Search Results: "Amanda Bennett"


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THE COST OF HOPE by Amanda Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A moving, beautifully written chronicle of true love and a clarion call for health-care reform."
The hot-button issue of unregulated health-care costs underscores this engaging memoir of marriage and terminal illness. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO STAYED BEHIND by Sidney Rittenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 1993

"The gripping saga of an expatriate whose extraordinary experiences left him without illusions about Marxism—but with his personal ideals triumphantly intact. (Eight pages of b&w photographs, one map—not seen)"
The dramatic odyssey of an American who cast his lot with mainland China's Communists following WW II—and who lived to regret it. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BONEMENDER by Holly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sequel is announced, though as by the end, the invaders are routed and the two lovers betrothed, it's hard to see where the story could go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Readers who prefer their fantasy stocked with cozily familiar situations and character types will swoon over this romantic tale of a willowy, chestnut-haired princess and her Elven lover. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the 'delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing' of falling in love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen moves to her dad's beach town and unexpectedly falls for an edgy surfer rather than the "film-buff soul mate" she was expecting to meet. Read full book review >

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FIGURES IN SILK by Vanora Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ably explores themes of romance and politics."
A substantial historical novel set in turbulent 15th-century England, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester, aspired to the throne. Read full book review >

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THE CATASTROPHIST by Ronan Bennett
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lightened with spicy sex scenes and absurdist accounts of colonialism at the edge of extinction."
Irish writer Bennett's third novel but first to appear here: a despairing but acute examination of a souring love affair and its ambiguous effect on certain nefarious characters pushing the Belgian Congo toward independence. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER VIKI by Bob Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An ambitious and intricate Eastern European tale that reaches across decades and generations."
Based on a true story, this debut novel tells of identical twins separated at birth and the harsh realities of life in Romania under Communist rule. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"A sober, comprehensible account of what every intelligent layman should know about space and time."
Understanding the universe requires understanding relativity, and this slim volume does an admirable job without resorting to the gimmicks or magic show common in the Einstein-for-laymen genre. Read full book review >

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A BIG ENOUGH LIE by Eric Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A blunt, effective debut."
A debut novel about war, writing, and the mutability of facts. Read full book review >