Search Results: "Gerard Macdonald"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRISONER'S WIFE by Gerard Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though this is McDonald's first adult novel, it boasts the assurance and authority of a veteran spymaster, making us feel like we've been reading this author for years."
Living in Paris in 2004, former CIA spy Shawn Maguire accepts a freelance job to find an Iranian named Darius Osmani. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"Published in conjunction with the UN Conference on Environment and Development, Piel's scenario depends on much human goodwill and longer-range self-interest—and wouldn't that be nice?"
Saturated with facts but consistently engaging and readable, Piel's prescription for global salvation marshals history, anthropology, economics, and ecology to demonstrate the measures necessary to create an equitable and sustainable economy—one that's capable of absorbing a final doubling of the world's human population. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG IRELANDERS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Gemlike stories that focus on contemporary issues in Ireland."
Donovan (Sunless, 2007, etc.) provides quiet stories of place and displacement, of relationships and disruption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. MORTIMER AND THE ALDGATE MYSTERY by Gerard Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2001

"Here, the good doctor attends young Lavinia Nancarrow only to discover that her influenza is less threatening than the sinister guardian who, in the best tradition of 'The Copper Beeches' and 'The Greek Interpreter,' is keeping her imprisoned in an Aldgate house."
Through a chronological accident worthy of Dr. Watson, this inaugural adventure of Dr. James Mortimer, the physician whose main claim to fame before this year was leaving a cane behind in Sherlock Holmes's rooms in The Hound of the Baskervilles, has already been preceded by his second (Dr. Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery, p. 299). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOPENHAUER’S TELESCOPE by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Overconstructed but intermittently superb: an ambitious if flawed debut from a promising writer."
Two men, one digging a hole, the other watching and talking, lay out the history of man's cruelty to man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNSHINE STATE by Sarah Gerard
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 11, 2017

"An intimate journey reveals a Florida few visitors would ever discover."
Decidedly odd characters emerge in eight autobiographical essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUGBY WARRIOR by Gerard Siggins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"A light and enjoyable story to introduce young American readers to the game. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Siggins follows Rugby Spirit (2012) with a companion novel about 13-year-old Eoin Madden, two ghosts, teammate rivalry and the love of the game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUBLIN DEAD by Gerard O'Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Slow to gather momentum, with much checking of airline schedules. But the final bloody payoff is deeply satisfying."
The deaths of an Irish drug lord who was murdered in Spain and an Irish estate agent who jumped off Bristol's storied Clifton Bridge turn out to have close and unholy connections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNLESS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A lyrically depressing vision of things to come."
Donovan (Julius Winsome, 2006, etc.) imagines a drugged-up dystopia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A pertinent work of history and journalism. As armies again march in the Middle East, these communities are at new risk."
Rare glimpses inside isolated pockets of ancient settlements in the Middle East, revealing fragile yet tenacious religions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN TRANSIT by Kathleen Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2011

"A stylistically clunky debut, with bare-bones plotting whose alleged surprises even moderately savvy readers will anticipate throughout."
The story of an NYPD transit cop's biggest mistake. Read full book review >