Search Results: "Gregory McNamee"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Experiences such as these rambles, investigations, and broodings are what make up a life, estimable and visited by a curiosity that keeps it fresh and in wonder."
Elegantly distilled experiences in wild places—mostly desert, though Rome figures here, as does Kamchatka and the Burren and other places—that have moved McNamee's soul. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 30, 2017

"Those with a taste for Southwestern cuisine will find their hunger satiated by this readable, authoritative culinary and cultural history."
Anthropology, recipes, and conversational storytelling find an appealing blend in a labor-of-love volume by the prolific, widely traveled Arizona-based author. Read full book review >

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THE MOUNTAIN WORLD by Gregory McNamee
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2000

"Extensive and provocative: This collection will fire in readers the need to head for the hills in all weathers. (20 b&w line drawings, not seen)"
Mountains have been everything to people at one time or another—wild and terrifying, comfort and sanctuary— but it is in their transcendence "from our normal modes of being" that McNamee (Blue Mountains Far Away, etc.) chose the material in this broad and powerful collection. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Well-executed, if small in scope."
An encyclopedic ingredient-by-ingredient guide to what we eat, and why. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"An ethnographic and historical prize from 'that anthropological desideratum above all others—the native point of view.'"
One shattered life in what was to become Arizona in the second half of the 19th century, on a personal scale and from a native perspective. Read full book review >

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THE NAVIGATOR by Eoin McNamee
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Readers will want the few loose threads left at the end of this rip-roaring read to be resolved in the promised sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
When Owen meets a short, uniformed stranger, his peaceful, isolated life in a rural town changes into something else altogether. 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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THE LAST OF DEEDS and LOVE IN HISTORY by Eoin McNamee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1996

"Taut, tough situations, rendered with an unblinking eye- -stories that offer further proof of a formidable, durable talent."
Hot on the heels of the author's highly praised debut novel, Resurrection Man (1995), come two novellas, both conjuring up images of doomed love and quick, ugly death in Northern Ireland via McNamee's distinctive style of poetry and grit. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST ROADS by Eoin McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Surprises, plot twists and shocking revelations characterize this book and deliver the proper ending for a splendid trilogy. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This finale to the Ring of Five trilogy demonstrates the skills that make its author so successful in creating fantasy and thriller stories. It is a (very suspenseful) delight to read. 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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THE RETURN OF THE WOLF TO YELLOWSTONE by Thomas McNamee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A good one-volume reference for fans of Canis lupus, although the story has been widely reported elsewhere, such as in Rick McIntyre's War Against the Wolf."
A thoughtful account of the timber wolf's return to the Northern Rockies. ``It has been sixty years, thirty wolf generations, since the last wolf pups were poisoned in the Yellowstone,'' writes McNamee (A Story of Deep Delight, 1990). Read full book review >

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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 >