Search Results: "Mirabai Bush"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Occasionally repetitive and simplistic but nonetheless a warmhearted and genuinely inspiring introduction to compassion as a way of life."
The freewheeling author of the pop spiritual classic Be Here Now teams with fellow Hindu devotee Bush to guide inexperienced Americans on to the path of compassionate action—offering his own spiritual autobiography as testimony to the transforming power of love and social action. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARAVAN OF NO DESPAIR by Mirabai Starr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Difficult reading at times, but the sometimes-scattershot nature of the book fits the chaotic nature of the author's grief."
A memoir about writing through a devastating loss. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN MCFADDEN AND THE ROBOT BABYSITTER by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Order is restored in the nick of time; readers will share Benjamin's relief that the returning parents never suspect the chaos that reigned moments before. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a futuristic tale from Bush (Three at Sea, 1994, etc.), Benjamin's parents go out for a night on the rings of Saturn, leaving him in the care of Babysitter, a robot who is preprogrammed for bedtime at 8:00, with no cookies, no milk, and no sense of humor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINUS TIME by Catherine Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A slightly surreal collage of often remarkable images and sensitively drawn characters that doesn't quite cohere—but that Bush is a talent to watch is without doubt."
Patchy yet captivating first novel about familial fractures- -with an unusual conceit. Read full book review >

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HOUSEBOAT WARS by Charles Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE

"The attorney protagonist getting caught up in more melodrama than lawyering makes for an unusual but convincing tale."
In this thriller, a houseboat community's legal case against developers in 1977 California culminates in murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Bush's refreshing take on this classic rhyme only enhances its timeless endurance and is a wonderful way to introduce a true favorite to the next generation of little bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Using only his vibrant illustrations, Bush creatively transforms the familiar rhyme about an active bear's day into a full-out adventure. Read full book review >

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JAMES IN THE HOUSE OF AUNT PRUDENCE by Timothy Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A promising debut, with engagingly offbeat, childlike humor and a sure hand with the lively art. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young guest in the home of an elderly relative, wreaking havoc that's actually caused by animals that come alive from her precious artifacts, isn't new; still, Bush develops the idea imaginatively, with energetic drafting and a comic spirit that pleasantly recall the art of David Small. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE IN TIME by Penelope Bush
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"Immensely satisfying for readers just realizing the power to make their own choices. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Alice is aware that everything has been going downhill since her younger brother was born, her mother suffered from severe postpartum depression, her grandmother died and her father left. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Catherine Bush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Despite the operatic premise, Bush expertly shapes a compelling story of love and love lost in the era of Bosnia and Rwanda."
In her commanding, at times riveting, second novel, Bush (Minus Time, 1993) explores the ageless duels of love and war among scarred souls living in contemporary Toronto and London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR GREAT BIG BACKYARD by Laura Bush
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Produced to celebrate the National Park Service's upcoming centenary, a breezy invitation to prospective travelers to 'get out there!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A family road trip through several national parks transforms young Jane's feelings about missing out on a summer of online fun with her friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Overall, a sensible if staid survey; its strength is in its breadth. (notes, glossary, bibliography, index [not seen]) (Collective biography. 12 & up)"
This collective biography profiles 26 women aviators from 1910 up to today. Read full book review >