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 Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A biography fit for a queen. (index) (Biography. 12-18)"
One of history's most influential rulers became queen just out of girlhood and led her country during a time of great change. 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Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, 2004) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning queen.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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 1998

"Well written and researched, this book warrants a spot on every serious American history student's bookshelf. (19 pages b&w photos)"
A remarkable biography (the second, after Lois Beachy Underhill's The Woman Who Ran for President, 1995) of one of America's most controversial (and neglected) suffragists. 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 REBELS by Carolyn Meyer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The author does not enhance or alter the history; she simply and convincingly translates it into a lively narrative. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
This absorbing, fictionalized first-person account of Queen Victoria's early life reveals the hardships she endured as a child and young woman. Read full book review >

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QUEEN VICTORIA by Matthew Dennison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2014

"Although Dennison often relies on secondary sources and rocks few boats, this is an insightful, short look at the life of an immortal if only sometimes-admirable queen."
A judicious but lively biography of the highly un-Victorian Queen Victoria (1819-1901), from journalist and historian Dennison (The Twelve Caesars: The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >