Search Results: "Bennett Tramer"


BOOK REVIEW

VIOLET AND WINSTON by Sonya Sones
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"The friends' locked eyes speak of memories made and a future imagined, and the picture itself has the warmth of a hug from a friend. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Add Violet the brash, big-hearted swan and Winston the bumbling, sweet duck to the venerable list of picture-book odd couples—Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Dog and Bear, James Marshall's George and Martha or even the boys in Raschka's Yo! Read full book review >

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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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LIFE IN THE FAT LANE by Cherie Bennett
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1998

"The book's aim is not high culture but high school culture, and it scores for pure entertainment value. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager who has it all—perfect body, perfect personality, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend—loses it when she gains a hundred pounds in this unsubtle but ultimately savvy problem novel that reads like an Alicia Silverstone vehicle waiting to happen. Read full book review >

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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 >

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ZUGZWANG by Ronan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A hugely enjoyable, brilliant high-wire act."
Why would a reclusive chess master be at the heart of a plot to kill the Tsar? That's just one of the puzzles in this taut, intricate thriller set in pre-revolutionary Russia, the fifth novel from the Northern Irish Bennett (Havoc, in Its Third Year, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2004

"A realistic and lingering picture of evolving Russia."
Moody Russian days from London Times correspondent Bennett. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1995

"A good, coolly analytical review of the Yugoslavian conflict."
A dispassionate, intelligent introduction to the civil war that has destroyed the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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SMUT by Alan Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Odd and oddly charming."
Kinky hijinks rattle teacups among the British bourgeoisie in the latest from Bennett (The Uncommon Reader, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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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 >

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CREATURES HERE BELOW by O.H. Bennett
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Bennett diligently anatomizes both the antagonisms and love relationships of single-family households, pushing well beyond formulas and racial stereotypes."
A fragmented novel about family fragmentation. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >