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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  Biography  Historical fiction  Biographies  Epistolary fiction  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal stories 
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 singular collection of five stories takes the reader inside Nigeria, Benin, and Ethiopia, revealing in beautiful prose 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
Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

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

"One hundred years ago Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, was first published. It is, therefore, particularly fitting that the new translation by Francis Steegmuller should be published as a part of the centenary celebration. Perhaps no book in the history of the novel has been more enjoyed and praised by critics, fellow craftsmen and general readers of all sorts than this tale of a provincial woman who could not bear the discrepancy between her romantic dreams and the dull routine of her daily life. There is a special poignancy for most of us in the story of Emma Bovary, whose attempt to impose upon her humdrum life the substance of those dreams brought about her own dissolution. Francis Steegmuller is uniquely qualified to translate Falubert’s inimitable prose, the quality of which is almost as inaccessible to translation as is most poetry. Mr. Steegmuller’s Flaubert and Madame Bovary is a contemporary classic, his selection and translation of Flaubert’s letters outstanding, and his critical interpretation of Flaubert among the most acute. He is eminently fitted to provide the centenary translation of Madame Bovary"--Jacket
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

From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller, known to friends and family as Bobo, grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerrilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself into their African life and its rugged farmwork with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything. She taught her daughters, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, and she instilled in Bobo a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. But Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor's story: It is the story of one woman's unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt
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 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 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
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
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho( Book )

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

"A special 25th anniversary edition of Paulo Coehlo's extraordinary international bestselling phenomenon--the inspiring spiritual tale of self-discovery that has touched millions of lives around the world.Combing magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams."--
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 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
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

When the Countess Ellen Olenska returns from Europe, fleeing her brutish husband, her rebellious independence and passionate awareness of life stir the educated sensitivity of Newland Archer, already engaged to be married to her cousin May Welland, "that terrifying product of the social system he belonged to and believed in, the young girl who knew nothing and expected everything." As the consequent drama unfolds, Edith Wharton's sharp ironic wit and Jamesian mastery of form create a disturbingly accurate picture of men and women caught in a society that denies humanity while desperately defending "civilization."
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
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
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 sunflowerMadame Bovary: patterns of provincial lifeDon't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhoodLittle heathens : hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great DepressionThe worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowlThe tipping point : how little things can make a big difference