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Martin, Valerie 1948-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 471 publications in 12 languages and 17,662 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Dystopian fiction  Fantasy fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Novels  Dystopias  Historical fiction  Horror fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.A7295, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Valerie Martin
 
Most widely held works by Valerie Martin
Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin( Book )

70 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,369 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 )

70 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Valerie Martin's Property delivers an eerily mesmerizing inquiry into slavery's venomous effects on the owner and the owned. The year is 1828, the setting a Louisiana sugar plantation where Manon Gaudet, pretty, bitterly intelligent, and monstrously self-absorbed, seethes under the dominion of her boorish husband. In particular his relationship with her slave Sarah, who is both his victim and his mistress. Exploring the permutations of Manon's own obsession with Sarah against the backdrop of an impending slave rebellion, Property unfolds with the speed and menace of heat lightning, casting a startling light from the past upon the assumptions we still make about the powerful and powerful."--Publisher description
The ghost of the Mary Celeste by Valerie Martin( Book )

33 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,747 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 )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,431 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
Italian fever : a novel by Valerie Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 1,394 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
Confessions of Edward Day : a novel by Valerie Martin( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 988 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 handmaid's tale by Margaret Atwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 976 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
The great divorce by Valerie Martin( Book )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 905 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?
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 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the great saint inspired by frescoes in Italy offers a window into the medieval world that influenced the teachings and mission of St. Francis of Assisi
Anton and Cecil : cats at sea by Lisa Martin( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and French and held by 574 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 )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 510 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
Sea lovers : selected stories by Valerie Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 451 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
Alexandra by Valerie Martin( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in motion by Valerie Martin( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 378 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
Anton and Cecil : cats on track by Lisa Martin( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 287 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
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 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton and Cecil : cats aloft by Lisa Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cat brothers Anton and Cecil team up with a police dog to search for missing puppies at the Chicago World's Fair in the thrilling final installment to the series"--
Anton and Cecil : cats at sea by Lisa Martin( Recording )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 159 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
Trespass : a novel by Valerie Martin( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 151 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
 
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Martin, Valerie

Valerie Martin Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Valerie Martin écrivaine américaine

Valerie Martin escritora estadounidense

Valerie Martin yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Валери Мартин

والری مارتین نویسنده آمریکایی

マーティン, ヴァレリー

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PropertyTrespass : a novelItalian fever : a novelConfessions of Edward Day : a novelThe handmaid's taleThe great divorceSalvation : scenes from the life of St. FrancisThe unfinished novel : and other stories