Search Results: "Nellie Bennett"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"Lightweight, footloose good fun."
A peripatetic Australian's account of how a flamenco dancing hobby led to high adventures in music, food and love in Spain. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON OF MIGRATION by Nellie Hermann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Finely wrought fiction eschewing the usual clichés about artistic inspiration in favor of deeper, more organic understanding."
Hermann follows up her well-received debut (The Cure for Grief, 2008) with a sensitive novel about a crucial turning point in the life of Vincent van Gogh.Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BOARDWALK
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Cover Story: On the Waterfront
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 9
Talky Talk: Some Like It Hot
Bonus Factors: Santa Cruz, Classic Movies, Vintage Fashion
Relationship Status: From Here To Eternity

Cover Story: On the Waterfront

Much like Jenn Bennett’s first YA book, The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I find the ...


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THE CURE FOR GRIEF by Nellie Hermann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Profound, poetic and original. Hermann is a young author to watch."
A subtle, elegiac coming-of-age novel about catastrophe, grief and the persistence of everyday life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"Rather heavy on political details, but Johnson's appealing voice and youthful humor will earn readers' admiration."
The oral history of 94-year-old Nellie Stone Johnson, an African-American who spent her life advocating equal rights, organizing labor, and heralding education. Read full book review >

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THE BONEMENDER by Holly Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A sequel is announced, though as by the end, the invaders are routed and the two lovers betrothed, it's hard to see where the story could go. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Readers who prefer their fantasy stocked with cozily familiar situations and character types will swoon over this romantic tale of a willowy, chestnut-haired princess and her Elven lover. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >

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ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"An irresistible tribute to classic screwball-comedy romances that captures the 'delicious whirling, twirling, buzzing' of falling in love. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen moves to her dad's beach town and unexpectedly falls for an edgy surfer rather than the "film-buff soul mate" she was expecting to meet. Read full book review >

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FIGURES IN SILK by Vanora Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Ably explores themes of romance and politics."
A substantial historical novel set in turbulent 15th-century England, when Richard, Duke of Gloucester, aspired to the throne. Read full book review >

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Remember The Ladies by Grace Bennett
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A promising but flawed drama about a timely subject."
In Bennett's debut novel, a young attorney in a prestigious Boston law firm discovers that she has more in common with a murder defendant that she imagined. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2001

"Deft, light, observant, and very funny indeed."
English scriptwriter and story-maker Bennett (The Clothes They Stood Up In, 2001; The Madness of George III) offers three stories about the foibles of being human. Read full book review >