Search Results: "Hester Bass"


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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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MY CHIMP FRIDAY by Hester Mundis
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"The attention-grabbing cover and immensely popular premise will likely have kids going bananas over this fun story that's ready-made for movie land. (Side note: the page design alternately prints the author's name and book title on every page—annoying and unnecessary.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
This mystery/animal/humor/environment story starts off with a bang—make that a chimp! Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY AND THE PRINCE by Hester Browne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Lacks the panache of Little Lady, Big Apple (2007), but Browne's less-than-perfect princess is still a delight."
Third installment in the romantic misadventures of brassy, sassy Melissa Romney-Jones. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF MARRIAGE by Hester Kaplan
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A precisely observant collection, unsparing, original, and resonant."
Tough-minded reports from the marital frontlines, by a writer with the keen eye of a reporter for the telling detail and apt metaphor. Read full book review >

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UNRAVISHED by Hester Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Although the insights are sometimes too explicit, Kaplan's stories confidently, capably explore the switchbacks of human interaction."
Relationships—flawed, ruptured, secret, evolving—are sifted and scrutinized in this latest collection from Kaplan (The Tell, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >

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JESSALOUP'S SONG by Hester Velmans
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A fantasy that will satisfy fans of Velmans' previous work as well as new readers, budding scientists in particular."
In this sequel to her middle-school-age novel Isabel of the Whales (2006), Velmans flips the script and features a whale that turns into a boy. Read full book review >

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TWO TIMES A TRAITOR by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"Still, time travel is a thrilling concept, and the tale overflows with compelling action, more than making up for minor flaws. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
After fighting with his controlling dad while the family tours the Citadel in Halifax, Laz runs off—and then somehow slips through time to 1745. Read full book review >

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PLATTE RIVER by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1994

"Beautifully written and filled with radiant imagery and a powerful sense of the mysteries of nature—human and otherwise."
Three fascinating long stories from a greatly gifted avatar of the outdoors (The Ninemile Wolves, 1992; The Watch, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

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MAIDEN VOYAGE by Cynthia Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"The tragic appeal of the Titanic remains undiminished, even with the recent passing of the last survivor with memories of the sinking, but using it—no matter how vividly—as mere backdrop for a tale of a sappy, genteel adolescent crush seems ill-advised."
In a radical shift from the time and temperament of her debut, Sherman's March (1994), Bass here tackles the Titanic disaster from an unusual angle—one that alternates between being riveting and ridiculous, fresh and formulaic. Read full book review >

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SHERMAN'S MARCH by Cynthia Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Cease and desist."
This first novel examines General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea from the perspectives of a Union captain, a Southern widow, and Sherman himself. Read full book review >

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ALL THE LAND TO HOLD US by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A touch of humor, even a little more dialogue, might have tempered the thematic self-importance."
Texas oil, contaminated water, the scorching sun over an arid landscape, a runaway elephant and a humungous catfish dwarf the human characters in this fever dream of an environmentalist novel. Read full book review >