Search Results: "Victor Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

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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TIME IS AN ILLUSION
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Equine-tastic
BFF Charm: Heck Yes! (And Bonus LOVE)
Swoonworthy Scale:
 5
Talky Talk: Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Bonus Factors:
 Fake Book, Blended Family, Road Trip
Relationship Status: Infinite Miles

 

Cover Story: Equine-tastic

Good news, everyone: I've finally solved the mystery of the terrible YA ...


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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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ARTICHOKE HEARTS by Victor Wuamett
Released: Nov. 22, 1991

"Chase gets more insensitive with each book."
Seltzer-swilling, macho-posturing, California real-estate man Chase Randel (Deeds of Trust, 1991; Teardown, 1990), who brokered the deal when Joe Pacheco optioned his artichoke farm to well- heeled developer James O'Ryan, may not earn his commission if gorgeous, libidinous ecologist Lillian Landgaart discovers any endangered saltwater harvest mice on the property and if the environmentalists, led by county planner Irwin Gordon, stall their plans. Read full book review >