Search Results: "Bennett Daviss"


BOOK REVIEW

REDESIGNING EDUCATION by Kenneth G. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"Still another look at what's wrong with our schools, but one that that targets what makes educational reform so elusive: a continuing communications gap between the classroom teacher—the one who really matters—and the rest of the education profession."
Nobel prizewinning physicist Wilson tries to illuminate the black hole that is the American educational system. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2002

"Intelligent, thoughtful, and deliciously gossipy: a must for anyone interested in book publishing."
Charming WWII-era letters exchanged by the founders of Random House. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Bennett Women by Roberta R. Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"Despite its sometimes too-neat storyline, readers may find merit in this novel's exploration of the challenges of aging loved ones."
In this novel set in 2012, a harrowing health scare for a family matriarch spurs emotional crises for her Fortune 500 company CEO daughter and musically talented granddaughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Bennett Prince of Ziemia by David Kucera
Released: July 14, 2016

"A tale about a perilous rescue operation that delivers a sweet, all-ages romp, leaving room for further escapades."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy, a teen prince and his beautiful young companion sneak off on an adventure to save a nearby village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 9, 2012

"Will Bennett's loyal nanny-and-more, Mary Catherine, abandon her charges in their darkest hour? Will Perrine escape from custody in a made-for-the-movies sequence? Will Bennett finally close his case for good? Or will Patterson and Ledwidge ring down the curtain leaving the conflict unresolved and paving the way for a sequel? Stay tuned."
Patterson's partnership with Ledwidge is already up to the fifth installment in the perilous adventures of NYPD Detective Michael Bennett (Tick Tock, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARK VICTORY by Ed Sikov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2007

"Sikov's focus is not always as sharp and as deep as expected, but he captures the punch of an actress who succeeded in spite of—and because of—herself."
Film historian Sikov (On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder, 1999) steps into the ring with battlin' Bette of Warner Bros. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I DARED THE DUKE by Anna Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Bennett brings new life to traditional Regency stories and characters."
A savage duke meets a wallflower who won't wilt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAWN AWAY by Holly Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A definite crowd-pleaser for fairy-tale enthusiasts and fantasy lovers. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
The Little Match Girl finds her way to modern-day Canada in this haunting adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's bleakest fairy tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wise and sad coming-of-age story showing how people are shaped by their losses. Recommended for both adult and teenage readers."
The tangled destinies of three kids growing up in a tightknit African-American community in Southern California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT IN ST. PETERSBURG by Vanora Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"The chief appeal here is not plot but the detailed observation of daily Russian life during this period."
The run-up to the Russian Revolution as witnessed by a young Jewish refugee and her lovers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEPTEMBER GIRLS by Bennett Madison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"A not-mermaid story for boys. (Magical realism. 14 & up)"
A meditation on manhood takes a turn into magical realism in this mesmerizing novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIFE IS A GIFT by Tony Bennett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Like Bennett's catalog of music—you may not fall in love with each individual story, but it's hard to argue with the way it's being told."
The legendary master of the American songbook shares stories and lessons learned from a life in music. Read full book review >