Search Results: "Jill MacLean"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NIX MINUS ONE by Jill MacLean
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Well-crafted and intense, an engrossing family drama in which both young and old learn what it means to grow up. (Verse novel. 12 & up)"
Writing in free verse from the perspective of 15-year-old Nixon "Nix" Humboldt, acclaimed Canadian author MacLean (Home Truths, 2010, etc.) presents an intriguing coming-of-age story set in rural Newfoundland and centered on the love-hate relationship between siblings. Read full book review >

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THE PRESENT TENSE OF PRINNY MURPHY by Jill MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2010

"Although this is a sequel (The Nine Lives of Travis Keating, 2009) it out-stands alone perfectly. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this beautifully engaging book, Prinny, about 12, has much to deal with. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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REVEALING ANGEL by Julia MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 1991

"A few psychological implausibilities aside, this is a well- made little thriller that probes the emotionally empty center of celebrity and is to sexy pop fiction what Frederick's of Hollywood is to lingerie."
A headily scented billet-doux from a Canadian TV writer making her fiction debut: when opened, it tells the provocative story of two look-alike sisters who never met but whose lives describe opposing responses to the same psychological dilemma- -love starvation. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 13, 2017

"An unsettling exposé of the depth and breadth of the libertarian agenda."
How American democracy is being destroyed by powerful libertarians. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

NANCY MACLEAN
by Jody Seaborn

It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Refreshingly accessible and good-humored entrée into the world of fine wine."
At last, a wine writer who admits flat out she likes the alcohol part about as much as the "nose" and all the other esoteric nuances. Read full book review >