Search Results: "Victor Smith"


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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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VICTOR LAVALLE
by Megan Labrise

Victor LaValle is a genre genius: The Changeling (June 13) satisfies as a horror story, a fairy tale, and a contemporary New York narrative all in one.

“I’ve been working with the same editor now for about four books,” LaValle says of Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House imprint One World, “so when I give him 100 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A slight but enjoyable read for film fans, theater junkies and '60s nostalgics."
Amusing if fitfully irritating memoir of a (sort-of) brilliant career. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Well researched and thoughtful. (b&w photos, not seen)"
In a vividly evocative account, Stater (History/Louisiana State Univ.) weaves social and political history into a plot that reads like a Restoration-era episode of Dallas. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Sure-footed reporting of what one hopes will be a passing moment in history—though all the signs shown here suggest not."
An eye-opening view of a rising generation of would-be martyrs in Israel and Palestine. Read full book review >

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MATHILDA SAVITCH by Victor Lodato
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Crossover potential could be limited by some PG-13 material, but both mature adolescents and adult readers will find much to love in Lodato's remarkable creation."
A wildly precocious adolescent girl searches for the truth behind her sister's death in playwright Lodato's creative and engaging debut novel. Read full book review >