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Hall-Bennett, Vanessa

Overview
Works: 27 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 154 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Novels 
Classifications: PR4167, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vanessa Hall-Bennett
Sag, dass du eine von ihnen bist by Uwem Akpan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of five stories set in various African countries reveals the harsh consequences for children of life in Africa
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret
Teacher man : a memoir by Frank McCourt( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tribute to teachers everywhere. McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City. His methods anything but conventional, McCourt creates a lasting impact on his students through imaginative assignments, singalongs and field trips. As he struggles to find his way in the classroom, he spends his evenings drinking with writers and dreaming of one day putting his own story to paper. The book shows McCourt developing his ability to tell a great story as he works to gain the attention and respect of unruly or indifferent adolescents. His rocky marriage, his failed attempt to get a Ph. D. at Trinity College, Dublin, and his repeated firings due to his propensity to talk back to his superiors ironically lead him to New York's most prestigious school, Stuyvesant High School, where he finally finds a place and a voice.--From publisher description
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in England and now living in Wyoming, Fuller was conceived and bred on African soil during the Rhodesian civil war (1971-1979), a world where children over five "learn[ed] how to load an FN rifle magazine, strip and clean all the guns in the house, and ultimately, shoot-to-kill." With a unique and subtle sensitivity to racial issues, Fuller describes her parents' racism and the wartime relationships between blacks and whites through a child's watchful eyes
The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl by Timothy Egan( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dust storms that terrorized America's High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since, and the stories of the people that held on have never been fully told. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author Timothy Egan follows a half-dozen families and their communities through the rise and fall of the region, going from sod homes to new framed houses to huddling in basements with the windows sealed by damp sheets in a futile effort to keep the dust out. He follows their desperate attempts to carry on through blinding black blizzards, crop failure, and the deaths of loved ones. Drawing on the voices of those who stayed and survived - those who, now in their eighties and nineties, will soon carry their memories to the grave - Egan tells a story of endurance and heroism against the backdrop of the Great Depression."
The sunflower : on the possibilities and limits of forgiveness by Simon Wiesenthal( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising and always thought provoking, The Sunflower From the Trade Paperback edition
Little heathens : hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir from a schoolteacher of growing up in the heart of the Midwest during the Great Depression describes life on an Iowa farm during a time of endless work, resourcefulness, no tolerance for idleness or waste, family, and kinship
The tipping point : how little things can make a big difference by Malcolm Gladwell( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in our society so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Ideas, behavior, messages, and products, he argues, often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point. Gladwell introduces us to the particular personality types who are natural pollinators of new ideas and trends, the people who create the phenomenon of word of mouth. He analyzes fashion trends, smoking, children's television, direct mail, and the early days of the American Revolution for clues about making ideas infectious, and visits a religious commune, a successful high-tech company, and one of the world's greatest salesmen to show how to start and sustain social epidemics
Madame Bovary : provincial ways by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new translation of Flaubert's classic tale, in which the title character turns to spending and a series of affairs to combat the boredom of married life and, heartbroken and crippled by debts, takes drastic action that results in tragedy
The Virgin Queen's daughter : a novel by Ella March Chase( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A novel based on long-standing rumors that Elizabeth I had given birth to an illegitimate child follows young Elinor de Lacy--the purported daughter of Elizabeth and her married guardian, Thomas Seymour--who is sent to become a lady-in-waiting to the queen
The book thief by Markus Zusak( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist -- books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. - Markus Zusak
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story of a farm family's Depression-era journey from the Dustbowl of Oklahoma to the California migrant labor camps in search of a better life
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey--a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within
Presumed innocent by Scott Turow( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rusty Sabich is an up-and-comer in the county prosecutor's office. He's intelligent, hard working, dependable. And, just maybe, he's also a murderer
Scribbling the cat : travels with an African soldier by Alexandra Fuller( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The author details her unique friendship with one of her parents' neighbors in Zambia, a white African and veteran of the Rhodesian war, and their mutual odyssey to revisit scenes of the war and come to terms with the horrors of warfare
Delta wedding : a novel by Eudora Welty( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A vivid and charming portrait of a large southern family, the Fairchilds, who live on a plantation in the Mississippi delta. The story, set in 1923, is exquisitely woven from the ordinary events of family life, centered around the visit of a young relative, Laura McRaven, and the family's preparations for her cousin Dabney's wedding. --Publisher
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870's, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May's cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence. Wharton contrasts the intensity of true passion against the complacency of a loveless but proper marriage, questioning the expected behavior of the upper social class
This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women by Viki Merrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of eighty essays exploring the personal beliefs of a diverse assortment of contributors, both famous and unknown, who reflect on their faith, the evolution of their beliefs, and how they express them
An arsonist's guide to writers' homes in New England : a novel by Brock Clarke( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Pulsifer is determined to put his past behind him after serving a prison term for torching an American literary landmark and killing two people in the blaze, but when the homes of notable American writers begin to go up in smoke, his history makes him the prime suspect
 
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Jane EyreTeacher man : a memoirDon't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhoodThe worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowlThe sunflower : on the possibilities and limits of forgivenessLittle heathens : hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great DepressionThe tipping point : how little things can make a big differenceMadame Bovary : provincial ways