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Martin, Valerie 1948-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 442 publications in 14 languages and 18,170 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Domestic fiction  Dystopias  Dystopian fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Sea stories  Romance fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3563.A7295, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Valerie Martin
 
Most widely held works by Valerie Martin
Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin( Book )

67 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary, employed by Dr. Jekyll, finds herself the keeper of her Master's house, the guardian of his sanity, and the only one in possession of the dark knowledge that might save his life
Property by Valerie Martin( Book )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedies and emotional repercussions of slavery in the antebellum South are seen through the eyes of slave owner Manon Gaudet, who marries the owner of a sugar plantation, only to see her own slave, Sarah, become her husband's mistress
Italian fever : a novel by Valerie Martin( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bestselling novelist dies in his villa in Italy and his assistant flies from New York to arrange a funeral. In this way, Lucy Stark discovers a colorful world of art, aristocracy and intrigue, all of which leads to a romantic adventure with a married man. By the author of The Great Divorce
The ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A captivating, atmospheric return to historical fiction that is every bit as convincing and engrossing as Martin's landmark Mary Reilly. In 1872 the American merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered adrift off the coast of Spain. Her cargo was intact and there was no sign of struggle, but the crew was gone. They were never found. This maritime mystery lies at the center of an intricate narrative branching through the highest levels of late- nineteenth-century literary society. While on a voyage to Africa, a rather hard-up and unproven young writer named Arthur Conan Doyle hears of the Mary Celeste and decides to write an outlandish short story about what took place. This story causes quite a sensation back in the United States, particularly between sought-after Philadelphia spiritualist medium Violet Petra and a rational-minded journalist named Phoebe Grant, who is seeking to expose Petra as a fraud. Then there is the family of the Mary Celeste's captain, a family linked to the sea for generations and marked repeatedly by tragedy. Each member of this ensemble cast holds a critical piece to the puzzle of the Mary Celeste. These three elements--a ship found sailing without a crew, a famous writer on the verge of enormous success, and the rise of an unorthodox and heretical religious fervor--converge in unexpected ways, in diaries, in letters, in safe harbors and rough seas. In a haunted, death-obsessed age, a ghost ship appearing in the mist is by turns a provocative mystery, an inspiration to creativity, and a tragic story of the disappearance of a family and of a bond between husband and wife that, for one moment, transcends the impenetrable barrier of death."--
Trespass : a novel by Valerie Martin( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chloe Dales's growing dislike of her college-age son Toby's romantic relationship with Salome Drago, a Croatian refugee who is a seductive but somehow toxic blend of the old world and the new, threatens to alienate her from her tolerant husband and besotted son
Confessions of Edward Day : a novel by Valerie Martin( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York, in the 1970s: rents were cheap, love was free, and the explosion of theater venues off and off-off Broadway afforded aspiring actors the opportunity to work for nothing. After Edward Day joins his fellow actors for a summer weekend on the Jersey shore, his life is never the same
The great divorce by Valerie Martin( Book )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Ellen Clayton, zoos are symbols of the divorce between humans and animals. Clayton, a veterinarian in New Orleans, believes that animals have the right to freedom. But what about human freedom, specifically her husband's search for it in another woman's arms?
The handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray for the Commander to make her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules
Salvation : scenes from the life of St. Francis by Valerie Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the fresco cycles that depict the life of St. Francis of Assisi, acclaimed author Valerie Martin tells the life of Francesco di Pietro Bernardone in a series of vividly realized "panels" of moments both crucial and ordinary. Drawing from myriad sources and moving in reverse chronological order, she begins in the dark, final days, with a suffering Francesco on the verge of death, then shows us the unwashed and innocent revolutionary, unafraid to lecture a pope on Christ's message. We see his mystical friendship with Chiara di Offreducci, a nobleman's daughter who turns her back on the world to join him, and finally, the frivolous young Francesco on the deserted road where his encounter with a leper leads him to an ecstatic embrace of God. Salvation is at once an illuminating glimpse into the medieval world and an original and intimate portrait of the man whose legend has resonated through the centuries. From the Trade Paperback edition
Anton and Cecil : cats at sea by Lisa Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high-seas adventures of two cat brothers
The unfinished novel : and other stories by Valerie Martin( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and French and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six stories explores the essential nature of art and depictes the contradictions and compromises of artistic life, as the artist struggles to reconcile his audience with his muse
A recent martyr by Valerie Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a deadly love triangle set in New Orleans. Emma Miller, married and the mother of a five-year-old daughter, is obsessed by her increasingly sadomasochistic relationship with Pascal Toussaint, who is himself fixated upon Claire D'Anjou, a young novice with a passion for God
Alexandra by Valerie Martin( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea lovers : selected stories by Valerie Martin( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an anthology of twelve stories inspired by the author's fictional explorations of the natural world, the artistic sphere, and the potential of transformations
Set in motion by Valerie Martin( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helene Thatcher works--not at the academic post to which she once aspired, but in the welfare offices of the city of New Orleans, a world of bureaucratic forms, files, bad air-conditioning, and departmental regulations. The chaos and despair that rile the lives of the people Helene serves are mirrored in her own life on the trendier side of town. Her lovers are given to casual violence and drugs; a friend toys, seductively, with sanity. Detached, erotic, Helene is a young heroine who is coping, barely
The consolation of nature, and other stories by Valerie Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton and Cecil : cats on track by Lisa Martin( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When cat brothers Anton and Cecil receive a message of distress from Hieronymus, they set out to rescue their rodent friend, catching a train going West--and on the way they will encounter huge bison, chattering prairie dogs, hungry coyotes, and the most dangerous creature of all, a boy who wants to make Cecil his pet
Trespass : a novel by Valerie Martin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chloe Dales's life is in order, but she is troubled--by the aggression of her government's foreign policy; by the poacher who roams the land behind her studio; and by her son Toby's new girlfriend, a Croatian refugee named Salome Drago. Raised in the Croatian expatriate community of New Orleans, Salome is a toxic mix of the old world and the new: intelligent, superstitious, sly, seductive, and confident. Chloe distrusts her on sight, and as Toby's obsession grows, her mistrust deepens, alienating her from her tolerant husband and besotted son
Anton and Cecil : cats at sea by Lisa Martin( Recording )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swashbuckling adventures of two very different cat brothers who must brave the perils of the bounding main in search of each other--and a way home
Love by Valerie Martin( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Martin, Valerie

Martin, Valerie 1948-...

Valerie Martin Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Валери Мартин

والری مارتین نویسنده آمریکایی

マーティン, ヴァレリー

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PropertyItalian fever : a novelTrespass : a novelConfessions of Edward Day : a novelThe great divorceThe handmaid's taleSalvation : scenes from the life of St. FrancisThe unfinished novel : and other stories