Search Results: "Hester Bass"


BOOK REVIEW

HESTER by Byron Barton
Released: Sept. 29, 1975

But Barton's first wobbly-lined picture, of Hester's dining room all set for the party, is the very dream of Halloween that any first grader would delight in drawing for himself, the stock haunted house is not only incongruous but warmly inviting and a little sad among all the high rises, and the sweet old witch's welcoming, well-behaved friends are such a grotesque gang of freaks that the whole adventure proves to be a captivating blend of good cheer and satisfying shivers. Read full book review >

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HESTER by Paula Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Reed's confident debut amiably reimagines Hawthorne's tragic heroine as a brave lady in tumultuous times, making this sequel to his literary classic a standard-issue historical novel."
Continuation of The Scarlet Letter follows Hester Prynne and her wild daughter to Oliver Cromwell's England. Read full book review >

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HESTER by Christopher Bigsby
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Hawthorne points up the book's problem: It tries to be both historical reconstruction and novel and doesn't fulfill either mission completely."
This ``prequel'' to The Scarlet Letter imagines the early life of Hester Prynne and serves as a creative addendum to that classic, but it could not stand on its own. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET WORLD OF WALTER ANDERSON by Hester Bass
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

A gorgeous chronicle of a versatile southern American artist. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF FREEDOM by Hester Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A book that is as quietly inspiring as its subject. (author's note, photographs, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Peaceful but forceful protest ended segregation in one Southern town. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1997

"He might be out there stalking them, but no one will doubt Reiger's love of the striper after finishing this book. (22 line drawings, not seen)"
A pleasantly avuncular history and reminiscence of striped- bass fishing from Field and Stream conservation editor Reiger (Heron Hill Chronicle, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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HESTER AMONG THE RUINS by Binnie Kirshenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

The story of two lovers whose lives are profoundly shaken by echoes of the Holocaust: a German medievalist and the woman who, while writing his biography, falls in love with him. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE ON HESTER STREET by Linda Heller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"The historical references make the narrative a bit creaky, but Kulikov recreates warmly lit, authentic-looking interiors and street scenes, and his smiling, flexibly posed figures project an intimacy that will draw children in to this intergenerational interchange. (Picture book. 6-8)"
New pictures add fresh animation to a slightly retouched text originally published in 1982. Read full book review >

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BASS ACKWARDS AND BELLY UP by Elizabeth Craft
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"While this story lacks the magic—literally and figuratively—of the Sisterhood novels, it's sure to find similar fans. (Fiction. YA)"
Call this chick-lit rip-off, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants: After Graduation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Completely captivating—begs to be made into a movie. (Historical fiction/nonfiction. 10-14)"
Paulsen takes the few facts known about this remarkable man and shapes them into a compelling, even elegant narrative—brief sections of historical fact between longer, fictionalized tales of the boy Bass Reeves was and the man he became. Read full book review >

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THE TIPPING POINT OF OLIVER BASS by Larry Spencer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2017

"A page-turning mystery with a frustrating protagonist from a veteran storyteller."
A pathologically arrogant, wealthy young man sets off on a journey of self-discovery, family tragedy, and sexual conquest in Spencer's modern California noir debut. Read full book review >

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FAITH BASS DARLING'S LAST GARAGE SALE by Lynda Rutledge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2012

"This potentially poignant story of misplaced emotional attachments and misremembered pasts falters under its wispy tone."
Under the looming shadow of Y2K, the very proper Faith Bass Darling hauls all of her priceless family possessions onto her front lawn for a very improper yard sale in Rutledge's debut novel. Read full book review >