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Victoria Patterson
Victoria Patterson is the author of The Peerless Four. Her previous novel, This Vacant Paradise, was a 2011 New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Her story collection, Drift, was a finalist for the California Book Award, the 2009 Story Prize and has been selected as one of the best books of... show more

Victoria Patterson is the author of The Peerless Four. Her previous novel, This Vacant Paradise, was a 2011 New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Her story collection, Drift, was a finalist for the California Book Award, the 2009 Story Prize and has been selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in various publications and journals, including the Los Angeles Review of Books, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Southern Review. She lives with her family in Southern California and teaches at Antioch University's Master of Fine Arts program.
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Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it 6 years ago
Our narrator for this story is now middle aged and forced to give up her athletic pursuits to become the chaperon to the four girls heading to the Olympics. It is 1928 and this is the first time women are allowed to compete. There is much that is good about this novel, reading about the horrible ...
TheBecks
TheBecks rated it 9 years ago
I received this book for review through my blog. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was drawn into the story and the lives of these characters. Stay tuned for a full review, as well as an author interview on my blog: Escapism Through Books.
lizpatanders
lizpatanders rated it 9 years ago
Didn't finish this one.
Dem
Dem rated it 51 years ago
2.5 Stars A distubing and in places very graphic read.While I found the writing and execution of the story was good and compelling I just couldn't get past the graphic content and felt it overshadowed the power of the story for me. I found the fiirst half of the Novel unputdownable and really enjo...
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