Search Results: "Jon McGregor"


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RESERVOIR 13 by Jon McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A stunningly good, understated novel told in a mesmerizing voice."
A young girl disappears outside a small village in northern England. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"Impressive and unconventional fiction."
Absorbing, quirky stories by Booker-nominated McGregor. Read full book review >

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SO MANY WAYS TO BEGIN by Jon McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2007

"With its plot contrivances and drably conventional characters, this novel never comes alive on the page."
Literary aspiration can't save this British novel from maudlin domestic melodrama. Read full book review >

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EVEN THE DOGS by Jon McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A few experimental touches don't compensate for the lack of a compelling narrative."
British novelist McGregor (So Many Ways to Begin, 2007, etc.) takes a bleak look at some drug addicts. Read full book review >

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IF NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS by Jon McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"The halting conversations are overdone, and that street horror is problematic, but 26-year-old McGregor's sharp eye and broad sympathies show a true novelistic sensibility and a sizable talent."
A prizewinning first novel from England is an impressionist portrait of neighbors on one city block. Read full book review >

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THE ICE CHILD by Elizabeth McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2001

"Hopelessly contrived."
English author McGregor makes her US debut with three books in one: the story of a wandering polar bear; a fictionalized account of Sir John Franklin's doomed 1845 expedition in search of the Northwest Passage; and, last but not least, a modern-day tearjerker. Read full book review >

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SCHRÖDINGER'S BABY by H.R. McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A genuine downer of a story, though too transparent as a mystery, with the quantum connection ultimately revealed as inconsequential."
The normal chaos of college years takes a bizarre twist in this morbid debut laced with quantum theory (the Schrîdinger angle) from McGregor: a vanishing corpse wreaks havoc on a flat full of students in Glasgow, leaving only one to know the whole sad story. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2010

"An astute, well-crafted work that should be enormously useful in understanding China's role in the world."
A remarkably in-depth infiltration of the shadowy organization of Chinese leadership. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Geopolitics wonks will want to give attention to this urgent but nonsensationalized argument."
Wide-ranging study of China's re-emergence as a regional power in Asia after a long hiatus, thwarting the designs of other powers, including the United States and Russia. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL IN THE GREEN GLASS MIRROR by Elizabeth McGregor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 26, 2005

"An intriguing, ambitious literary work that will reward more patient readers."
Another complicated, multi-layered plot from English novelist McGregor (The Ice Child, 2001), this time concerning an upscale art appraiser obsessed with the work of a mad Victorian artist. Read full book review >