Search Results: "Bess Lovejoy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1996

"Reading it is like watching the best kind of documentary film: It puts you on the scene, romanticizes no one, and doesn't preach."
A keenly observed account of the human and political drama surrounding an abortion clinic. Read full book review >

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REST IN PIECES by Bess Lovejoy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A fascinating foray into the way of all flesh."
Death is only the beginning in Schott's Almanac writer and researcher Lovejoy's marvelously macabre chronicle of some of history's most well-traveled cadavers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"A timely and engaging introduction to a woman of stunning accomplishment and courage who deserves a place of high honor in the pantheon of early flying. (Illustrations)"
Rich (Amelia Earhart, 1989) sympathetically limns the extraordinary life of a woman who courageously defied gender and race to become the first African-American to earn an international pilot's license. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS BESS GETS DRESSED by Margery Cuyler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A good choice for budding princesses both starry-eyed and sassy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A stylish young princess, weary of dressing à la mode, yearns for her favorite outfit. Read full book review >

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BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

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PORKY AND BESS by Ellen Weiss
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"The brief chapters are broken into short paragraphs, and although this isn't a particularly exciting read, this structure and the story's resolution will be satisfying for new readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
The title reference to Gershwin's Porgy and Bess has no bearing upon the content of this story, making it seem like a gimmick rather than a thoughtful choice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESS OF HARDWICK by Mary S. Lovell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2006

"A fascinating life within an endlessly fascinating era."
Biographer of the Mitford sisters, Amelia Earhart and Beryl Markham, among others, Lovell offers here a thoroughgoing, readable account of an extraordinary matriarch of Elizabethan times. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING OUT OF NIGHT by Sharon Lovejoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Lush, detailed, total-immersion storytelling. (author note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Lively characterization and an intimate portrait of the natural world enrich this tale of an abused white girl in antebellum Virginia who shelters, then joins an enslaved runaway in search of freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"In the future, accelerating technology and unexpected, revolutionary events—most of which will never be predicted by futurists—may produce a society as alien as some of our tools. Bess delivers an insightful philosophical analysis of how we must adjust."
An exuberant account of how biotechnology will vastly enhance not only our health, but our physical and mental abilities as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENGE by Realm Lovejoy
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Camelot meets Hogwarts meets Panem in this intriguing, well-written beginning to a planned YA series."
In this YA fantasy novel set in a modern-day Camelot, a 16-year-old Morgan Le Fay vies to become the next king's magical protector and guide—if she can beat Merlin. Read full book review >

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CLAN by Realm Lovejoy
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Highly enjoyable, thought-provoking sci-fi by an author with considerable talent and promise."
A well-crafteddebut science-fiction tale about a young member of a society of human clones on an alien planet. Read full book review >