complete with appended party plans."
A Fourth of July fireworks display provides the perfect cover for murder. Read full book review >

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CARVING A TOTEM POLE by Vickie Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

In an informative, respectful, but emotionally cool work, Jensen chronicles the creation of a totem pole for the Native Education Centre in Vancouver, carved by Nisga'a artist Norman Tait. Read full book review >

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A TAXI TO THE FLAME by Vickie Karp
Released: July 1, 1999

"Karp occasionally loses herself in a muddle of abstraction and a thicket of tropes, but this is a promising debut nonetheless."
A debut volume by a former editor at The New Yorker, where many of these poems first appeared, flirts with chaos (—To understand chaos, be chaos—) but never submits—instead, this writer for public television remains poised and somewhat stately throughout her stylish book. Read full book review >

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Secrets of the Red Box by Vickie Hall
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"A love-at-first-sight romance livened up by a complicated heroine and engaging historical detail."
In Hall's (Journey of Promise, 2013, etc.) romance/thriller, a woman with an unhappy past starts over in 1945 Nebraska. Read full book review >

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BILLIE GIRL by Vickie Weaver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Weaver's narrative is a rambling affair that uses conventions of Southern Gothic fiction rather awkwardly and self-consciously."
A novel in the Southern Gothic style, with death and humor commingling in odd ways. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 1997

"Engagingly written, full of astute cultural critiques as viewed through the prism of zookeeping practices, and deeply respectful of animals. (Author tour)"
Croke, a wildlife journalist for the Boston Globe, gets to the heart of our love-hate affair with zoos in this elegant, thoughtful study. Read full book review >

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STILL STANDING by Vickie Mabry-Height
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A short memoir, but one that's packed with advice."
In her debut memoir, Mabry-Height recounts her struggles against racism and sexism as she worked to achieve success in the medical field. Read full book review >