Search Results: "Colleen Morton Busch"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 11, 2011

"The awareness of the firefighter, the mindfulness of the monk, the principles of fire and the spirit of Zen come together in a well-told story about the effort required and the lessons learned from paying close attention."
A former Yoga Journal senior editor's account of five Zen practitioners turned firefighters who saved a beloved California monastery. Read full book review >

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COLLEEN DEWHURST by Colleen Dewhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"A moving human document as well as a fine theater autobiography."
From the great New York stage actress (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF FREDERICK BUSCH by Frederick Busch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Well-chosen and broadly representative: an ideal introduction to Busch for those new to him and a welcome anthology for those who already know his work."
Sterling collection of short fiction by a late master (1941-2006) of the short story form. Read full book review >

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HOW JELLY ROLL MORTON INVENTED JAZZ by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"Morton's seminal role in jazz deserves both celebration and elucidation; this disjointed treatment mainly accomplishes the former. (author's note, recommended listening, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Winter offers a speculative look at the life and musical career of jazz innovator Jelly Roll Morton. Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN IN THE WOODS by Frederick Busch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"This fondness for their foibles deteriorates, out of habit, into teddy-bear fables about pain."
Unlike novelists who use the short-story as a sketchpad for longer works, or as a completely different formal challenge, Busch tends to freeze-dry his novels into stories' smaller spaces, keeping the same domestic point of view and eschewing too-sharp drama. Read full book review >

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LONG WAY FROM HOME by Frederick Busch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 1993

"At his best, Busch seems to press for new ways to register characters, their language, and their relationships—but his best shines out only fitfully in this murkily conceived fable."
Responding to a magazine ad that may have been placed by her biological mother, Sarah Barrett abandons her Bucks County family and runs slowly to disaster—in this sedate, ruminative thriller from Busch (Closing Arguments, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE INCIDENTAL STEWARD by Akiko Busch
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2013

"Sure to inform and delight nature lovers."
Essayist and former Metropolis contributing editor Busch (Patience: Taking Time in an Age of Acceleration, 2010, etc.) shows how ordinary people can play an important role in protecting the natural environment simply by "paying attention" to the creatures around us. Read full book review >

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DUST TO DUST by Benjamin Busch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Competently written, though weighed down by a narrative more tenuous than tangible."
One man's philosophical explorations into the trials of childhood, adulthood and the Marine Corps. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO A FICTION WRITER by Frederick Busch
Released: June 1, 1999

"Busch's collection embodies good writing."
Prominent writers of fiction dispense copious, often conflicting, and largely entertaining advice to beginners and sundry others who feel called to publish short stories and novels. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Writing and reading are reunited by an author who, in these essays, shows himself to be a sharp reader, too."
A prolific author's animated ruminations on the risks and rewards of writing. Read full book review >

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GIRLS by Frederick Busch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1997

"An impressive demonstration of Busch's continuing mastery of realistic narrative."
A complex and disturbing vision of the world as a place filled with danger powers this fascinating novel, another blistering drama of family relations from one of our most productive and passionately serious writers. Read full book review >

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RESCUE MISSIONS by Frederick Busch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"These stories reaffirm Busch's familiar vision of good deeds counting for little in a dangerous world."
The missions of the title give a thematic unity to this dark collection of 15 stories from Busch (North, 2005, etc.), who died last February. Read full book review >