Search Results: "Victor Klemperer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Whatever kind of catharsis the diaries may supply to Germans, others will also read them gratefully. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
A classic (of two genres) finally translated into English. Read full book review >

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MARY AND THE DREAM QUILT by Susan Victor
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"A charming but uneven story about a little girl who must save the day."
In Victor's children's book, a little girl named Mary discovers the magical Dream Quilt, a patchwork door to the lands of fairies, nursery rhymes, mermaids and ghosts. Read full book review >

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TRANSFORMER by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Bockris's animosity and prurience produce no insights into either the man or his music."
A slovenly, vicious biography of singer/guitarist/songwriter Reed, whose brilliant '60s work with the Velvet Underground and solo career merit more sensitive scrutiny. Read full book review >

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Las inspiraciones y motivaciones del Sr. Castillo by Victor Castillo
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2015

"A charming collection of advice for creating a life that provides self-satisfaction and brings happiness to others."
ASpanish-languagecollection of inspiring meditations guiding the reader through a happy, fulfilled life. Read full book review >

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GAMES OF THE HANGMAN by Victor O'Reilly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Switzerland can be expected to sue."
A photographer with a military past leads a search through Switzerland for a brilliant, spectacularly vile terrorist—in a gory but consistently clever thriller. Read full book review >

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AUTUMN LEAVES by Victor McGlothin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2002

"Credible, honest look at a hot-button issue in the African-American community: a first, originally self-published, from this Dallas-based author."
Black college athletes and young professionals confront the specter of AIDS. Read full book review >

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BIG MACHINE by Victor LaValle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"Too idea-hungry and haywire to be fully successful, too alive and abrasive to be missed. The multicultural novel has come of age—smashingly."
Lavalle (The Ecstatic, 2002, etc.) fractures all our tidy notions of how well-made fiction ought to behave in his singular tale of a bizarre quest that achieves apocalyptic fulfillment. Read full book review >

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RELATIVE SINS by Cynthia Victor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Well-paced and readable for devotees of the genre."
Victor's hardcover debut—a contemporary romance that probes the powerful bonds between mother and daughter, despite a fate that seems to have forced them forever apart. Read full book review >

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STAY by Victor Gischler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Wait for the TV series. Or the graphic novel?"
Ex-Army stay-at-home dad David Sparrow taps into his inner warrior when his family is threatened by a crime lord. Men everywhere give a sigh of relief as he reclaims his masculinity. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF INSECTS by Victor Pelevin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A brilliant work from one of the best newer writers on the international scene."
An ingenious and cryptic allegorical fantasy, obviously inspired by Karel apek's classic play The Insect Comedy, in which characters exist simultaneously as human beings and as various insects—by the prize-winning young Russian author of Omon Ra and The Yellow Arrow (both 1996). Read full book review >

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1946 by Victor Sebestyen
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"An appealing introduction, aimed at a wide audience, to events that continue to shape global affairs."
Newsweek associate editor Sebestyen (Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire, 2009, etc.) unravels the cataclysmic changes brought about by the end of World War II. Read full book review >