Search Results: "Anna H. Blessing"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2012

"An inspirational glimpse into one vibrant area of the local food movement."
An introduction to the growing local food movement in Chicago restaurants and the farmers who supply them. Read full book review >

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H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

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Released: July 8, 1992

"Stick to the high ground of the original instead."
Sequelmania strikes again as Haire-Sargeant presumes upon Emily Brontâ's stark, strange masterpiece, delivering a story that achieves a slight success as a literary pastiche but never becomes a satisfying work of fiction in its own right. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Meghan Riley
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"The protagonist mooning over boys sometimes overwhelms the engaging, unique sci-fi elements."
A teenage girl emerges from wallflower status only to be plagued by unexplained phenomena in this young-adult romance novel. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 1991

"To Be Continued'' quality, making for less than truly satisfying fiction."
In a first US publication, veteran British writer Harrod- Eagles (20 previous novels) brings her not-inconsiderable skills to a grand-scale, if curiously lackluster, romance set against the complex political backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Read full book review >

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ANNA by Michael Derechin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2014

"A compassionate portrait of a doctor's quest to make a difference."
In this novel set in 1973, a cancer doctor, who's struggling with feelings of futility, reluctantly agrees to treat an 11-year-old girl. Read full book review >

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ANNA by William Loizeaux
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"On behalf of his daughter, Loizeaux shares his sorrow with heartbreaking honesty."
An eloquent, extraordinarily painful memoir of a father's loss of his baby daughter. Read full book review >

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LOVE, H by Hettie Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A fertile trove that needs a stronger framework."
Letters revealing the enduring friendship of two "beat chicks." Read full book review >

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BEDTIME BLESSING by Becky Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Reassuring and somnolent. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet bedtime book delivers the message of God's love and care. Read full book review >

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BARTHOLOMEW’S BLESSING by Stephanie S. Tolan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The final page of this gentle story shows an outdoor vista of the peaceful stable scene, speckled with snow, and 'filled with blessings.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bartholomew is a tiny mouse, "a small animal, used to being ignored." Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING by Gregory Orr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Writing has sustained him, 'words rhythmically compressed into meaning.' Here, the old and new meanings of 'blessing'—to sprinkle with blood, to confer spiritual power—harrowingly collide."
The inadvertent shooting death of his brother by poet Orr gives this memoir a godawful specific gravity and spurs the author's search for ways to live on. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 13, 1997

"For those seeking to understand the national debt, this book is a good place to start—it's just not a good place to stop."
American Heritage columnist Gordon (The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street, 1988) deserves credit for attempting a brief history of the national debt aimed at a wide audience, but the result is somewhat disappointing. Read full book review >