Search Results: "Victor Kelleher"


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BROTHER NIGHT by Victor Kelleher
FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1991

"An interesting effort, but lacking the coherence and moral power of the author's Baily's Bones (1989). (Fiction. 12+)"
A simplistic fantasy-adventure about mismatched twins whose appearance belies their relationship to good and evil. Read full book review >

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DOGBOY by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"However, there's enough here to interest thoughtful readers. (Fiction. YA)"
A dog and her pup raise an abandoned baby boy in this philosophical tale that appears to take place sometime before Christ. Read full book review >

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DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >

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FREE TO GOOD HOME by Anne Kelleher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2015

"Entertaining slice-of-life tales from lives just to the left of reality."
In this collection of seven speculative short stories, Kelleher's (Love's Labyrinth, 2015, etc.) characters magically abduct celebrities, put their elderly parents up for adoption, consider cyborg enhancement, and more. Read full book review >

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MOONDREAM by Victor Osborne
Released: April 20, 1989

After quarreling with his good friend Katy, Rupert is wakened by a fearsome "Grabbly"; Katy hears their straggle, rushes to the rescue, and is carried off instead—thus initiating Rupert's book-long journey to rescue her. Read full book review >

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HUNTINGTON PASS by Victor Smith
Released: July 8, 2011

"Endearing, but unfocused and bizarre—just like Buck."
In Smith's debut novel, an alcoholic wanderer searches for a better life in a small skiing town. Read full book review >

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A BREED APART by Victor Woods
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A cautionary tale with a happy ending that is far from the norm; only societal overhaul, Woods suggests, can effect mass rehabilitation."
Biting autobiography of a young black man who despised his middle-class upbringing and turned to crime in a futile effort to break free, but ultimately came to terms with his self-destructive behavior. Read full book review >

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CORIANDER by Barbara Victor
Released: April 1, 1993

"What threatens to be a goopy, glitzy medical-soaper turns out to be a serious, largely successful political thriller."
An Argentine banker disappears in a fiery plane crash just before his bank is shown to be missing 50 or so million dollars. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"A useful, pertinent work for understanding the human story behind the headlines."
From the former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, an eye-opening view of the closed, repressive dictatorship of North Korea. Read full book review >

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DEEDS OF TRUST by Victor Wuamett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 1991

"A slick, somewhat predictable narrativeat times almost a satire on the hard-boiledas Chase joins the growing number of A.A. heroes who take their seltzers neat and their murders messy."
The second appearance of California real-estate dealer Chase Randel (Teardown, 1990) again finds him embroiled in murder: quiet, elderly Frank Baker, who appealed to him for help when a condo deal soured, soon ``slips'' off a balconyand to compound matters, the autopsy reveals a healthy dose of cyanide in the scotch he'd just drunk. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS, LOVERS, ENEMIES by Barbara Victor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"Sophomoric."
Victor (Absence of Pain, 1988; Misplaced Lives, 1990) doles out a plodding dull-o-drama of terrorist intrigue in the Middle East. Read full book review >