Books by Alistair MacLeod

ISLAND by Alistair MacLeod
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A masterful evocation of a displaced people caught between past and present."
Like the poignant lament of a Scottish piper, this first collection by the acclaimed Canadian writer (No Great Mischief, p. 410) details the bittersweet lives of the Highlanders and their descendants who settled on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island. Read full book review >
NO GREAT MISCHIEF by Alistair MacLeod
Released: May 1, 2000

"If all of MacLeod's debut operated at this level of intuition and eloquence, the novel would be a masterpiece. As it stands, it confirms his reputation as one of Canada's most sensitive and stylish writers of fiction."
There are many beautiful moments in this limpid and haunting novel, the first full-length fiction from the Canadian author of two highly praised story collections: The Salt Gift of Blood (1998, not reviewed) and the paperback As Birds Bring Forth the Sun (1996). Read full book review >