Search Results: "Doc McKay Jr."


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 10, 2012

"Deeply felt, humane, with every emotion and insight well-earned, this is a thick, rich, satisfying novel that deserves a wide audience."
McKay's adventure tale set in two timelines—present day and the 16th century—explores the complex fears and hopes that arise when very different cultures confront each other. Read full book review >

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CARAVAN by Jr. McKay
by Jr. McKay, illustrated by Darryl Ligasan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author's note includes geographic information and also acts as a glossary. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Jura is one of the nomadic Kirghiz people of Afghanistan, preparing for the first time to accompany his father on a caravan across the Hindu Kush mountains for supplies. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY HOME by Jr. McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

This enormously touching book from McKay (Caravan, 1995) tells the story of Mai and her mother's journey to Vietnam in search of the mother's birth family. Read full book review >

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Dissecting the Bible by Doc Skeptic
Released: Dec. 20, 2012

"Skeptic exorcises his conservative Christian upbringing by matching literal Scripture to medical fact in this intriguing work."
In his debut, a physician raised in a conservative Christian sect writes about his discovery that biblical literalism and scientific fact aren't compatible. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"Though not written specifically for teenage boys, it would make a great gift for a too-cool-for-school kid."
The founder of the nonprofit organization Wine to Water gives a highly personal account of how he came to that mission and of the work that it is doing today. Read full book review >

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THE FARM by Emily  McKay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"Nothing new here. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
After six months on a Farm where teens are raised to feed the vampire-mutant Ticks, Lily has a plan to escape with her autistic twin sister, Mel. Read full book review >

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CADDY EVER AFTER by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Caddy, the would-be bride, makes a late appearance, but by then, unbeknownst to her, her fate has been pretty well sealed in an extremely satisfying and comical ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovers of McKay's other offerings about the irrepressibly wacky and loving Casson family won't be disappointed by this latest installment. Read full book review >

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DOLPHIN LUCK by Hilary McKay
Released: May 1, 1999

"Ultimately, the book gains momentum, becomes enjoyably outrageous, and culminates in an amusing, gratifying ending. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Four eccentric but gallant children get into an amazing amount of trouble in this madcap comedy from McKay (The Amber Cat, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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SAFFY’S ANGEL by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"While not as distinctive as The Exiles and Dog Friday, this is nevertheless an enjoyable outing characterized by a spirit of warmth and humor. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When Saffron is eight, she finds out that she was adopted at age three, after her mother—her adoptive mother's sister—died in a car accident in Italy. Read full book review >

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THE EXILES by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A delightful debut. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When their dad unexpectedly inherits five thousand pounds, the sisters assume they'll all share; they're horrified when, instead, they're sent to ``Big Grandma'' in England's Lake District while their house is renovated. Read full book review >

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FALLOW'S FIELD by Dennis McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"A well-tilled field."
A young farmer must grow beyond the difficult, tragic childhood that hardened him. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Solid reportage though without much flair; one wishes Christopher Hitchens were still around to bring these revelations to life. Still, the book is a must for politics junkies."
BuzzFeed political writer Coppins turns in a resounding study of the "clash of egos and personalities" that is the Republican primary scramble. Read full book review >