Where you belong

by Bradford, Barbara Taylor, 1933-

Format: Large Print 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians Large Print Books SSB FICTION Bradford CL 6780
Location  CLP - Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians
Collection  Large Print Books
Call Number  SSB FICTION Bradford CL 6780
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bradford's latest opens with a bang. Valentine Denning is a 31-year-old American photographer assigned the grueling task of shooting the leaders of the K.L.A. on the frontlines of the Serbian War. Working alongside her are fellow photographers and "comrades-in-arms" Jake and Tony, her lover of one year. Before the reader has a chance to know Tony, he is killed in a surprise ambush. Val and Jake are both injured, and after a brief hospital stay, they fly to Paris where physical and emotional healing begins. Dismayed by the revelations that their old friend Tony wasn't who he seemed to be, Val and Jake are drawn even closer together. They soon launch a romance that takes them from Paris to southern France and then to New York, where a bitter Val confronts another demon, her cold fish of a mother. Bradford does a sumptuous job describing the French scenery and the extravagant meals Val and Jake are always preparing, but she falls short of bringing her characters to life. Yes, Val does come across as an admirable, tough heroine who, in her quest for self-fulfillment, does not always get it quite right. But in Bradford's attempt to connect her to a large cast of characters--from Tony's widow to Val's boss to a servant's battered daughter--she loses track of what makes her main character tick. Val is kept too busy trying to deal with major human dramas in too short a period of time, and her relationships ultimately come across as shallow. --Kristin Kloberdanz"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Injecting her new novel with timeliness, bestselling Bradford (A Sudden Change of Heart) makes her setting war-zone Kosovo, where gorgeous and talented photojournalist Valentine Denning is covering the action with two equally gorgeous men: American Jake Newberg and Val's lover, Brit Tony Hampton. All three are caught in an ambush on the ground, and Tony dies. Val doesn't even have time to grieve for her boyfriend before she discovers Tony lied to her: he was already married. Attempting to cheer Val, Jake takes her to a beautiful villa in Cap-Ferrat, and predictably, the heroine decides that he is really the one for her. The world intrudes on their idyll when they help Fran‡oise, the caretakers' daughter, to escape from her abusive husband. Meanwhile, Val is pestered by calls from Donald, the younger brother she resents because their mother lavished attention on him while ignoring her. Jake and Val jet back to New York, excited about a book project they've thought up, and knowing that Val has to face her family demons. There, Val is devastated when her mother finally reveals the secret of her lack of maternal feeling, and they tangle over who will take over the family cosmetics company. Val and Jake are separated when he goes back to Kosovo, but handsome artist Alexander St. Just Stevens adds intrigue to Val's lonely life. Despite a lively story line and a suspenseful buildup to various revelations, the narrative is formulaic and predictable; each new development is obvious. While this novel will probably satisfy Bradford's more loyal fans, it may not generate excitement for new readers. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Kosovo War, 1998-1999 -- Fiction.
Women photographers -- Fiction.
Photojournalism -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher New York :Doubleday,1999
Edition Doubleday Direct large print ed.
Language English
Description 606 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
ISBN 0739407090
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