Search Results: "Janice MacLeod"


BOOK REVIEW

PARIS LETTERS by Janice MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A romantic romp from Santa Monica to Paris with loads of advice on how to live minimally and take risks in life and love."
The story of an advertising copywriter in California who found love in Paris and turned letter writing into art. Read full book review >

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NOTHING LIKE APRIL OR PARIS
by Bobbi Dumas

Yay! April’s here!

There’s something special about April, with its exuberant celebration of spring—flowers blooming, trees blossoming, leaves unfurling, reaching for the sun.

I can appreciate that feeling, and love that this is the time of year when we can step outside and tilt our faces up to the sky and feel the warmth of the season on our skin ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

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NAMESAKE by Sue MacLeod
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Suspenseful, emotional and powerful. (Time-travel fantasy/historical fiction. 12-16)"
A modern-day Canadian girl named Jane Grey travels back in time to meet the Lady Jane Grey, imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1553. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Alternating pages of text with captioned collages of mostly period photos, MacLeod traces the stellar public career and unhappy private life of the "first American celebrity." Read full book review >

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I’M BEING STALKED BY A MOONSHADOW by Doug MacLeod
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Would that more of MacLeod's charm and humor crosses the ocean. (Fiction. YA)"
While not a girl-magnet like his melodramatic younger brother, budding playwright Seth Parrot, a 14-year-old Australian, leads a content life until his "alternative" parents build their dream home, literally, out of mud bricks. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A terrific format for an appealing subject. (index) (Biography. 9-11)"
Readers who have just discovered Anne Shirley of Green Gables and are wondering where she came from will find at least the beginnings of an answer in this fresh, frank picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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LEARNING THE WORLD by Ken MacLeod
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"The conflicts between and within the two races are handled with an uncommonly sharp alacrity, with weighty philosophical issues addressed in a manner that doesn't hamper narrative flow."
In the distant future, bio-modified human colonists blaze a trail to a new planet, whose inhabitants wonder what that new star in the sky is. Read full book review >

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THE STAR FRACTION by Ken MacLeod
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Still, fans of MacLeod's other work won't pass this one up."
Scottish author MacLeod's first published novel finally appears in the US, completing the trilogy—in reverse order—of The Cassini Division (1999) and The Stone Canal (2000). Read full book review >

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ALL THE BELOVED GHOSTS by Alison MacLeod
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A uniquely cohesive collection of short examinations of aging, death, and living, these stories are subtly moving and thoroughly engaging."
MacLeod, who was born in Montreal and lives in Britain, merges fact and fiction in her new collection of short stories, her first book to be published in the U.S. since her debut novel, The Changeling (1996). Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTION MAN by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Strictly for faithful fans."
This tenth outing for investigators (specializing in art and antiques) Max and Sarah Bittersohn (The Silver Ghost, 1988, etc.) finds them spending a summer in Sarah's Beacon Hill house in Boston and deeply involved in the murder of Sarah's aged old friend George Protheroe, found stabbed to death in the overstuffed mansion he shared with unflappable wife Anora. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"A useful addition to collections for young readers. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
MacLeod (Lucy Maud Montgomery, 2001, etc.) covers a lot of ground in this brief biography of Albert Einstein: school, early career in a Swiss patent office, early days as a professor in Bern, becoming friends with Marie Curie, choosing work over family, WWII and the move to Princeton, New Jersey, and the post-war years as a citizen of the world. Read full book review >