Search Results: "Siân Busby"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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LUCIE AUBRAC by Siân Rees
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2016

"A refreshing addition to World War II literature."
This biography illuminates for an English-speaking audience the lives of Lucie and Raymond Aubrac, heroes of the French Resistance of World War II. Read full book review >

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SECOND CHANCE by Siân James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2001

"Schlock with a lilting accent is still schlock."
A contrived, overplotted romance from Welsh novelist James (Two Loves, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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TWO LOVES by Siân James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Literate, readable, engrossing: James's portrayal of male vice and female vanity has an old-fashioned tempo but is thoroughly modern in its construction—and utterly convincing in its venom."
A rich and witty portrait of a widow enmeshed in the tangles of her late husband's professional and personal legacies, by Welsh novelist James (Storm at Arbeth, 1997). 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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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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STORM AT ARBERTH by Siân James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 1997

"An all-too-symbolic approaching storm overhangs an otherwise crisply told story that unwisely ends in a virtual orgy of renunciation and compassionate understanding, placing this curious fiction somewhere between Iris Murdoch and Search for Tomorrow."
Storm At Arberth ($14.95 paperback original; Apr. 3, 1997; 176 pp.; 1-85411-111-6): An initially involving but eventually turgid short novel by an award-winning Welsh writer. 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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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 >