Who Is Vera Kelly? (A Vera Kelly Story)

Who Is Vera Kelly? (A Vera Kelly Story)
Author: Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher: Tin House Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 1947793020
ISBN 13: 9781947793026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Who Is Vera Kelly? (A Vera Kelly Story) Book Review:

An NPR Best Book of the Year "Gripping, subtle, magnificently written." —The New York Times Book Review "A delectable page-turner . . . Vera Kelly introduces a fascinating new spy to literature’s mystery canon—one we hope sticks around long beyond this snappy, intimate debut." —Entertainment Weekly New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. Next thing she knows she's in Argentina, tasked with wiretapping a congressman and infiltrating a group of student activists in Buenos Aires. As Vera becomes more and more enmeshed with the young radicals, the fragile local government begins to split at the seams. When a betrayal leaves her stranded in the wake of a coup, Vera learns the Cold War makes for strange and unexpected bedfellows, and she's forced to take extreme measures to save herself. An exhilarating page-turner and perceptive coming-of-age story, Who Is Vera Kelly? introduces an original, wry, and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.

Who Is Vera Kelly?

Who Is Vera Kelly?
Author: Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 9781432853938
ISBN 13: 1432853937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Who Is Vera Kelly? Book Review:

A Most Anticipated Book of 2018 atThe Huffington Post, Book Riot, Bustle, Autostraddle, and more.

Who Is Vera Kelly?

Who Is Vera Kelly?
Author: Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher: Verve Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN 10: 9780857308108
ISBN 13: 0857308106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Who Is Vera Kelly? Book Review:

Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery (A Vera Kelly Story)

Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery (A Vera Kelly Story)
Author: Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher: Tin House Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1947793896
ISBN 13: 9781947793897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery (A Vera Kelly Story) Book Review:

The “splendid genre-pushing” (People) Vera Kelly series returns in full force as our recently out-of-the-spy-game heroine finds herself traveling from Brooklyn to a sprawling countryside estate in the Caribbean in her first case as a private investigator. When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters from across the Cold War landscape. Before it’s over, she’ll chase a lost child through foster care and follow a trail of Dominican exiles to the Caribbean. Forever looking over her shoulder, she nearly misses what’s right in front of her: her own desire for home, connection, and a new romance at the local bar. In this exciting second installment of the Vera Kelly series, Rosalie Knecht challenges and deepens the Vera we love: a woman of sparkling wit, deep moral fiber, and martini-dry humor who knows how to follow a case even as she struggles to follow her heart.

Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery

Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery
Author: Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781947793798
ISBN 13: 1947793799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery Book Review:

The "splendid genre-pushing" (People) Vera Kelly series returns in full force as our recently out-of-the-spy-game heroine finds herself traveling from Brooklyn to a sprawling countryside estate in the Caribbean in her first case as a private investigator.

Relief Map

Relief Map
Author: Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher: Tin House Books
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2016-03-27
ISBN 10: 1941040233
ISBN 13: 9781941040232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Relief Map Book Review:

A small town swept up in a manhunt for a fugitive from foreign soil and a teenage girl struggling to make the right choices with little information and less time. In the heat of a stifling summer in her sixteenth year, Livy Marko spends her days in the rust-belt town of Lomath, Pennsylvania, babysitting, hanging out with her best friend, Nelson, and waiting for a bigger life to begin. These simple routines are disrupted when the electricity is cut off and the bridges are closed by a horde of police and FBI agents. A fugitive from the Republic of Georgia, on the run from an extradition order, has taken refuge in nearby hills and no one is able to leave or enter Lomath until he is found.As the police fail to find the wanted man and hours stretch into days, the town of Lomath begins to buckle under the strain. Like Russian dolls, each hostage seems to be harboring a captive of their own. Even Livy’s parents may have something to conceal, and Livy must learn that the source of danger is not always what it appears.Rosalie Knecht’s wise and suspenseful debut evokes the classics while conjuring the contemporary paranoia of the post-terrorist age. Relief Map doesn’t loosen its grip until the consequences of this catastrophic summer, and the ways in which a quiet girl’s fate can be rerouted and forever changed, are made fully apparent.

The Seamstress and the Wind

The Seamstress and the Wind
Author: César Aira,Rosalie Knecht
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN 10: 0811219127
ISBN 13: 9780811219129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Seamstress and the Wind Book Review:

As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.

Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show

Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show
Author: Frank Delaney
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN 10: 9781588369734
ISBN 13: 1588369730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show Book Review:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Frank Delaney's The Matchmaker of Kenmare. January 1932: Ben MacCarthy and his father watch a vagabond variety revue making a stop in the Irish countryside. After a two-hour kaleidoscope of low comedy, juggling, tumbling, and other entertainments, Ben’s father, mesmerized by Venetia Kelly, the troupe’s magnetic headliner, makes a fateful decision: to abandon his family and set off on the road with Miss Kelly and her caravan. Ben’s mother, shattered by the desertion, exhorts, “Find him and bring him back,” thereby sending the boy on a Homeric voyage into manhood. Interweaving a host of unforgettable creations—“King” Kelly, Venetia’s violent, Mephistophelean grandfather; Sarah Kelly, Venetia’s mysterious, amoral mother; and even a truth-telling ventriloquist’s dummy named Blarney—Frank Delaney unfurls a splendid narrative that spans half the world and a tumultuous decade.

The Strange Story of Sarah Kelly

The Strange Story of Sarah Kelly
Author: Vera Hughes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105023155570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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American Spy

American Spy
Author: Lauren Wilkinson
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 0812988280
ISBN 13: 9780812988284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


American Spy Book Review:

"It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War, and Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant, but she's also a young black woman working in an old boys' club. Her career has stalled out, she's overlooked for every high-profile squad, and her days are filled with monotonous paperwork. So when she's given the opportunity to join a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic revolutionary president of Burkina Faso whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention, she says yes. Yes, even though she secretly admires the work Sankara is doing for his country. Yes, even though she is still grieving the mysterious death of her sister, whose example led Marie to this career path in the first place. Yes, even though a furious part of her suspects she's being offered the job because of her appearance and not her talent. In the year that follows, Marie will observe Sankara, seduce him, and ultimately have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, a sister, and a good American. "--Provided by publisher.

Leave Me Alone!

Leave Me Alone!
Author: Vera Brosgol
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1626729379
ISBN 13: 9781626729377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Leave Me Alone! Book Review:

A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls “both classic and ultracontemporary,” Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting. One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal—knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter. Vera Brosgol's slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts. A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book A New York Times Notable Children's Book A National Public Radio Best Book of 2016 A Horn Book Best Book of 2016 A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016

The Militant Kurds

The Militant Kurds
Author: Vera Eccarius-Kelly
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0313364680
ISBN 13: 9780313364686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Militant Kurds Book Review:

This extensive examination of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the EU focuses on the history and development of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) and its impact on transnational security, human rights, and democratization. * Quotes from numerous sources reflect the many different perspectives on how to resolve the conflict with the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) * Offers a glossary of Turkish language terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, such as KRG (Kurdish Regional Government) * Includes a brief Turkish pronunciation guide

Two Nights

Two Nights
Author: Kathy Reichs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-07-11
ISBN 10: 1501146521
ISBN 13: 9781501146527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Two Nights Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller—featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct…. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons—because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

Savage Girl

Savage Girl
Author: Jean Zimmerman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN 10: 1101616326
ISBN 13: 9781101616321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Savage Girl Book Review:

“An over-the-top romp through 1870s America . . . compulsively readable.” —Oprah.com Jean Zimmerman’s spectacular follow-up to The Orphanmaster has it all: Gilded Age romance, robber baron excess, detective story suspense, and a compelling female protagonist whom readers will fall in love with. In 1875, the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple on a tour of the American West, seek out a sideshow attraction called “Savage Girl.” Her handlers avow that the wild, seemingly mute Bronwyn has been raised by wolves. Presented with the perfect blank slate to explore the power of civilized nurture, the Delegates take her back east to be introduced into high society. Cleaned up, Bronwyn is blazingly smart and darkly beautiful; as she takes steps toward her grand debut, a series of suitors find her irresistible—and begin to turn up murdered.

A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar

A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar
Author: Caty Borum Chattoo,Lauren Feldman
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 0520299779
ISBN 13: 9780520299771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar Book Review:

Comedy is a powerful contemporary source of influence and information. In the still-evolving digital era, the opportunity to consume and share comedy has never been as available. And yet, despite its vast cultural imprint, comedy is a little-understood vehicle for serious public engagement in urgent social justice issues – even though humor offers frames of hope and optimism that can encourage participation in social problems. Moreover, in the midst of a merger of entertainment and news in the contemporary information ecology, and a decline in perceptions of trust in government and traditional media institutions, comedy may be a unique force for change in pressing social justice challenges. Comedians who say something serious about the world while they make us laugh are capable of mobilizing the masses, focusing a critical lens on injustices, and injecting hope and optimism into seemingly hopeless problems. By combining communication and social justice frameworks with contemporary comedy examples, authors Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman show us how comedy can help to serve as a vehicle of change. Through rich case studies, audience research, and interviews with comedians and social justice leaders and strategists, A Comedian and an Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice explains how comedy – both in the entertainment marketplace and as cultural strategy – can engage audiences with issues such as global poverty, climate change, immigration, and sexual assault, and how activists work with comedy to reach and empower publics in the networked, participatory digital media age.

Tales of the Otherworld

Tales of the Otherworld
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-04-13
ISBN 10: 0553907425
ISBN 13: 9780553907421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tales of the Otherworld Book Review:

In this dazzling collection of Otherworld tales, Kelley Armstrong’s most captivating lead characters appear alongside her unforgettable supporting players, who step out of the shadows and into the light. Have you ever wondered how lone wolf Clayton Danvers finally got bitten by the last thing he expects: love? Or how the hot-blooded bad-girl witch Eve Levine ensnared the cold, ruthless corporate sorcerer Kristof Nast? Would you like to be a fly on the wall at the wedding of Lucas Cortez and Paige Winterbourne, where nothing goes as planned? Or tag along with Lucas and Paige as they investigate a gruesome crime that may be the work of a rogue vampire? Whether you’re new to the Otherworld or a longtime fan, you’ll thrill at the discoveries to be found in these eight tales of friendship, adventure, and enduring romance, featuring a cast of superhuman men and women whose fierce passion and undivided sense of purpose make them very human indeed.

Bound to the Fire

Bound to the Fire
Author: Kelley Fanto Deetz
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 0813174740
ISBN 13: 9780813174747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Bound to the Fire Book Review:

In grocery store aisles and kitchens across the country, smiling images of "Aunt Jemima" and other historical and fictional black cooks can be found on various food products and in advertising. Although these images are sanitized and romanticized in American popular culture, they represent the untold stories of enslaved men and women who had a significant impact on the nation's culinary and hospitality traditions even as they were forced to prepare food for their oppressors. Kelley Fanto Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced study of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial times through emancipation and beyond. She reveals how these men and women were literally "bound to the fire" as they lived and worked in the sweltering and often fetid conditions of plantation house kitchens. These highly skilled cooks drew upon skills and ingredients brought with them from their African homelands to create complex, labor-intensive dishes such as oyster stew, gumbo, and fried fish. However, their white owners overwhelmingly received the credit for their creations. Focusing on enslaved cooks at Virginia plantations including Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and George Washington's Mount Vernon, Deetz restores these forgotten figures to their rightful place in American and Southern history. Bound to the Fire not only uncovers their rich and complex stories and illuminates their role in plantation culture, but it celebrates their living legacy with the recipes that they created and passed down to future generations.

Surviving Sexual Violence

Surviving Sexual Violence
Author: Liz Kelly
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-26
ISBN 10: 0745667430
ISBN 13: 9780745667430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Surviving Sexual Violence Book Review:

Women's awareness of the threat and reality of sexual violence is now perhaps more than ever publicly acknowledged. Yet this fact continues to be almost wholly ignored. This new study, based on in-depth interviews with 60 women, is the first to cover the experience of a range of forms of sexual violence over women's lifetimes. Drawing on feminist theory, developing a critique of male research and quoting extensively from the women interviewed, it developes feminist thought in several key areas: the similarities and differences between forms of sexual violence; the ways women define their experiences; and the strategies women use in resisting, coping with and surviving sexual violence. The author stresses the importance for all women of recognizing the incidents of sexual violence in their lives and seeing themselves and other women as survivors rather than victims. In highlighting the ways in which the media, the criminal justice system and even the "helping" profess ions contribute to the trivialization of sexual violence, she demonstrates the necessity of women organizing collectively to end this suffering.

The Seas

The Seas
Author: Samantha Hunt
Publsiher: Tin House Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 1941040969
ISBN 13: 9781941040966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Seas Book Review:

Moored in a coastal fishing town so far north that the highways only run south, the unnamed narrator of The Seas is a misfit. She’s often the subject of cruel local gossip. Her father, a sailor, walked into the ocean eleven years earlier and never returned, leaving his wife and daughter to keep a forlorn vigil. Surrounded by water and beckoned by the sea, she clings to what her father once told her: that she is a mermaid. True to myth, she finds herself in hard love with a land-bound man, an Iraq War veteran thirteen years her senior.The mesmerizing, fevered coming-of-age tale that follows will land her in jail. Her otherworldly escape will become the stuff of legend. With the inventive brilliance and psychological insight that have earned her international acclaim, Samantha Hunt pulls readers into an undertow of impossible love and intoxication, blurring the lines between reality and fairy tale, hope and delusion, sanity and madness.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Publsiher: Square Fish
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 9780312659301
ISBN 13: 031265930X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Review:

Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2010 Newbery Honor Book and the winner of the 2010 Bank Street - Josette Frank Award.