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

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

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

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

PICTURE PUZZLER by Kathleen Westray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Thoughtful commentary and intelligent sequencing make this a lucid and beautifully designed book that will be useful for assignments but will also be enjoyed simply for its presentation. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Westray (A Color Sampler, 1993, ALA Notable) creates 26 artfully rendered optical illusions in an attractive array of subtly muted colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A precious but good-humored recasting of the classic fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Wandering considerably afield from the original, Bart changes the mice to teddy bears, removes most of the danger, and adds a more felicitous ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORN FOR ADVENTURE by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Karr's story has plenty of humor and gives readers a front-row seat in one of Stanley's thrilling yet perilous expeditions. (author note) (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Karr's latest is a fictionalized account of Henry Morton Stanley's Expedition for the Relief of Emin Pasha of 1887. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORTUNE’S FOOL by Kathleen Karr
ADVENTURE
Released: May 13, 2008

"Fortune at least seems to be smiling on him at the end, and his distinct narrative voice and sturdy optimism will put readers solidly on his side. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Wearied of whippings and scorn, a young Fool escapes his overlord and sets out in search of a more congenial employer in this robust 14th-century tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Absorbing and unwaveringly suspenseful. (Fantasy. YA)"
Thrumming with dense, meaningful tension from first page to last, this middle installment in the Resurrection of Magic trilogy follows the two plotlines established in the first volume, Skin Hunger (2007), through despair, oppression and rare moments of hope. Read full book review >