Search Results: "Kathleen A. Brehony"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 1996

"A relatively challenging exploration of the aspects of change at midlife, including spiritual and physical growth."
A short course in Jungian psychology aimed at the Baby Boomer, wherein Jung's basic tenets are embellished with Sufi thought, familiar Buddhist parables, and reflections from Teilhard de Chardin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"Sure to become a classic treatment of suffering."
Psychologist Brehony (Ordinary Grace, 1999, etc.) turns her attention to suffering, grief, and wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 1999

"A restorative tonic, more than mere chicken soup for the soul—because it may well inspire readers to go out and do something good for somebody."
A heartening inquiry into why ordinary folks routinely go the second mile for others, by clinical psychologist Brehony (Awakening at Midlife: Realizing Your Potential for Growth and Change, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Krazy Kathleen by William Tellem
Released: Feb. 10, 2016

"A lighthearted ode to books featuring eye-catching, funny pictures of an eccentric character."
A children's librarian who keeps everything in seemingly random piles teaches local residents a lesson in this tale by Tellem (Zen the Zebra, 2015, etc.), featuring illustrations by Coules. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"Lucid, sincere and comprehensive, if somewhat too familiar."
Motivational speaker, founder and CEO of Alter Your Life, Hall draws on her personal search for happiness and balance to in this self-help guide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FISHING SURPRISE by Rae A. McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A gentle lesson that nature always provides if we are gracious enough to accept what she offers. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In this delightfully simple offering, a boy and a girl spend the day fishing, hoping to catch some fish to fry for supper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATHLEEN, PLEASE COME HOME by Scott O'Dell
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"Of course this sort of material has an enduring fascination for daydreaming stay-at-homes."
The diary of a runaway girl, whose dismal experiences are attributed largely to "going along" with a bad companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Those who crave innovation should look elsewhere, but Raine's work will please readers with more conservative tastes."
Quiet strength and humility infuse the oeuvre of this British nonagenarian, whose first book of verse appeared in 1943—although this volume really should have been called "selected," as the poet has chosen to exclude many poems from the books that comprise it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 14, 2000

"Intriguing and fact-filled study of the history and future of parenting."
A unique approach to gender and parenting roles uses scientific studies to evaluate the value of the mother as primary caregiver. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TED POSTON by Kathleen A. Hauke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A gem of a book on a remarkable person—and his age. (24 b&w photos, not seen)"
Reading Ted Poston's life story is akin to reading several small chapters in American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COLOR SAMPLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Solid, useful information in attractive format. (Nonfiction. 6-8)"
A straightforward explication of color basics, telling how primary colors are mixed to make secondary and intermediate colors; how other hues are created, including the darkening, lightening, and muting effects of black and white; and how pattern and juxtaposition change the eye's response and create optical illusions. Read full book review >