Search Results: "J.B. MacKinnon"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"MacKinnon is a fine storyteller and his crisp, imaginative writing is well-suited to this somewhat unorthodox detective story enmeshed in the secret history of the country's volatile politics."
A journalist turns detective in the case of his dead uncle, murdered during the unrest of the Dominican revolution. Read full book review >

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THE ONCE AND FUTURE WORLD by J.B. MacKinnon
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An intriguing but uneven perspective on rewilding. If the image of a bit of lichen clinging to the slopes of a single mountain appeals to you as an apt metaphor for life on planet Earth, this book is for you."
An earnest but diffuse look at what we mean when we talk about nature and the natural world and why what we think about nature is important. Read full book review >

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I LIVE HERE by Mia Kirshner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Somewhat uneven writing amid a myriad of powerful images."
A visually stunning presentation of the lives of women and children surviving under the worst circumstances in Burma, Mexico, Russia and Malawi. Read full book review >

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TETHERED by Amy MacKinnon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A more resourceful writer would have painted a less monochromatic world and offered her heroine some hope for change."
There's no end to the misery in this dispiriting first novel featuring a funeral home, a child predator and a parade of victims. Read full book review >

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FIRST VICTIM by Douglas MacKinnon
Released: June 1, 1997

"But MacKinnon cheapens the theme of spousal abuse by being content to use it for cynically melodramatic effect: Turner is a one-dimensional monster, and the novel he's in soon becomes merely a routine (and bloody) thriller."
Debut political thriller by nationally syndicated columnist MacKinnon (the nonfiction Footprints, 1989, not reviewed), who worked as a writer for the Reagan and Bush administrations and knows the White House corridors well. Read full book review >

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MORNING SPY, EVENING SPY by Colin MacKinnon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A nicely written thriller, and about as mercifully free of cliché as the genre will allow."
The facts surrounding 9/11 are blended with fictional Mideast intrigue in MacKinnon's slow-paced but solid spy thriller. Read full book review >

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SONG FOR A SHADOW by Bernie MacKinnon
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"He is, and that sucks cuz she's a cool lady''), this young man's appreciation for the things his new friends and family take for granted is expressed with sympathy and understanding. (Fiction. 14-17)"
With his mother in a psychiatric hospital again and his ever-absent father, rock-star Danny ``Spider'' Webb, out on a hugely successful comeback tour, 18-year-old Aaron makes a break: he pushes his car over a cliff and thumbs his anonymous way toward Canada, ending up in Fox Hill, Maine, working in Jerry Ferguson's grocery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An informed call to action by the 'networked' to protect their rights."
An incisive overview of the global struggle for Internet freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Close-to-the-bone reporting that led the Kremlin to designate the author as a hostile journalist."
From the Globe and Mail's former Moscow bureau chief, a vivid, fact-crammed report on how the Kremlin's efforts to rein in the 14 former Soviet republics has led to Cold War-like conflict with the United States. Read full book review >