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Miner, Valerie

Works: 34 works in 135 publications in 4 languages and 6,230 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biography  Feminist fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3563.I4647, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Valerie Miner
Most widely held works by Valerie Miner
Competition, a feminist taboo? by Valerie Miner( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All good women by Valerie Miner( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel tells the story of four women during World War II, who first meet in a typing class, aspiring to greater economic security than their working-class families. Eventually becoming housemates, the four have quite different experiences. Wanda, the daughter of a Japanese-American family, finds herself brutally interned in a camp in the Arizona desert. Ann, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, leaves for London to work with refugee children. Moira gives up her acting ambitions for war work. And Teddy, also involved in the war effort, discovers she is a lesbian
Murder in the English Department by Valerie Miner( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping novel of politics, academia, and murder Assistant professor Nan Weaver, an outspoken feminist, is working toward tenure at Berkeley. Nan's blue-collar family left her with a legacy of endurance and hard work, and she is dedicated to her ideals and her students. But Nan's bold campaign against on-campus sexual harassment may be putting her career prospects in jeopardy. When an infamously chauvinistic male English professor turns up dead in his office, everyone suspects activist Nan. But she is innocent. And she knows who the murderer is. A fast-paced, nontraditional mystery that places a strong woman in a battle for her innocence and principles, Murder in the English Department is a must-read for academics and mystery lovers alike
Winter's edge by Valerie Miner( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and German and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de vriendschap en liefde tussen twee oudere arbeidersvrouwen en hun verzet tegen plannen om hun wijk, San Francisco's Tenderloin, in handen te laten vallen van projectontwikkelaars
Blood sisters : an examination of conscience by Valerie Miner( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over twee Iers-republiekeinse zusters en hun respectievelijke dochters Liz en Beth. Liz is lesbisch en is actief binnen de vrouwenbeweging; Beth is verliefd op de broer van Liz (dus eigenlijk haar neef) en zet zich vooral in voor de Ierse zaak
A walking fire : a novel by Valerie Miner( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cora Casey, a Vietnam War protester who left the country, returns home 20 years later. While her brothers fought the war, Cora burned a building and fled to Canada, wanted for arson, an act for which she was disowned by her father. Now he is dying from cancer. By the author of All Good Women. A retelling of King Lear
Trespassing and other stories by Valerie Miner( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling verhalen over lesbische vrouwen in de hele wereld
Rumors from the Cauldron : selected essays, reviews, and reportage by Valerie Miner( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indispensable collection of essays reflecting on the historical and cultural relevance of feminist movements across the globe In these remarkably far-reaching writings, author and journalist Valerie Miner delivers a complex and engaging volume of essential reading. This book touches on topics ranging from suburban housewives to lesbian identity to feminist thought. Miner provides an important perspective on the interrelated concepts of authorship, gender identity, and social criticism. Included are examinations of the works of Grace Paley, Margaret Atwood, and May Sarton, meditations on writing, and reflections on the cultural legacy of feminism. Miner & rsquo;s insights are both perspicacious and thought provoking. Written with profound passion and knowledge, these tracts are of tremendous value to all readers engaged with the politics of equality
After Eden : a novel by Valerie Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loss and renewal in the lives of an individual and a community
Range of light by Valerie Miner( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A class reunion 25 years later, in the form of a week-long hike through the High Sierras of California, attracts only two women. The novel describes their tense adjustment to each other, one a mother and successful historian, the other a failure and a lesbian
Movement, a novel in stories by Valerie Miner( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feministische activiste reist door de hele wereld om uiteindelijk zichzelf beter te leren kennen
Abundant light : short fiction by Valerie Miner( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling with spirits by Valerie Miner( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The night singers by Valerie Miner( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These thirteen stories by acclaimed writer Valerie Miner explore family and intimacy in ways that are simultaneously surprising and deeply familiar The complex nature of relationships is at the foreground of this poignant and tender collection. In the opening story, a father's lonely death causes his children to reconsider their family life. In another tale, a stalwart woman's fight to save an old olive tree in a rapidly transitioning San Francisco unexpectedly turns into a brutal battle. Populated by characters being tested by their own lives, these insightful stories offer readers keenly felt portraits of people in transition
The low road : a Scottish family memoir by Valerie Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This is the story I have been writing for my whole life. With my life." writes Valerie Miner in this account of her family's migration from Edinburgh's tenements across the world. The Low Road explores location and dislocation in a large, poverty-stricken Scottish family. Focusing on the life journeys of her grandmother, her mother, and herself, Miner searches for truth about family members, unveiling family secrets and missing histories. This powerful and moving memoir is a dramatic passage through poverty, immigration, and national and sexual identity." "The Low Road navigates between family fable and fact as Miner leads us through her discoveries about back-street abortion and tuberculosis, orphanhood, exile, estrangement, and reconciliation to reach the place of acceptance and understanding."--Jacket
Blodsøstre by Valerie Miner( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where I've been : writings by Valerie Miner and Sandy Boucher( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist authors Valerie Miner and Sandy Boucher read from their works on treks through time and cross-country. Valerie Miner's "Movement" (Crossing Press, New York) follows one woman (ad)venturing through the 1970's -- a story told by many characters, from many walks of life. Sandy Boucher's "Heartwomen: an Urban Feminist's Odyssey Home" (Harper and Row) chronicles her own journey back to the Midwest, where she grew up, the lives of women she found there, and coming home to them and to herself. The program also includes the authors making comments about their writing and the individual readings. Produced by Julia Randall at KPFA. Music by Margie Adam
Feminist perspective on pornography( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion about pornography and eroticism, its connection to the left, racial stereotypes in pornography, First Amendment rights, and pornography's effect on women's self-image. The panelists are Sabrina Sojourner (moderator); Kathleen Barry, sociologist and author of "Female Sexual Slavery"; Valerie Miner, journalist and lecturer at U.C. Berkeley; Margaret Sloan (aka Sloan-Hunter, b. 1947, d. September 23, 2004), former editor of Ms. Magazine and founder of the National Black Feminist Organization; and Bridget Wynne, co-ordinator of Women Against Violence in Pornography and the Media. Includes comments from listeners. Produced by Karla Tonella, KPFA, 1980
Kankardeşim, aşkım = Blood sisters by Valerie Miner( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movement : a novel by Valerie Miner( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel in stories tracks ten years in the life of Susan, a journalist and feminist, during a time of transition in America Susan is an activist. And yet, though her political ideals form the center of her life, she questions her convictions. At the heart of this string of interconnected stories are tensions among ideas, feelings, and action. Miner deftly interweaves Susan's story with the tales of women whom Susan will never meet. The result is a textured and enveloping book that creates a sense of universality. Written with a deep understanding of activism, Miner's novelistic retrospective of the feminist movement questions everything from marriage to Marxism. This fascinating work gives a true and unflinching view of what it means to be a woman in the world
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Competition, a feminist taboo?
Alternative Names
Valerie Miner American journalist

Valerie Miner Amerikaans journaliste

English (115)

German (5)

Turkish (1)

Danish (1)

Winter's edgeBlood sisters : an examination of conscienceA walking fire : a novelTrespassing and other storiesAfter Eden : a novelRange of lightAbundant light : short fictionThe night singersThe low road : a Scottish family memoir