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Victoria Kelly

Autor/a de Mrs. Houdini: A Novel

6+ obres 147 Membres 9 Ressenyes

Obres de Victoria Kelly

Mrs. Houdini: A Novel (2016) 130 exemplars
Homefront: Stories (2024) 8 exemplars
Prayers of an American Wife (2013) 2 exemplars
Turn Me Back! (novella) (2020) 2 exemplars

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The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars

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female
Nacionalitat
USA

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Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
I received this book (an ebook) through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program.
Victoria Kelly has produced a wonderful collection of short stories. While there is no particular them to the collection what they all have in common is a connection with the military in some way.
She has drawn on her own experience as a military wife - she knows, or has seen, the effect of deployment and the demands of life in the armed forces can have on a family, and on individuals.
Life can be very difficult for the family members, especially the spouses, of service personnel on deployment. There is a semblance of life going on, but one never knows what's happening with your partner. It can be stressful and confusing. This is where Kelly's stories really shine - the experience of the other is opened up for our examination. She doesn't blame or shame, there is no judgement, she tells the story of people, many of whom are struggling to remain normal, when their world is anything but.
It's an extraordinary collection of stories that I cannot recommend highly enough.
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buttsy1 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
"Homefront" écrit par la célèbre chroniqueuse de guerre, Victoria Kelly, compile quatorze histoires ayant pour point commun, les héros militaires, et/ou de guerre sur le terrain, qui, tous/toutes, souffrent de solitude qui les écrasent d'autant plus que la mort est en filigranne à chacun de leurs pas.
Leurs quêtes inaliénables et légitimes d'amour motivent leurs actes d'héroîsme tant sur leur vie quotidienne, que sur le théâtre effroyable des conflits armés de par le monde.

Victoria Kelly a le don d'emener le lecteur au coeur même de ces tragédies humaines, forte de sa pluralité d'expériences en tant que deux fois l'épouse d'officiers.

Chacun des récits offre une vision différente de la vie, une fois rentré dans le monde des civils. De toutes ces histoires, émouvantes et vraies, se tisse l'essence d'un amour abîmé, bafoué ou refoulé et surtout, de cet espoir inimaginable que détient chaque personne en elle, le moteur qui donne un sens à sa vie.
L'auteur l'a si bien compris qu'elle en distille son essence tout du long de ces récits, avec une délicate et tragique subtilité.

Trés triste, mais aussi très beau !
Et, l'éprouvant constat qui se répète, histoire après histoire, celui de vivre...mais aussi celui de mourir...absolument seul ! Tout seul !

Lisez-le !
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Louanne | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2024 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
If you like collections of short stories, this could be a book for you. This was a quick read, with stories all loosely connected to the military. It wasn't my favorite, and I wouldn't re-read it, but it passed the time.

I received a free copy of this book through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program in exchange for my honest review.
 
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Keith.Benjamin | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 26, 2024 |
Ressenya escrita per a Crítics Matiners de LibraryThing .
I did finally get a copy, after chasing down publishers. I cannot wait for the new system to come out for reviews. Until then, I’m sure I’d rate this book just a half star higher if it wasn’t for the inability to send out materials, but it wasn’t a terrible read. I’m still not convinced about the central theme of the book —- the thing that brings all these stories together. But just like another collection of stories or works, there are some very highly successful, so terrible ones but most are okay. Just okay.

i was due to receive Homefront: Stories Victoria Kelly in the March 2024 Batch or Early Reviewers. i never received it. i reached out to social media, got one response on facebook chat, but they never sent it beyond receipt of the message. doesn't look like anyone got it, so i doubt they are a real service.
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kristincedar | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |

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Obres
6
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1
Membres
147
Popularitat
#140,982
Valoració
½ 3.4
Ressenyes
9
ISBN
14

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