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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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THE STRANGER GAME by Cylin Busby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"An unusual, captivating mystery. (Mystery. 12-17)"
Nico was the last person to see her cheerleader sister, Sarah, before she went missing four years ago at the age of 15. 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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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 >