Search Results: "Bruce G. Bentley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PARENTS' AND EDUCATORS' MANUAL OF TEEENAGE by Bruce G. Bentley
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"An insightful book to help parents and educators become smart, sensitive and strong caregivers."
A longtime social worker offers advice on raising adolescents in his debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Revealing and well-written."
A meticulous account of the building of one of the largest American-made yachts since the Gilded Age. Read full book review >

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THE PROVING GROUND by G. Bruce Knecht
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2001

"While the disaster makes for some spellbinding reading, Knecht's treatment of what prompted the sailors to take to the seas not only falls short, it falls prey to their macho swagger: 'Such is love,' he quips of their mortally reckless behavior. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
An account of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race debacle, this one focusing on three of the participants, from Wall Street Journal correspondent Knecht. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2006

"An exciting, cautionary tale of overfishing."
The high seas are still as wild as any frontier town, Wall Street Journal writer Knecht (The Proving Ground, 2001) demonstrates in his story about a pursuit through the unpredictable waters of the Southern Ocean. Read full book review >

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SAMSON by Tadgh Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Young readers will be hooked. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A piranha who dreams of dining in the finest restaurants? Not your usual fish tale! Read full book review >

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LITTLE PENGUIN AND THE LOLLIPOP by Tadgh Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A worthy and attractive story of going the extra yard to say you are sorry. Earplugs not included. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of a mistake—really, an honest mistake—and how to make amends, which includes read-aloud scream-alongs. Three of them. Read full book review >

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WHERE IS BEAR? by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"An inventive twist on the familiar lost-teddy story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young tot is trying to find Bear before bedtime. Read full book review >

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER by James Bentley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 1992

"An admirable if flawed addition, then, to Schweitzer studies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Bentley (Martin Niemoller, 1984), a former Anglican priest, makes use here of hitherto unpublished material in the Albert Schweitzer Archive in Alsace to paint a disquieting portrait of a very puzzling man. Read full book review >

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THE CROSS by B.R. Bentley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 26, 2014

"A fast-paced thriller that's difficult to put down."
Multilayered mystery inspired by actual events. Read full book review >

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SUMMER STALK by Bentley Lyon
Released: Dec. 9, 1992

"Still, an improvement over the the author's first, White Crow."
The forest fire that killed ranger Heath Murphy may have been intentionally set, but there's no proof, which weighs heavily on Heath's older brother Gene, an L.A. cop who takes a leave from the force to investigate. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BIG by Jonathan Bentley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A sweet book that needs a little more oomph to make it a big hit. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little one tries to imagine himself big in this picture-book treatment of sibling dynamics. Read full book review >