Search Results: "Victoria Strauss"


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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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THE NIGHT SHIMMY by Gwen Strauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A subtle and perceptive treatment of a familiar theme, with an unusually harmonious melding of text and art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The gifted author of Trail of Stones (1990), a series of searching psychological portraits in verse of familiar folkloric characters, portrays a painfully shy boy. Read full book review >

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CLOCKWISE by Elle Strauss
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Readers who 'trip' back in time with Casey will wish they could stay longer in her strangely relatable place."
In Strauss' debut novel, Casey Donavan must deal with all the average problems of the average, modern teenage girl: body image issues, mean girls at school, an impossible crush—and spontaneous time travel. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE DARK by Bob Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"A colorful story of relationships and how they change their participants' perspectives on love."
A renowned psychotherapist helps people find paths back to love and begins to search for his own fulfillment in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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THE SPARTACUS WAR by Barry Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2009

"Graphic, adrenaline-pumping history."
A swift-moving, accessible chronicle of the insurgency against ancient Rome led by the charismatic slave leader Spartacus. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH by Neil Strauss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Some readers may have no sympathy for the author, but he delivers an emotionally charged, provocative memoir of a man learning to confront his sexual demons."
Rolling Stone scribe and infamous Lothario Strauss (Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness, 2011, etc.) chronicles a lascivious seesaw battle between monogamy and debauchery. Read full book review >

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CHANG AND ENG by Darin Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2000

"Admirably researched, continuously absorbing, and very moving indeed."
An imposingly original first novel that focuses on unique historical figures: the eponymous Siamese twin brothers (1811-74) who endured opprobrium and despair, became international celebrities, married two American sisters, and fathered 21 children between them. Read full book review >

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BASED UPON AVAILABILITY by Alix Strauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Despite some unpolished prose, these New York stories, utterly wrenching with pessimistic undercurrents, will remind some readers of Parker—as in Dorothy, not Sarah Jessica."
From Strauss (stories: The Joy of Funerals, 2003, etc.), a novel concerning a Manhattan Four Seasons manager who witnesses the alarmingly bleak lives of women (herself included) confronting the loss of youth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2011

"Gonzo interviewing at its best."
Veteran pop-culture journalist Strauss (Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, 2009, etc.) offers an eclectic collection of interviews with the "artists, celebrities, and crazy people of the world." Read full book review >