Search Results: "Ann Dowsett Johnston"


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DRINK by Ann Dowsett Johnston
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A compelling sociological study and memoir."
Award-winning Canadian journalist Johnston expands on her 14-part Toronto Star series on women and alcohol. Read full book review >

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Living Peacefully with Chronic Pain by Elizabeth Ann Johnston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2011

"Far from comprehensive, but a thoughtful, well-balanced exploration of the author's experience with chronic pain."
Part memoir, part self-help guide, geared toward sufferers of chronic pain. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE
by Leila Roy

I didn’t used to overthink my choices quite so much. Then someone made what I’ve always been told is a very important choice for me, and now I tend to overthink everything else.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear, by E. K. Johnston

It’s the beginning of Hermione Winters’ senior year in high school, and she and her best friend ...


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THE PADAWAN THAT GOT AWAY
by Thea James

I love Star Wars.

Like many science fiction fans, I grew up enamored of Jedi and The Force. As a kid, I religiously watched the original trilogy with my family (we are a family of re-watchers). As a teen, I bought into the prequel trilogy: I braved the lines for each film premier showing, collected the video games, the Pepsi ...


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BOOK REVIEW

’80 by Whit Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Clear candid shots that suck you in."
Charming short debut about a girl photog in Manhattan in 1980 and the scenes she covers. Read full book review >

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TRUE NORTH by Fred Johnston
Released: March 19, 1998

"The —bungled life— of Howard's troubled lexicographer makes for an entertaining poem—compensating for its lack of narrative drive with simple psychic truths."
The author of three previous books of poetry and a study of Irish writing, this Alfred University professor turns to Ireland again as the scene for this verse novella, a long psychological portrait of its narrator, a middle-aged American lexicographer who heads to Ireland during WW II in order to sort out his recent divorce. Read full book review >

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THE CIRCLE BROKEN by Richard Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2010

"An entertaining, informative account of the beginnings of European settlement in North America."
New novel by retired education professor Johnston explores the competing claims of love, commerce and religion in 17th-century Canada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1997

"Still, a frightening look into what happens when pop psychology is mistaken for therapy, and when the dubious fruits of that therapy are mistaken for truth. (Author tour)"
An utterly captivating story of wine, wealth, and a family destroyed by accusations of incest. Read full book review >

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HUMAN AMUSEMENTS by Wayne Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2004

"A bit overlong, but, still, another beguiling display of the varied wares of one of the most entertaining and likable of contemporary writers."
A comic coming-of-age story with a pronounced sting in its tail: the Canadian author's fourth novel, first published in 1994 immediately preceding his international success,The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. Read full book review >

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THE COLONY OF UNREQUITED DREAMS by Wayne Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"As absorbing as fiction can be—and a marvelous introduction to the work of one of our continent's best writers."
The subject of this immensely satisfying neo-Victorian (its Canadian author's fifth novel and first to appear here) is the province of Newfoundland, whose complex political history is incarnated in memorable human form. Read full book review >

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SKELETON BLUES by Paul Johnston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"The plot, which is even more labyrinthine than usual, will challenge the ingenuity, not to say the memory, of the staunchest readers. But Johnston's nightmarish Edinburgh is so densely imagined that it'll linger in the memory long after the plot is forgotten."
Beneath the skin of Johnston's seventh dystopian whodunit is the threat of a revolution so virulent it could bring the whole series to an end. Read full book review >

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BALTIMORE'S MANSION by Wayne Johnston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2000

"Johnston is a master of understatement wringing honest nostalgic emotion from simple declarative sentences. Here he offers a rich display of the rhetorical skills and heartfelt cultural recall that make his novels so enchanting and rewarding."
A beguiling combination of family history and autobiography, this first nonfiction work from Ontario novelist Johnston (The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, 1999) forms a revealing appendage to his own fictional works. Read full book review >