Search Results: "Graham McNamee"


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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

Those who love dogs, relish humor, and understand not fitting in will adore McNamee's (Hate You, 1999) novel about fourth graders Keath (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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HATE YOU by Graham McNamee
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1999

"Some of the plotlines remain sketchy, but Alice is a terrific character, one whom readers will follow willingly through moments light and dark. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In this bitterly funny debut, a teenager turns the "Frankenstein voice" that is the legacy of her father's brutality from a liability into an asset. Read full book review >

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ACCELERATION by Graham McNamee
FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"Though readers may wonder why Duncan fails to consider certain obvious points along the way, this is a well-written, read-it-in-one-gulp thriller. (Fiction. 12+)"
Seventeen-year-old Duncan hates his summer job in the lost-and-found department of the Toronto Transit Commission. Read full book review >

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DEFENDER by Graham McNamee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Tense, fast-moving, and atmospheric. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Finding a long-dead body in the basement of her run-down Toronto apartment building sends Tyne searching for uncomfortable truths. Read full book review >

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BEYOND by Graham McNamee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"As in Acceleration (2003) and Bonechiller (2008), McNamee delivers another taut, spine-tingling page turner. A return to the true ghost story without any supernatural romance to ruin it. (Ghost story. 13 & up)"
Jane's shadow having its own spirit is odd enough. Now it has a death wish. Read full book review >

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SPARKS by Graham McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"This sweet story sparkles with wit and warmth. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Todd Foster's fifth-grade classmates call him a range of insulting nicknames from Gump (after Forrest Gump) to Retardo. Read full book review >

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BONECHILLER by Graham McNamee
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Read this intense horror story in big gulps, and don't forget to breathe. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Harvest Cove is too small even to be a dot on the map, tucked away as it is in Canada's Big Empty, "so big it could swallow you without a trace." Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Calculatingly inspirational while avoiding treacle."
An analysis of key factors and events in Graham's remarkable transition from acquiescent wife and mother to stalwart CEO of the Washington Post. Read full book review >

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MARTHA GRAHAM by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 20, 1998

"Extraordinary black-and-white photographs coalesce with the clear and stimulating chronicle of her life and art, until a complete picture of a genius emerges from the pages of this enlightening, liberating volume. (Biography. 10-15)"
In a biography as elegant as its subject, Freedman (Out of Darkness, 1997, etc.) delves into the life of the dance pioneer who not only revolutionized modern dance but married it with theater, music, literature, and art in a dazzling and emotional way. Read full book review >