Search Results: "Bennett Madison"


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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 >

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THE BLONDE OF THE JOKE by Bennett Madison
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"What results is a ridiculous, riotous, tongue-in-cheek mad dash through the mall where everything is not as it seems and where the cheap jokes and the bounty grow like apples on trees. (Fiction. YA)"
The reinvention of good-girl Valentina Martinez comes in the guise of a hootchie makeover and shoplifting, all thanks to her naughty new best friend Francie Knight, who walks into class the first day of school wearing nothing but an aqua tube top and gold hot pants. Read full book review >

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NASHVILLE 1864 by Madison Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1997

"A flawed but intermittently powerful work."
A somber, spare portrait of the Confederacy's twilight, as witnessed by a 12-year-old. Read full book review >

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THE WAR CAME HOME WITH HIM by Catherine Madison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A heartfelt account of a family fractured by war and its awful aftereffects."
In her first book, former Utne Reader editor in chief Madison comes to terms with her father, a scarred veteran who waited until the day before he died at 78 to tell her he loved her. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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I DRAW DEAD PEOPLE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: Banksy On It

BFF Charm: Yay!

Swoonworthy Scale: 10

Talky Talk: Majoring In Art

Bonus Factors: San Francisco, Street Art, Sweet Ride

Relationship Status: Art School Sweethearts

 

Cover Story: Banksy On It

Overall, I think this cover suits the story—I’m not wild about how the ...


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TO THE WINDS by Madison Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 1996

"Jones manages to make what could be just another quirky-white- trash-characters assembly-line output into a flawed but often funny novel worth reading for laughs, if not enlightenment."
Born-and-bred southerner Jones, author of six previous novels (Last Things, 1989, etc.), imparts an authentic redneck flavor to this way overplotted but nonetheless amusing tale of one family's woes and ultimate downfall in the Appalachian foothills. Read full book review >

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VELMA GRATCH & THE WAY COOL BUTTERFLY by Alan Madison
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Hawkes deftly replicates the wingspan of a monarch butterfly in Velma's thick ponytails, giving the general impression of a girl emerging from her old self into her new. (Picture book. 5-8)"
First-time first-grader Velma Gratch finds that extricating herself from the grandiose shadows of her older sisters is a daunting task. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLEST GRAPE STOMPER by Alan Madison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Kids will enjoy both Sixto's triumph and the overall goofiness of this small tall tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fey piece of whimsy takes a lighthearted look at child labor. Read full book review >