Search Results: "Victoria Strauss"


BOOK REVIEW

VICTORIA by Silvana Goldemberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Teen readers need realistic novels set in contemporary Latin America that capture culture while avoiding stereotypes, but Goldemberg's effort fails to engage. (glossary, song list) (Fiction. 12-16)"
Brutality and poverty threaten the life of a young girl in Paraná, Argentina. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017."
The teenage Queen Victoria, raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Julia Baird
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A well-researched biography sensitive to Queen Victoria as a woman."
Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, 2004) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning queen. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"A robust, immensely entertaining portrait from a master biographer."
A shimmering portrait of a tempestuous monarch. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Giulia is bright, curious and a gifted artist, born to a noble father and his humble mistress in 15th-century Renaissance Italy. Now her fate rests with her father's widow, who's sending Giulia to a Padua convent. Read full book review >

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COLOR SONG by Victoria Strauss
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"This combination of page-ripping plot and insight into the creative process is as rare and luminous as the color Strauss imagines. (Historical fantasy. 11 & up)"
A young novice escapes the confines of the convent to risk it all for her art. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN OF THE HILLS by Victoria Strauss
Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"A swiftly paced drama about the clash between science and myth, and the mixture of burden and fulfillment that accompanies accepting one's past. (Fiction. 12+)"
After the death of her father, Pamela, 16, and her half-Indian mother, Elizabeth, leave their Connecticut home during the Depression to live in her mother's place of birth, Flat Hills, Arkansas. Read full book review >

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RICHARD STRAUSS by Matthew Boyden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1999

"Judicious, well-balanced, and thoughtfully argued, though its readability would be enhanced by a little more passion either for or against the unpleasant Herr Strauss. (illustrations, not seen)"
An unflattering portrait of Germany's most popular modern classical composer, mitigated by hearty appreciation for his musical genius. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA & ABDUL  by Shrabani  Basu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"King Edward's success in repressing stories of one of Queen Victoria's advisers has now been overturned with solid research and crisp, clear writing."
The story of the Indian man who took the place of John Brown in Queen Victoria's life and heart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"The pages slip by in this well-written new take on Victoria and her times. Murphy's detailed rendering sheds entirely new light on the queen's strengths and her many weaknesses."
Enlightening study of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and her reign. Read full book review >

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BECOMING VICTORIA by Lynne Vallone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Much scholarly vigor, very little animating vim. (46 illustrations)"
The childhood, youth, and education of Victoria, from cradle to coronation eve (1819-37). Read full book review >

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QUEEN VICTORIA by Giles St. Aubyn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Scholarly apparatus, including a bibliographical essay and genealogical table, enhance the value of a study that, in disregarding the intellectual, political, and economic crises of the period, is most suitable as family entertainment."
Humanizing Victoria in a gossipy but respectful tale, St. Read full book review >