Search Results: "Becky White"


BOOK REVIEW

BECKY by Lenore Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"As characterized here, Becky doesn't earn the equal time she clamors for."
A supporting character in Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer gets her own novel. Read full book review >

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BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

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BECKY THE BORROWER by Udo Weigelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Henn reflects this relaxed approach with pleasant scenes of a smiling Becky surrounded by also-smiling stuffed animals and other goods—plus other children who, even in the dream, look more puzzled than angry. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Who doesn't like toys? Read full book review >

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BECKY BERNSTEIN GOES BERLIN by Holly-Jane Rahlens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"A lively and entertaining debut."
From an American-born actress now living in Germany, a first novel that offers wry and refreshingly upbeat reminiscences of life in the single lane—both here and in Berlin. Read full book review >

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THE ACTUAL & TRUTHFUL ADVENTURES OF BECKY THATCHER by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Delightful. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Here's a different Becky Thatcher: She spews spitballs, prefers overalls to dresses, takes dares from boys and tracks down criminals. Read full book review >

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WHITE by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Whitcomb adeptly keeps many balls in the air in this artful shell game of suspense."
A restless thriller from Whitcomb, returning with many in the appealing cast from his debut, Black (2004). Read full book review >

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WHITE WINGS by Dan Montague
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 15, 1997

"Even so, an artful, pleasant read, tailor-made for the beach, where surf and salt air can provide complementary distractions."
Sailing, seduction, and family secrets over three generations of women keep things lively for the most part in ex-priest Montague's hefty first novel, but they fall short of providing an unqualified success. Read full book review >

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PATRICK WHITE: LETTERS by Patrick White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"A literary milestone."
A swarming and copious selection of letters by the Nobel Prizewinning novelist and playwright. ``My life is a series of blunders and recoveries and so it will be, I expect, till the end.'' Described by his biographer Marr (Patrick White: A Life, 1992) as ``a wise man who could be stubbornly wrong,'' White (191290) acquired the epistolary habit at age four or five, never to abandon it for long. Read full book review >

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WHITE BODIES by Jane Robins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Had this been a character study of the obsessive, bordering on fanatical, relationship between twin sisters it would be a stellar novel; unfortunately, it's the crime that bogs down the story."
A woman worries that danger lurks beneath the seeming happiness of her twin sister's relationship with a new man and becomes obsessed with uncovering the couple's every secret. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 21, 2016

"A riveting thesis supported by staggering research."
A rigorously researched study of the entrenched system of racial classification that dispels many myths about American national identity. Read full book review >

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WHITE RAGE by Carol Anderson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 2016

"A book that provides necessary perspective on the racial conflagrations in the U.S."
A close reading of America's racial chasm. Read full book review >