Search Results: "Anne C. Heller"


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HANNAH ARENDT by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"An evenhanded, sympathetic biography of a defiant thinker."
A perceptive life of the controversial political philosopher. Read full book review >

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AYN RAND AND THE WORLD SHE MADE by Anne C. Heller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"A treatment sometimes vitiated by the author's affection for her subject, but the most thorough we're likely to see until Rand's papers become more accessible."
The long career and cluttered personal life of the writer who said she owed no philosophical debts to anyone but Aristotle. Read full book review >

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ALL THE ANSWERS by Anne C. LeMieux

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Scott paints a true picture of the ups and downs of classroom life; her plot is slight and the outcome no surprise, but readers will be drawn to the jacket painting and the relaxed narrative style, peppered with humorous journal entries written from the two girls' perspectives. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This slice-of-life story concerns a timid girl who becomes friends with an outgoing classmate, a misunderstanding between them, and the lesson that "real friends find ways to make up." Read full book review >

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THE LUNCH THIEF by Anne C. Bromley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Well-meaning but not particularly engaging, this slight story may be most useful in classrooms where tolerance and social-justice issues are being explicitly taught. (Picture book. 8-12)"
When a new classmate steals his lunch, Rafael first hesitates to say anything for fear of a fight, but later, when he sees that the boy is living in a motel, he realizes that Kevin may be stealing because he's hungry. Read full book review >

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MY FAMILY FOR THE WAR by Anne C. Voorhoeve
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Though occasionally convoluted, it is ultimately a poignant, thoughtful work. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
When her father is arrested on November 9, 1938 (Kristallnacht), and sent to a concentration camp, 10-year-old Franziska Mangold, raised Protestant though of Jewish ancestry, gets a coveted spot on the Kindertransport, which carries her from Berlin to London, where she is taken in by a kind-hearted Orthodox Jewish family. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Bailey is not a graceful prose stylist—she raises syntactical and stylistic barriers for readers—but her research is important, her questions provocative, and her arguments sensible."
An ambitious attempt to determine from oral histories the effects of the slave trade on West Africa and its people, especially those in coastal Ghana. Read full book review >

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MOON’S CLOUD BLANKET by Rose Anne  St. Romain
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"An optional purchase for most libraries. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"

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MERRY-GO-ROUND by Ruth Heller
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Earlier, Heller has applied her unique flamboyant approach to verbs and adjectives; here, nouns are the subject of her deft, witty verse. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Biting, giggle-provoking satire—though no doubt more shocking on its own turf."
A bestseller in Germany, this sharp-witted first novel features a young, female Berlin film student and her complex entanglements with feminism, radical political theory, and love—an up-to-date comedy of manners with a European twist. Read full book review >

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WHAT WAS SHE THINKING? by Zoë Heller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Unbelievable yet compelling: it's almost as if Heller tried for a salacious potboiler and ended up—her talent refusing not to intrude—with a portrait that remains indelible. Watch for her next, whatever it may be."
After Everything You Know (2000) comes the tale of a London art teacher, married with children, who has an affair with a student of 15. Read full book review >