Search Results: "Constance Van Hoven"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"The authors have included exceptional pieces from every period in Sartre's life, giving readers a precise understanding of a talented writer and philosopher."
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) need no longer be feared as the intensely deep analytic writer of all things existential. His essays show his brilliant ability to explain the unexplainable. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER CUP by Constance Leeds
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seasons change and friendship grows, and Anna's story becomes one of courage, kindness and hope in her corner of the medieval world. (author's note, historical note, glossary, foreign phrases) (Fiction. 12+)"
Fifteen-year-old Anna lives in a small German village in 1095, a year that will bring great changes. Read full book review >

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A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA, 1500-1900 by Constance Jones
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1993

"Illustrations, maps, index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
At last, a history of pre-colonial Africa presenting an African perspective for young adults. Read full book review >

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OFF THE TRACKS by Constance Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"An often appealing story about a young girl's adventurous, yet impoverished, life on the road."
Hood's debut novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced mother takes her family on a trip to Germany, where they live as vagabond beatniks in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE UNFORTUNATE SON by Constance Leeds
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2012

"Engaging from the very first page, this is one work of historical fiction that will have even readers who prefer fantasy clamoring for a sequel. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
The nature of luck, fortune and fate is dissected and reexamined over the course of this outstanding novel. Read full book review >

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A NEW BEGINNING by Constance Russello
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Love's labors aren't always lost."
A single mother builds a new life and finds new love. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1994

"A more seasoned writer might have succeeded."
This tedious first novel offers yet another variation on the Diary of a Mad Housewife theme. Read full book review >

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Kindergarten Explores Science by Constance Maxwell
Released: June 10, 2013

"Not quite ready for the classroom."
A collection for kindergarteners of about 50demonstrations that walk the line between science and Christianity. Read full book review >

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HOPE MILLS by Constance Pierce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"It's hard not to think of Gibbons's suggestive, economic style and her subtle feminism when slogging through Pierce's relatively artless complaints against small-town life in another era."
A first novel by storywriter Pierce (When Things Get Back to Normal, 1987) travels the same Carolinian terrain as the much more elegant work of Kaye Gibbons; thematically, it bears a lot in common with Robert Clark's novel, In the Deep Midwinter (1996), which also culminates in an illegal abortion during the Eisenhower years. Read full book review >