Search Results: "Bettye LaVette"


BOOK REVIEW

A WOMAN LIKE ME by Bettye LaVette
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Listen to the records and give this self-serving, embittered book a wide berth."
Unrepentant, unpleasant memoir by the well-traveled R&B vocalist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A quick read that creates more questions than it answers."
In the search for his heritage, a former Grey's Anatomy star finds a greater purpose. Read full book review >

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PHEOBE MAE by Bettye Hammer Givens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"A historical romance that lacks both historical grounding and touching romance."
The driest slice of historical fiction aimlessly following one woman's insipid life. Read full book review >

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THE PATCHWORK PATH by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Stroud and Bennett tread a similar path to the one walked by Clara in Deborah Hopkinson's landmark Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (1993). (afterword) (Picture book. 4-9)"
Ten-year-old Hannah learned the secret messages of her Mama's precious quilt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"An important American story well told."
Comprehensive survey of the role of African-American women throughout the history of American religion. Read full book review >

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DOWN HOME AT MISS DESSA'S by Bettye Stroud
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"These problems don't ruin the generous sentiments of the story, but they render them less forceful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two picture-book newcomers create a remembrance of a special friendship from a summer day in an African American community in the rural south of the 1940s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An intergenerational story filled with heart and soul. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Civil Rights Movement had many heroes, but none as unusual as Belle. Read full book review >

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DANCE Y’ALL by Bettye Stroud
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A quiet story useful for children dealing with fear. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Jack Henry is excited that his kinfolk are coming to celebrate the harvest, but he's seen a coach-whip snake in the barn, where he and his cousin will be spending the night to make room for the company. Read full book review >