Search Results: "Paula Hennessy"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"An engrossing, entertaining psychological family drama centered on the important, often overlooked relationship between a grandmother and granddaughter."
A troubled teenage girl and her grandmother bond through their book club as each faces a personal struggle. Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Preach it, Paula."
An encyclopedic tour of Southern cuisine that leaves no doubt about Deen's (Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cooking, 2009, etc.) latest bountiful and delicious contributions to the contemporary American kitchen. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY by Rachel Joyce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Reading Harold Fry first will allow this deeply emotional novel to resonate more fully."
Joyce (Perfect, 2014, etc.) offers an introspective follow-up to her 2012 breakout debut, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.Read full book review >

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THE CRY OF HAVOC by John Hennessy
Released: Aug. 15, 2011

"Endlessly imaginative in a world populated by foreign beings, though some readers may find the terrain a little too familiar."
An epic journey across another world, the first book in a forthcoming series. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"A case study that skillfully demonstrates how the South's superior commanders initially brought the Confederates close to ultimate victory. (B&w photos and maps—not seen.)"
A thorough and first-rate account of a critical Civil War battle that was sandwiched between—and dwarfed by—the momentous Seven Days and Antietam campaigns. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fascinating, well-told, candid, and tender."
A rare glimpse into the life of one of America's most revered social activists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER AGAIN by Peter Hennessy
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 1994

"An absorbing, limpidly written study of the political and social dimensions of England's graceful descent from greatness."
Hennessy (Contemporary History/London), a former correspondent for the Times of London and The Economist, offers a massive history—impressively scholarly and as engagingly readable as the best journalism—about the first six years of Britain's postwar transformation from an imperial power into a welfare state. Read full book review >