Search Results: "Guy Vanderhaeghe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST CROSSING by Guy Vanderhaeghe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Sumptuously imagined and fashioned with a master craftsman's attentiveness and finesse. Brilliant work."
An ambitious sixth outing from the Saskatchewan author who has twice won Canada's Governor General's Award (for Man Descending, 1985, and The Englishman's Boy, 1997). Read full book review >

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A GOOD MAN by Guy Vanderhaeghe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Do the Mounties always get their man? Read this satisfying novel and find out."
A sprawling Western, in just the way that some of Cormac McCarthy's novels are Westerns, by prizewinning Canadian author Vanderhaeghe (The Last Crossing, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ENGLISHMAN'S BOY by Guy Vanderhaeghe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Two good half-novels here, but they don't come together as a whole. (Author tour)"
An ambitious novel, set along the US-Canadian border and in Hollywood, that won for its author (Homesick, 1990, etc.) Read full book review >

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BAD GUY by Hannah Barnaby
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"The humor feels accidental here, with illustrations that fail to establish a consistent visual subtext. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wannabe bad guy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUY WIRE by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Laughs won out over tears in Guy Strang's previous appearances (My Guy,2001; Guy Time, 2000, etc.), but not this time. Read full book review >

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HARD GUY by Thornton Elliott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 27, 1992

"You've met these reptiles and their super-macho mystique before, in Jim Thompson and Donald Goines, but Elliott draws them with knowledge and energy enough to make it fun to watch them slither."
It's not only the ex-con hero of this lean and mean (and familiar) crime thriller who's a hard guy: first-novelist Elliott is himself doing life in a Tennessee state prison. Read full book review >

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WISE GUY by M.D. Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"An intimate, memorable, outstanding introduction. (biographical sketches, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
"He was a curious boy, and cheeky too, but more than anything in all the world he wanted to be happy, he wanted to be good, and he wanted to be wise." Read full book review >

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FALL GUY by Carol Lea Benjamin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Upstairs neighbor Irwin the dwarf overstays his welcome, but Dashiell is admirable, and there won't be a dry eye in the house when Benjamin (The Long Good Boy, 2001, etc.) lays out all the O'Fallon tragedies."
By-passing relatives, neighbors, and even fellow cop Michael Brody, Tim O'Fallon names a virtual stranger to be executor of his will. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL GUY by Scott Mackay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Mackay (Cold Comfort, 1998, etc.) provides a banquet of betrayal, vengeance, and felony for readers hardy enough to stay the rewarding distance."
The Chinatown scene of Edgar Lau's murder is knee-deep in evidence: a .45 clip that indicates the victim owned a gun; a glove in a nearby tree with traces of gunfire residue; a heroin stash valued at $3.5 million; a balloon-wrapped key in Lau's stomach to "Locker 43." Read full book review >