Search Results: "Bernie Krause"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2012

"An imaginative introduction to a new dimension of the natural world."
Krause (Wild Soundscapes: Discovering the Voice of the Natural World, 2002, etc.) chronicles his experiences with "[n]atural soundscapes…the voices of whole ecological systems." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

RAISING YODER'S BARN by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The details of barn construction are passed over, but the central place a barn occupies on an Amish farm is clearly established. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A celebration of the Amish spirit of community summoned for a one-day barn raising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Dear Daughter by Bernie Donnelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2016

"An account of a compelling man whose life story merits a longer, more in-depth telling."
This debut work of "creative nonfiction" relates an Irish entrepreneur's tumultuous professional and personal life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1992

"Takes on tough problems and answers difficult-to-ask questions: comprehensive, forthright, and reassuring."
The old performance model is out, replaced by a new model of sex that emphasizes ``pleasure, closeness, and self- and partner- enhancement''—or so says Oakland therapist Zilbergeld (The Shrinking of America, 1983, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 1992

A solid and thorough history of the Homestead Strike of 1892, in which a powerful steelworkers' union was destroyed in a lockout and protracted struggle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1998

"One of the best ways to change," announces Siegel, "is to act as if you are the person you want to become." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Three-Word Wisdom by Joy Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Two authors with disparate life experiences offer similar spiritual guidance and wisdom in this effective book."
Student and teacher join forces to share personal stories with the intention that others may rediscover the spiritual significance of everyday events. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NICK AND THE NASTY KNIGHT by Ute Krause
by Ute Krause, illustrated by Ute Krause, translated by Ute Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A nicely etched story of doing the right thing in a trying world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Nick outfoxes a greedy knight as well as a company of thieves to rescue his oppressed medieval village. Read full book review >

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OSCAR AND THE VERY HUNGRY DRAGON by Ute Krause
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Packed with wit that never descends into camp and illustrated with verve and style in ink-and-watercolor cartoons, Krause's substantial, self-translated fractured fairy tale delights on every level. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A terrifying beast meets its match in a resourceful boy. Read full book review >