Search Results: "Victor Perera"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A harrowing study of our hemisphere's own killing fields- -admirably written, painstakingly researched. (Twenty-eight photographs—not seen)"
Shattering examination of Guatemala's bloody civil war, combining oral history, investigative journalism, personal narrative, and ethnography. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS COLLECTOR by Anna Perera
Released: March 1, 2012

"A novel of hope and redemption in the most unlikely of settings. (author's note) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
A 15-year-old Coptic Christian struggles to survive on the outskirts of modern-day Cairo. Read full book review >

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GUANTANAMO  BOY by Anna Perera
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, this gripping look at a poorly defined war's unintended consequences uniquely challenges readers to reexamine common beliefs and ask searching questions about means and ends. (author's note, timeline, discussion guide) (Fiction. 13 & up)"
This debut, published in 2009 in the UK, chronicles in devastating detail the kidnapping, incarceration and torture of an ordinary teenager six months after 9/11. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2015

"A heartfelt but narrow prescription for finding a partner and creating a loving heterosexual marriage."
A Christianity-based approach to relationships driven by positive thinking, based on the authors' own courtship and marriage. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A brilliant memoir illuminating a rich and complex life. (20 b&w photographs)"
In language ranging from lush to poignant to erotic to horrifying, an eminent literary scholar recalls his childhood and youth. Read full book review >

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STUMBLINGS by Victor Altshul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2013

"A mature poetic effort from a sure-handed rookie."
A sensitive, precise and moving first offering from a poet of real promise. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S FOOTPRINT by Victor O'Reilly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 29, 1997

"Although O'Reilly includes a rather full measure of preachments on the West's indifference to the latter-day threat of terrorism, he tells a mean adventure story—chock-full of high-tech power and chivalric glory."
Irish hardcase Hugo Fitzduane goes another resourceful round with the Japanese terrorists he fought to a bloody standstill in Rules of the Hunt (1995). Read full book review >