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Valerie Martin

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Valerie Martin is the author of two collections of short fiction and six novels, including Italian Fever, The Great Divorce, and Mary Reilly. She lived in Italy for three years and now resides in upstate New York.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Children's Fiction
Anton and Cecil (with Lisa Martin)
   1. Cats at Sea (2013)
   2. Cats on Track (2015)
   3. Cats Aloft (2016)
Non fiction
   Salvation (2001)
Anthologies containing stories by Valerie Martin
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Short stories
The Parallel World (1988)

Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1991) : Mary Reilly
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1991) : Mary Reilly
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2003) : Property

Valerie Martin recommends
Lili (2000)
Abigail DeWitt
"Engrossing and ambitious... Lili's life.... is a rich and complex subject."
The Floating World (2017)
C Morgan Babst
"This is a rich and powerful novel, satisfying on many levels--wry, eloquent, passionate, and completely memorable."
Before The Ruins (2021)
Victoria Gosling
"Four disaffected teenagers, a deserted manor, an unlimited supply of drugs, and a cache of potentially explosive secrets. What could go right? Before the Ruins, Victoria Gosling's stunner of a debut novel, is rich with mystery and moral disorder. It put me in mind of Edward St. Aubyn and Donna Tart; dark, fierce, and totally addictive."

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