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VARIOUS POSITIONS by Martha Schabas
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A thought-provoking look at femininity and sex, made all the more confusing by that ultimate contact sport—ballet. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Georgia's first year at a prestigious Toronto ballet academy is fraught with conflicts arising from her parents' disintegrating marriage and the blurred lines between her awakening sexuality and a most physical art form. Read full book review >

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VARIOUS ANTIDOTES by Joanna Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Sensitively nuanced insights into the more macabre manifestations of human behavior, by a writer of admirable originality."
A first collection from Scott (Arrogance, 1990, etc.) explores, in luminous prose, the obdurate nature of obsession in real and imaginary characters. Read full book review >

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THE VARIOUS by Steve Augarde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"After a slow-moving start, through an impenetrably dense thicket of pseudo-Victorian language, Augarde's story finally picks up to a suspenseful if incomplete conclusion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A Nesbit-style fairy adventure made dark awaits Midge, the only child of her single mother, a musician. Read full book review >

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VARIOUS MIRACLES by Carol Shields
Released: Jan. 1, 1985

Twenty-one short stories, prose poems, and contemporary fables by Canadian Shields (Small Ceremonies, 1976) that elliptically, and successfully, suggest how mysterious ordinary life can be. Read full book review >

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THE VARIOUS FLAVORS OF COFFEE by Anthony Capella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"Despite its length, a fast-paced narrative propelled by Capella's masterful characterizations of his principals, Wallis and Emily."
A coffee-taster in fin de siècle London experiments with love, coffee varietals and the commodities market in Capella's robust latest (The Wedding Officer, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1993

"A useful resource."
Less vivid and detailed than the five earlier volumes in the ``Everyday Life in America'' series (Harvey Green's The Uncertainty of Everyday Life 1915-1945, etc.), this last installment emphasizes diversity of American experience during the transitional 18th century. Read full book review >

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CRIES FOR HELP, VARIOUS by Padgett Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Powell has great fun with abstraction that harks back to Barthelme and the Modernists, though not every riff registers."
A playful and provoking clutch of stories that forces words and themes into unfamiliar territory. Read full book review >

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THE VARIOUS HAUNTS OF MEN by Susan Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 2007

Whatever you do, don't go clumping up the Hill. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU WISH FOR by various
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"With so many top-notch writers on tap, it's surprising this collection is only solid rather than exquisite; still, those readers willing to brave anthologies will be rewarded. (Anthology. 11-13)"
This charitable benefit anthology gathers all-stars for both hits and misses on the theme of wishing. Read full book review >

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THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE by various
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"In other hands probably a labored writing exercise; here, plainly a game, making pleasant entertainment even for non-participants. (Science fantasy. 10-13)"
An all-star tag team of 20 well-known children's authors and illustrators offers an unsurprisingly episodic tale featuring two young circus performers fending off interdimensional invaders while discovering that they have parents in need of rescue. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Irish to the gills, a festive delight, and fully aware of what it is—and what it isn't."
Newspaper columns and a stage adaptation (The Brother) quilted out of O'Brien's novels make for a merry little patchwork of literary pleasures from the late (d. 1966) comic master (At Swim-Two-Birds, 1939). Read full book review >

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MY SHELL BOOK by Ellen Kirk
by Ellen Kirk, photographed by various
NATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Publishes simultaneously with My Beach Book (ISBN: 978-0-06-111574-5)."
From the Smithsonian, an ingenious introduction to shapes and seashells. Read full book review >