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Miner, Valerie

Works: 37 works in 145 publications in 3 languages and 6,598 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  History  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  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
A walking fire : a novel by Valerie Miner( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 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
Competition, a feminist taboo? by Valerie Miner( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All good women by Valerie Miner( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 606 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 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universitair docente Nan Weaver wordt verfacht van de moord op een oudere, seksistische collega. Zij wordt gesteund door haar familie, vrienden, studenten en staf, onder wie een homoseksuele collega, voor wie zij romantische gevoelens koestert
Winter's edge by Valerie Miner( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in one block of San Francisco's Tenderloin district in the late 1970s, Winter's Edge centers around the lives of two working-class women in their sixties: Chrissie MacInnes, a tough, outspoken, Scottish-born waitress, and the more subdued Margaret Sawyer, a clerk in a news shop. When a local political election threatens their neighborhood with gentrification, it also threatens their friendship: Chrissie fights fiercely for her values and her home, while Margaret tries not to "get involved." But when the election battle leads to arson and violence, they join forces to find the culprit - and in the process, find the courage to reexamine their pasts, face their fears for the future, and affirm the importance of friendship and of community."--BOOK JACKET
Rumors from the Cauldron : selected essays, reviews, and reportage by Valerie Miner( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 333 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'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
Range of light by Valerie Miner( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 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
International feminist fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional literary themes of birth, death, love, sex, and betrayal are represented here as well as more specifically feminist themes--intergenerational relationships among women, reproductive perils, lesbian love, the impact of war on families, and violence against women
Blood sisters : an examination of conscience by Valerie Miner( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood Sisters is a gripping story created with themes of real substance and wide appeal. While this sizzling novel is considered a classic of 1970s feminist literary fiction, the story is all too timely today as we face violent debate about national and ethnic autonomy in Ireland and elsewhere. Journalists witness ground wars and terrorist responses in detailed news reports, but Valerie Miner has divined a passionate full-blooded story about the individuals and families behind those headlines. At the heart of Blood Sisters are two cousins, one Irish, one American, who grew up steeped in their mothers’ ideals of the 1916 Uprising. The two young women try to understand each other’s views, to cross the blurry lines between private and political life, but are divided by their separate histories and often despair at the possibility of comprehension, let alone reconciliation. Blood Sisters intricately combines important issues within the tense format of a thriller. Miner subtly explores the relationships among women of different generations, unexpected and unacceptable romance, the daily dramas of immigrant life, and the struggle of Irish people to discover and create their own identity and autonomy. Blood Sisters with its suspenseful story, its crucial questions, its vibrant humor and its evocative descriptions is a tour de force by one of the most important writers of her generation
Trespassing and other stories by Valerie Miner( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling verhalen over lesbische vrouwen in de hele wereld
After Eden : a novel by Valerie Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loss and renewal in the lives of an individual and a community
Movement, a novel in stories by Valerie Miner( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feministische activiste reist door de hele wereld om uiteindelijk zichzelf beter te leren kennen
The night singers by Valerie Miner( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 143 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
Abundant light : short fiction by Valerie Miner( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movement by Valerie Miner( )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 105 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
Tales I tell my mother : a collection of feminist short stories by Zoë Fairbairns( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel met verhalen die zijn gerangschikt in drie, door een inleiding vooraf gegane, reeksen met een eigen thema (taal, politiek en esthetiek). Her en der aandacht voor lesbische items
Traveling with spirits by Valerie Miner( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Monica Murphy quits her Minneapolis medical practice to work at a Catholic medical mission in a decaying hill station in northern India. There, she confronts questions about the nature of faith, religious imperialism, the troubled position of Westerners in developing countries, and the growth of individual consciousness
The low road : a Scottish family memoir by Valerie Miner( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 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

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
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Competition, a feminist taboo?
Competition, a feminist taboo?Winter's edgeRange of lightBlood sisters : an examination of conscienceTrespassing and other storiesAfter Eden : a novelThe night singersAbundant light : short fictionThe low road : a Scottish family memoir
Alternative Names
Valerie Miner American journalist

Valerie Miner Amerikaans journaliste

Valerie Miner periodista estadounidense

English (121)

German (5)

Danish (1)