Search Results: "Bennett Daviss"


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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 >

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THE BONEMENDER by Holly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sequel is announced, though as by the end, the invaders are routed and the two lovers betrothed, it's hard to see where the story could go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Readers who prefer their fantasy stocked with cozily familiar situations and character types will swoon over this romantic tale of a willowy, chestnut-haired princess and her Elven lover. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the 'delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing' of falling in love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen moves to her dad's beach town and unexpectedly falls for an edgy surfer rather than the "film-buff soul mate" she was expecting to meet. Read full book review >

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FIGURES IN SILK by Vanora Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ably explores themes of romance and politics."
A substantial historical novel set in turbulent 15th-century England, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester, aspired to the throne. Read full book review >

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The Belmar Series by Mick Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A rambling but touching account of one man's search for acceptance."
A middle-aged cancer survivor held hostage by his secrets looks for friendship and redemption during a transformational summer on the Jersey shore. Read full book review >

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Remember The Ladies by Grace Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A promising but flawed drama about a timely subject."
In Bennett's debut novel, a young attorney in a prestigious Boston law firm discovers that she has more in common with a murder defendant that she imagined. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 4, 2014

"A sober, comprehensible account of what every intelligent layman should know about space and time."
Understanding the universe requires understanding relativity, and this slim volume does an admirable job without resorting to the gimmicks or magic show common in the Einstein-for-laymen genre. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"Deft, light, observant, and very funny indeed."
English scriptwriter and story-maker Bennett (The Clothes They Stood Up In, 2001; The Madness of George III) offers three stories about the foibles of being human. Read full book review >

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THE CATASTROPHIST by Ronan Bennett
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Lightened with spicy sex scenes and absurdist accounts of colonialism at the edge of extinction."
Irish writer Bennett's third novel but first to appear here: a despairing but acute examination of a souring love affair and its ambiguous effect on certain nefarious characters pushing the Belgian Congo toward independence. Read full book review >

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A BIG ENOUGH LIE by Eric Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"A blunt, effective debut."
A debut novel about war, writing, and the mutability of facts. Read full book review >