Search Results: "Cylin Busby"


BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Should have enormous appeal. (Anthology. YA)"
The bonbon factor is high in this collection of splendid YA authors writing about the inexhaustible subject of kissing. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR WE DISAPPEARED by Cylin Busby
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The implications of governmental corruption go unnoted, including the official response to the shooting itself—protecting the family with taxpayer-funded firearms and police surveillance, rather than institutional reform. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
In 1979, John Busby, a Falmouth, Mass., cop was shot in the face while driving to work. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER GAME by Cylin Busby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An unusual, captivating mystery. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Nico was the last person to see her cheerleader sister, Sarah, before she went missing four years ago at the age of 15. Read full book review >

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BLINK ONCE by Cylin Busby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"This outing is a marked departure from Busby's Date Him or Dump Him series; the twists and turns of West's relationship with Olivia provide a cloudier and more satisfying kind of suspense. (Thriller. 12-17)"
A medical thriller offers a twist that will have readers questioning reality alongside its narrator. Read full book review >

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THE NINE LIVES OF JACOB TIBBS by Cylin Busby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"An absorbing historical coming-of-age adventure supported by deeper themes of grief, despair, and determination. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A ship's cat relates his adventures at sea in this middle-grade novel set in the 1840s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"A minor but welcome addition to the literature of the Johnson White House."
Lyndon Johnson's speechwriter and sounding-board Busby offers insight into the blustery Texan's personality, politics, and work habits. Read full book review >

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FORT BENNING BLUES by Mark Busby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"First-timer Busby has a point to make about the effect of this unwinnable war on those who didn't serve, but it doesn't exactly make for a compelling story."
A young man contemplates his own mortality—and the Vietnam War—from a very safe distance. Read full book review >

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THE SINGULARITY PROJECT by F.M. Busby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Agreeably constructed and set forth—unfortunate, then, that the overall effect is uninvolving and as flat as yesterday's beer."
Hardcover debut for a veteran of the paperback shelves: a near-future light comedy-intrigue about the construction of an instantaneous transport device. Read full book review >

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WINTER by Child's Play
by Child's Play, illustrated by Ailie Busby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An arbitrary listing of activities loosely connected by the concept of seasons, the book may be too wordy for toddlers and doesn't provide enough substance to engage preschoolers. (Board book. 2-3)"
A multiethnic cast of characters is shown cheerfully engaged in seasonal activities. Read full book review >

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A COMMONPLACE KILLING by Siân Busby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A moody gem of a novel that gives moving testament to the exemplary talent that is Busby's lasting legacy."
A murder investigation centering on postwar London brings together two very different people in Busby's last novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 11, 2003

"Two pages of back matter provide a chronology, select glossary, bibliography (which includes books for younger and older readers as well as Web sites), picture credits, and index. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A lavishly illustrated picture book joins archival material, diagrams, and original paintings to tell the story of how the Wright brothers invented the airplane. Read full book review >

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DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Pat Thomson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Destined to be a story-time favorite, this is the most engaging rendition of the tale since Jack Kent's 1971 classic. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
This fresh version of "Fat Cat" features lots of rhyming words and an infectious chorus. Read full book review >