Search Results: "Mary Catherine Bateson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 22, 1994

"But because the thinking rambles and the examples seem random, the book lacks the weight it needs to persuade or inspire."
Bateson sets out to show that ``most of learning occurs outside the settings labeled as educational'' and that ``living and learning are everywhere founded on an improvisational base.'' Bateson (Anthropology and English/George Mason Univ.; Composing a Life, 1989, etc.) brings the reader along on a winding journey through different cultures to look at the process of learning as a spontaneous, nonlinear endeavor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Her study of shifting human patterns is fit for a new millennium."
The daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson celebrates our new life of variety and choice among the strange relatives and familiar strangers with whom we live. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2010

"Occasionally smug, but attentive and well-composed."
The author of Composing a Life (1991) urges older readers to use their wisdom and energy to shape a further meaningful life and to engage with and contribute to society. Read full book review >

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MAGENTA MCPHEE by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"A believable, satisfying read. (Fiction. 9-13)"
On the edge of adolescence, Magenta McPhee spends a lot of time thinking about love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING BEE by Catherine Bateson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"These add depth and particularity to this satisfying description of an increasingly familiar situation. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Although Bee thinks her father and her two guinea pigs make a perfect family, she can see that her father's new girlfriend, Jazzi, is on her way to becoming a stepmother, moving in and even introducing Bee to her mentally ill brother. Read full book review >

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STRANDED IN BORINGSVILLE by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"For Rain, Boringsville is simply a state of mind. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What's worse than your parents separating and your workaholic father moving in with his self-centered girlfriend? Read full book review >

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THE BOYFRIEND RULES OF GOOD BEHAVIOR by Catherine Bateson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A tender-hearted view of maturation from a blossoming young girl's perspective. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Millie Childes will experience an awful lot of change in the upcoming school year when her single mom takes a new job in a new town. Read full book review >

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OLEANDER by Catherine Mary Sabala
Released: Nov. 30, 2011

"A light collection of poetry that skillfully plays with language."
A stark, succinct collection of honest poetry. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF A CORONER by John  Bateson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A fascinating and wildly informative dive into the mysterious world of death and decay."
Grisly true-life cases from the longtime career of a veteran coroner. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

SOLOMON CROCODILE by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"Light and entertaining fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Solomon Crocodile annoys and irritates the other creatures in the swamp. Read full book review >