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Hall-Bennett, Vanessa

Overview
Works: 27 works in 28 publications in 1 language and 151 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Political fiction  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Epistolary fiction 
Classifications: PS3537.T3234, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vanessa Hall-Bennett
Say you're one of them 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

Jane, a plain and penniless orphan in nineteenth-century England, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her melancholy employer, Mr. Edward Rochester, a man with 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

The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching
The sunflower 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. This encounter and the moral dilemma it posed raise fundamental questions about the limits and possibilities of forgiveness. Must we, can we forgive the repentant criminal? Can we forgive crimes committed against others? What do we owe the victims? Thirty-five years after the Holocaust, Wiesenthal asked leading intellectuals what they would have done in his place
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
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

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

Emma Bovary becomes bored with her life and embarks on an affair
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
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 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

In 1946, as London emerges from the shadow of World War II, author Juliet Ashton is having a terrible time finding inspiration for her next book. Then she receives a letter from Guernsey Island, and learns of a unique book club formed on the spur of the moment as an alibi to protect its members from arrest by the occupying Germans during the war. Captivated, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds there will change her life forever
Presumed innocent by Scott Turow( Book )

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

The book thief by Markus Zusak( Book )

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

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors
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
Delta wedding : a novel by Eudora Welty( Book )

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

In effect, an atmospheric "family album" of snap-shots as they impress the memory of a nineteen-year-old girl who visits the Mississippi delta plantation home of her numerous cousins in 1923
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
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
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 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 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
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

This book is the delightfully dark story of Sam Pulsifer, the accidental arsonist and murderer narrator who leads readers through a multilayered, flame-filled adventure about literature, lies, love and life. Growing up in Amherst, Mass., with an editor for a father and an English teacher for a mother, Sam was fed endless stories that fueled (literally and figuratively) the rest of his life. Thus, the blurred boundaries between fact and fiction, story and reality become the landscape for amusing and provocative adventures that begin when, at age 18, Sam accidentally torches the Emily Dickinson Homestead, killing two people. After serving 10 years, Sam tries to distance himself from his past through college, employment, marriage and fatherhood, but he eventually winds up back in his parents' home, separated from his wife and jobless. When more literary landmarks go up in flames, Sam is the likely suspect, and his determination to find the actual arsonist uncovers family secrets and more than a bit about human nature. Sam is equal parts fall guy and tour guide in this bighearted and wily jolt to the American literary legacy
 
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Say you're one of them
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Jane EyreTeacher man : a memoirThe sunflowerDon't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhoodMadame BovaryLittle heathens : hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great DepressionThe tipping point : how little things can make a big differenceThe worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl