Search Results: "David McKay"


BOOK REVIEW

WAR AND TURPENTINE by Stefan Hertmans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Hertmans provides a richly detailed excavation of a life and a thoughtful exploration of familial memory. Not easy, but worth the effort."
Flemish author Hertmans' latest offers a grandson's often haunting reconstruction of his grandfather's life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Despite the cuteness, though, a user-friendly guide to the nuts and bolts of genetic engineering."
Australian geneticist Walker and microbiologist McKay offer a simple guide to the exciting field of genetic engineering. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fine account, for WWII and outdoor adventure buffs alike."
Engaging biography of one of the US Army's most celebrated WWII units. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGIN CURE by Ami McKay
Released: June 26, 2012

"Very low-key, but rewarding for patient readers."
On the lawless streets of the 19th-century Lower East Side, a 12-year-old girl's choices seem limited to servitude or prostitution. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Despite some workshop arty bits, a first novel that glimmers with wit and heart."
The tale of a twisted saint, a woman so possessed by philosophy and so desperate to experience ``the infinite possibilities in all things'' that she enters a metaphysical wonderland she can't escape—a finely wrought cautionary fable about trying to satisfy the yearning of the soul by intellect alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDEAD by Kirsty McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Blood spurts; entrails drag; body parts shed; hearts (living ones) throb—it's all good, gory, formulaic fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
There's no better place to begin the zombie apocalypse: a Scottish roadside convenience stop called the Cheery Chomper. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES IN LOVE by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"His invasion of the Conroy home will be as memorable for readers as it is for the sisters, and in the second half, when he is kept mostly offstage, no one will lack compassion for poor Rachel. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This third book about the irrepressible Conroy sisters (The Exiles at Home, 1994, etc.) takes them on a vacation to France with Big Grandma, who renews her acquaintance with a married male friend. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MCKAY by Jim McKay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"A pleasant walk down memory lane with a genuinely decent man. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
Broadcaster McKay tells his story in a voice grown familiar from 30 years of ABC's Wide World of Sports and 11 Olympic Games: unfailingly charming, friendly, noncombative. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2005

"An appealing read for Dragnet fans and anthropology buffs."
Jenkins (English/Univ. of Delaware; The Last Ridge, 2003, etc.) delivers another thrilling tale of death and tragedy in the snow-covered outdoors. Read full book review >

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THE BIRTH HOUSE by Ami McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"This unclassifiable debut was a bestseller in Canada, helped no doubt by its challenging vision of old-fashioned midwives as feminist pioneers."
Men may be dogs and romance a joke, but for two country midwives in early-20th-century Canada, there's always the joy of "catching" babies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2011

"Wholesome take on a toxic subject."
An alarming view of the storm of synthetic chemicals sweeping into our homes, workplaces, retail shelves and, inevitably, our bodies. Read full book review >

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UNFED by Kirsty McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A gleefully revolting romp, it ends on a cliffhanger; here's hoping it'll be resolved soon. (Horror. 14 & up)"
The undead are shambling all over Scotland in this bitingly funny sequel to Undead (2012). Read full book review >