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Bella Pollen
Raised in New York , Bella Pollen is a writer and journalist who has contributed to a variety of publications, including American Vogue, The Spectator, The Times & The Sunday Telegraph.Author of four previous novels, Midnight Cactus, Hunting Unicorns, Daydream Girl and All About Men, Pollen has... show more

Raised in New York , Bella Pollen is a writer and journalist who has contributed to a variety of publications, including American Vogue, The Spectator, The Times & The Sunday Telegraph.Author of four previous novels, Midnight Cactus, Hunting Unicorns, Daydream Girl and All About Men, Pollen has tackled a broad spectrum of subjects from the decline of the British Aristocracy to the immigration issues of the US/Mexican Border.With Summer of the Bear, Pollen returns to a place beloved of childhood holidays, an isolated and wind swept island off the west coast of Scotland where a young boy believes an escaped bear may hold the key to his diplomatic father's sudden death. Part mystery, part ghost story, part family drama, Pollen has delivered a riveting and magical story about a family rocked by loss and bereavement. Pollen is married with four children and divides her time between London and the American mid-west.www.bellapollen.com
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Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it 5 years ago
Bella Pollen’s The Summer of the Bear was an absolutely incredible novel. I read all 430 pages in a matter of three days, so enraptured was I with the story Pollen beautifully wove out of the tragic suicide of Nicky Fleming, an English diplomat stationed with his wife Letitia and three children, Geo...
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it 6 years ago
Initially found this book too whimsical and nearly abandoned it after a few pages. Then had another stab at it and enjoyed it. The bear did not really come alive for me but I enjoyed both being in the Outer Hebrides and the Bonn, Berlin, London interludes.The structure of the book worked well - bett...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 6 years ago
The complex plot of this book didn't really interest me, but provided a convenient frame on which to hang a lovely tapestry of carefully drawn characters and enjoyable dialogue.
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 10 years ago
This is a tale of the collision of the declining British aristocracy with an American journalist. It is a humorous bittersweet love story. It took me one day to read.
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Cecily's book reviews rated it 12 years ago
A lazy compilation of stereotypes and well-worn, but improbable, anecdotes. Neither funny nor insightful and the plot is very predictable too. Alleged resemblances to Waugh and Wodehouse are ludicrous hyperbole.
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