Search Results: "Bette L. Waters"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A historically significant collection of firsthand labor experiences, which falls short of making a case for or against midwifery."
An indictment of hospital-based labor and delivery practices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DROWNING OF STEPHAN JONES by Bette Greene
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A story with a significant theme, but without the artistic distinction of the author's early books. (Fiction. 14+)"
A noted author (Summer of My German Soldier, 1973) depicts the tragic effects of homophobia, with results that are more polemical than literary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

In the Waters of Time by Bette Lischke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2015

"An intriguing, well-constructed story that follows two kindred souls across the decades."
In Lischke's debut novel, the lives of two women seem mysteriously linked across the century that separates them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LATE NIGHT MUSE by Bette Pesetsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"Pesetsky comments brightly on the need to take art and life seriously in a world that sometimes seems to have little time for either."
Pesetsky's fourth novel (Confessions of a Bad Girl, 1989, etc.)—purportedly the collected journals and archives of a 30-ish little-known poet dying slowly of a fatal illness—is a vervy, muscular hodgepodge that reads like a collaboration among Grace Paley, Nora Ephron, and Erica Jong: part ethnic stew, part sitcom, part frenetic affairs of the heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAST A SPELL by Bette Pesetsky
Released: July 1, 1993

"Pesetsky's seventh book is a sometimes brilliant cross between the ethnicities of Grace Paley and the theatrics of Ellen Gilchrist—at other times, it's hurried and episodic, more an outline-still-in-progress than a finished novel."
Maddeningly uneven—like much of Pesetsky's work (The Late Night Muse, 1991; Confessions of a Bad Girl, 1989, etc.): the story of an orphan who becomes a thrice-married professional magician and of the jealous cousin who tries to ruin her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCESS ROSIE'S RAINBOWS by Bette Killion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2015

"Fans of fairy tales as well as adults looking to reinforce lessons in how to create and sustain happiness from within will appreciate this well-meaning effort. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sulky Princess Rosie is only happy when there are rainbows in the sky. Read full book review >

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I’VE ALREADY FORGOTTEN YOUR NAME, PHILIP HALL! by Bette Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Only a few readers will find the setting or events credible—even if viewed in a historical context. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Pre-teenagers Beth Lambert and Philip Hall were first introduced to readers in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PASSING THROUGH PERFECT by Bette Lee Crosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2015

"Racially problematic but otherwise an enjoyable read."
The third entry in Crosby's (Jubilee's Journey, 2013, etc.) Wyattsville series spans 20 years and a journey from Alabama to Pennsylvania—a great distance of more than land for Benjamin Church. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISS OF LIFE by Daniel Waters
FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"Dedicated Generation Dead fans are sure to enjoy it, however, especially the conclusion's sudden string of events and unanswered questions that shout 'sequel.' (Fiction. YA)"
It's been one month since Adam took a bullet to the chest and saved Phoebe, the girl of his dreams, in Generation Dead (2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLIMMER by Annie Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"A valuable look at the sometimes painful experience of confronting the ideologies now swirling around college campuses, but Waters's characters unfortunately remain more sketched-in than real, making for a story that is frustratingly unsatisfying."
Responding to pressures that urge her to define herself racially, sexually, and every other way, a college freshman barricades herself in her dorm room: a sometimes affecting, often awkward depiction of the ways in which passing political fashions can have lasting and devastating personal effects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BREAK MY HEART 1,000 TIMES by Daniel Waters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Waters not only causes hearts to race, but brains to ponder the possibilities of ghosts. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
"Everybody's haunted by something." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG RIDE HOME by Tawni  Waters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers will resonate with this gritty, expletive-laced, fast-paced narrative about a strong young woman trying to come to terms with great loss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old Juliet, also known as Harley for her beloved motorcycle, has two distinct sides to her personality. Read full book review >