Search Results: "Bella Pollen"


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MIDNIGHT CACTUS by Bella Pollen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Engagingly perky, with big themes—justice, immigration and lost children—surprisingly well served by the author's comic, quirky style."
British novelist Pollen (Hunting Unicorns, 2003) sets a love story in Arizona, near the Mexican border. Read full book review >

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POLLEN by Jeff Noon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Intriguingly textured, reliably witty and inventive: Despite an end that trails off disappointingly into mythological maundering, Noon's whirling, purposeful insanity packs quite a wallop."
That welcome rarity, a science fiction sequel that surpasses its original (Vurt, 1994). Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF THE BEAR by Bella Pollen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"A sensitive and literate story told on several levels, all of them believable—if some of them improbable, too."
García Márquez meets le Carré meets—well, A.A. Milne at times, with hints of William Golding at others. Read full book review >

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Bella Bella by Jonathan London
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"An impressive sequel about an aquatic journey that stands on its own while building on the first trip."
London (Foggy Goes to the Library, 2015, etc.) resumes the middle-grade adventures of his boating enthusiasts, this time along the Pacific Northwest coast.Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Allowing for characteristic poetic license, the reader finishes Hughes's best pieces with a renewed understanding of poetryand a rekindled passion for it."
With as much myth-making as metrical analysis, poet Hughes's diverse pieceswhether on Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, war poetry, or Norse mythscohere into a provocative, bewitched view of poetry. Read full book review >

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THE POLLEN ROOM by Zoë Jenny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 1999

"The result, though, is no more moving than a long pout, like living for 160 pages with a teenager who knows nothing and insists on telling you all of it."
Said to be a grand success in Europe, 24-year-old Jenny's novel, to a reader this side of the Atlantic, seems to be made mainly of youthful airs and posturings. Read full book review >

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BELLA & BEAN by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Despite some lovely images and language play, the story doesn't quite succeed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Bella, a poet, and Bean, a creative busybody, are best friends. Read full book review >

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BOOMING BELLA by Carol Ann Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Children will doubtlessly identify with Bella's impulsive enthusiasm and mercurial moods—or know someone who behaves in just such a way. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bella is a little girl with a big voice, and she's especially loud when excited—and she's positively thrilled about today's field trip to the art museum. Read full book review >

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BELLA MAFIA by Lynda La Plante
Released: Feb. 19, 1990

Mafia widows take over the family business in this solemnly brutal first novel by a BBC writer from England. Read full book review >

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BELLA TUSCANY by Frances Mayes
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1999

"Lovely, and no small consolation to anyone who's far from Tuscany. (Second serial to National Geographic Traveler; $175,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Yes, la dolce vita—but only for some. Read full book review >

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ELLA BELLA BALLERINA AND CINDERELLA by James Mayhew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Readers will enjoy spotting the parallels between Ella's and Cinderella's tales. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mayhew's pint-sized ballerina returns to explore another famous ballet (Ella Bella Ballerina and The Sleeping Beauty, 2008). Read full book review >

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BELLA GETS RESCUED by Ellie Wakeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A gentle feline tale aimed at a Christian audience."
A timid cat finds a forever home and learns what it means to be loved in this debut picture book. Read full book review >