Search Results: "Harry N. MacLean"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOY OF KILLING by Harry N. MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 2015

"A dizzying and delirious meditation on desire, violence, guilt, and philosophical justification."
A middle-aged man, alone in a windswept lake cottage, considers aspects of his past, real and imagined, as he attempts to write the story of his life. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A TIME by Harry N. MacLean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1993

"A riveting, thought-provoking look at a disturbing case. (Photographs—not seen)"
MacLean won an Edgar for In Broad Daylight (1988), which covered the case of a small-town bully shot dead in front of a crowd of locals who ``saw nothing.'' Here, he takes on the equally controversial case of George Franklin, a Californian found guilty of murder 20 years after the fact, the conviction resting almost entirely on his daughter's belated memory (which surfaced in 1989) of having witnessed the killing of her then- best friend, eight-year-old Susan Nason. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2007

"A richly descriptive chronicle of disaster from an expert on the subject."
Thorough, disciplined account of a terrifying fire that ripped through the Okanogan National Forest near Washington State's Canadian border in 2001. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2003

"Sharp descriptive analyses capture this atavistic force that charges across the human imagination in phenomenal and dreadful fashion. (21 b&w illustrations, not seen; 2 maps)"
Portraits of great wildfires from ex-Chicago Tribune reporter Maclean (Fire on the Mountain, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"MacLean's latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she's celebrated."
After Sophie Talbot creates a scandal, she tries to escape aristocratic society by stowing away in the Marquess of Eversley's carriage—but she winds up in even more trouble. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON by Sarah MacLean
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"MacLean's lively characters, however improbable, provide a fun and unrestrained take on a buttoned-up era, and readers who choose to give themselves up to the tale will enjoy it. (Mystery/historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Jane Austen meets Trixie Belden. Read full book review >

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THE NINE LIVES OF TRAVIS KEATING by Jill MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2008

"Not a complicated tale, but not heavy-handed either. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A grieving middle-grader suffers repeated encounters with a vicious bully while finding both solace and allies in efforts to rescue a group of feral cats. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 4, 1993

"It's not always easy, traveling with this Occidental tourist through the Eastern bloc, but, ultimately, the trip is a memorable souvenir of postwar Europe."
As the Soviet Union collapses, young Briton MacLean accompanies his German Aunt Zita on a rueful trip through Mitteleuropa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"At moments heart-wrenching, at moments comedic, at all times entertaining and satisfying, this book deserves a read if you're a romance fan."
When Lady Philippa Marbury realizes she is headed into marriage and marital intimacy without the appropriate knowledge, she does what any proper woman of science should do—research; and who better to approach as a resource than Mr. Cross, the most notorious rake in London? Read full book review >