Search Results: "Virginia Euwer Wolff"


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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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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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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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BABY BEAR SEES BLUE by Ashley  Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Imbued with a spirit of exploration, fostered by parental protection, Baby Bear's colorful adventures will enrich repeat bedtime read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Inspired by the mother bear and cub in Blueberries for Sal, Wolff creates a gentle story for toddlers that introduces colors and images from the natural world. Read full book review >

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WHEN LUCY GOES OUT WALKING by Ashley  Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"A dog-lover's look at the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lucy's forays into the outside world give the youngest readers a glance at the typical weather in a northerly clime and activities popular for each of the 12 months of the year, as well as a look at how quickly a puppy grows up. Read full book review >

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Released: March 16, 1992

"When he keeps to his subject, he can be mesmerizing, but he tends to wander into uncharted waters, where he frequently gets lost."
Nine autobiographical essays by novelist Wolff (The Final Club, 1990, etc.), whose own early-life adventures would make Tom Jones blanch. Read full book review >

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IN A MINUTE! by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Parents and children alike will enjoy repeated readings of this appealing and reassuring story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The lovable, toddler-friendly bear duo of George and Bartholomew returns in a humorous tale about waiting. Read full book review >

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I’M DOWN by Mishna Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 26, 2009

"Deftly and hilariously delineates the American drama of race and class for one little girl."
A humorist and former model recalls growing up gifted and white in a poor, predominantly black neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1994 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1994

"Mostly safe, but with enough danger and excitement to make it worthwhile."
Despite some real snoozers, a solid, generally somber sampling of today's established short story writers. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH by Jonathan Wolff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"A broad-ranging, insightful analysis of the complex practical and ethical issues involved in global health."
Guardian columnist Wolff (Philosophy/University College London; Ethics and Public Policy, 2011 etc.) poses a challenging but essential question: "How can there be a human right to health if the resources are just not there to satisfy it?" Read full book review >