Search Results: "Virginia Euwer Wolff"


BOOK REVIEW

MAKE LEMONADE by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hopeful—and powerfully moving. (Fiction. 10+)"
Wolff follows her rich portrait of a gifted young musician (The Mozart Season, 1991, ALA Notable) with a spare, beautifully crafted depiction of a 14-year-old whose goal of escaping poverty is challenged by friendship with a single teenage mother. Read full book review >

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THE MOZART SEASON by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FICTION
Released: May 15, 1991

"Her season of discovery—of Mozart, her own roots, and the creative balance between life's traumas and trivia—marks a fine achievement. (Fiction. 12+)"
With the same thoughtful attention to original characterization that we saw in Probably Still Nick Swansen (1988), Wolff now offers a book for a slightly younger audience. Read full book review >

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TRUE BELIEVER by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This is a coming-of-age story with both bite and heart, which poses more questions than it answers but never runs out of hope. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When Wolff writes a book, it's an event. Read full book review >

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THIS FULL HOUSE by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"The audacity of hope, indeed. (Fiction. 13-15)"
The long-awaited conclusion to the trilogy begun with 1993's Make Lemonade delivers on its promise. Read full book review >

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BAT 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Wolff (Make Lemonade, 1993, etc.) is especially deft in creating a transforming, bittersweet post-war atmosphere and winning portraits of members of the communities who support, respect, and encourage their young girls, but come to question their own roles in the tragedy. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In Bear Creek Ridge and Barlow, two small Oregon towns, everyone is looking forward to the Bat 6 girls' softball game of 1949. Read full book review >

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KURT WOLFF by Michael Ermarth
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Tantalizing in its view of Wolff and his world, especially the pre-Weimar period—and a sad commentary on how little publishers today heed his excellent example."
A biographical sketch of Wolff—founder of Pantheon Books—by his wife Helen, brief essays and anecdotes he produced for German radio in the early 1960's, and a smattering of correspondence—all ably edited by Ermarth (History/Dartmouth). Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >

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CONCORD, VIRGINIA by Peter Neofotis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A patchy collection—sparse in places, repetitive in others."
Uneven debut offers a nod to the Southern tradition of oral storytelling. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA WOOLF by Viviane Forrester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 19, 2015

"An engrossing, intimate, and deeply empathetic portrayal of a brilliant and enigmatic woman. The book won the 2009 Prix Goncourt in France."
Exploring the palimpsest of a literary life. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA WOLF by Kyo Maclear
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Knowledge of Virginia Woolf and her painter-sister Vanessa Bell is unnecessary; this works beautifully as a bad-day/bad-mood or animal-transformation tale, while readers who know actual depression will find it handled with tenderly forceful aplomb. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In the literary bounty of books about bad moods and bad days, this one goes deeper than most, poignantly showing literal and metaphorical glimpses of real depression. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Arnold Adoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"By any standards Hamilton was an unusually clear thinker and brilliant wordsmith. Here a lesser-known facet of her glittering reputation gets a fresh shine."
Before she died, Hamilton (1934-2002), likely the most honored writer for young people ever, also had a thing or two to tell adult audiences about her art, craft, milieu and African-American identity. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA BOUND by Amy Butler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2003

"Butler's lively prose and brisk pace make for an excellent first effort sure to appeal to fans of historical fiction and to anyone who enjoys a well-told tale. (author's note, acknowledgments) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Newcomer Butler's title is a play on words: Rob Brackett and Nell Cranston are bound for Virginia, where they will be bound in servitude to the highest bidder for four to seven years. Read full book review >