Search Results: "Bernie Glassman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DUDE AND THE ZEN MASTER by Jeff Bridges
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"May lead readers to plenty of better introductions to Zen. You dig?"
A rambling conversation on all things Zen between the mystic-minded movie star and his spiritual teacher. Read full book review >

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OUT AT THE OLD BALL GAME by Bernie Bookbinder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"With tongue firmly in cheek, Bookbinder attempts to skewer some of the most sacred cows of sports, with only limited results."
A slight but amusing satire of baseball and homophobia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"A sorrowful education in diving history and technique, in the psychology of the adventurer, and in the dominion of death."
Experienced sport diver and publisher Chowdhury (Immersed magazine) chronicles the accidental deaths of a father-son diving team. Read full book review >

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THE BUTTERFLY CABINET by Bernie McGill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"An emotionally bracing, refreshingly intelligent and ultimately heartbreaking story."
Like an Irish Upstairs Downstairs but much darker, McGill's first novel examines the events surrounding a child's death in 1892 from the point of view of both her aristocratic mother and a young housemaid. Read full book review >

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CHAMPIONS by Bill Littlefield
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Reading list; index. (Biography. 11-14)"
A penetrating study of five men and five women who provide ``images of excellence,'' both in and out of the spotlight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

"A garrulous handyman chronicle of a ubiquitous corporation, this text is constructed of plain pine, without a coat of writer's varnish, by a couple of guys in orange aprons. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A pair of hardware merchandising buddies chat about how they built one of the most successful big-box retailers ever. Read full book review >

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CALL ME OKLAHOMA! by Miriam Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Though it's not quite as layered as some other beginning chapter books, young readers who are searching for their own selves will certainly appreciate this new heroine. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Nine-year-old Paige Turner is tired of being timid—but she needs a new name to go with her new identity. Read full book review >

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BOX TOP DREAMS by Miriam Glassman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The school scenes are particularly strong and dead-on relevant to readers' concerns. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A sympathetically written growing-up novel with a likable heroine, Ariadne, whose fifth-grade year is fraught with changes. Read full book review >

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SONG FOR A SHADOW by Bernie MacKinnon
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"He is, and that sucks cuz she's a cool lady''), this young man's appreciation for the things his new friends and family take for granted is expressed with sympathy and understanding. (Fiction. 14-17)"
With his mother in a psychiatric hospital again and his ever-absent father, rock-star Danny ``Spider'' Webb, out on a hugely successful comeback tour, 18-year-old Aaron makes a break: he pushes his car over a cliff and thumbs his anonymous way toward Canada, ending up in Fox Hill, Maine, working in Jerry Ferguson's grocery. Read full book review >

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MURDER TAKES TWO by Bernie Lee
Released: May 31, 1992

"Underplotted, unmysterious, and—except for Pat and Tony's relentless Oregon cheerleading—utterly unremarkable."
Off to London to direct a series of TV commercials for Thomas Baking Company, would-be adorables Pat and Tony Pratt (Murder at Musket Beach, Murder Without Reservation) watch as the mudslinging among their co-workers gets more and more uninhibited—Thomas marketing director Chet Norris carps endlessly about peerless Paul Taylor's voice-overs; advertising agent Gary Bonham insists that Norris has been threatening to bolt Bonham's agency unless he gets a kickback; Taylor demands that Bonham keep Deborah Thomas, the president's daughter he's just taken to bed, out of the whole mess- -until Pat opens a sound-stage door and Bonham's body tumbles out. Read full book review >

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RIDE LIKE THE WIND by Bernie Fuchs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"An engaging depiction of a unique slice of American frontier history. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Having just embarked on his leg of the Pony Express, young rider Johnny Free is pursued by Paiute Indians and eventually rescued by his loyal horse in this compelling tale set in the Nevada desert. Read full book review >