Search Results: "Mac Laird"


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DANGEROUS DIFFERENCES by Mac Laird
Released: May 27, 2010

"A worthwhile read that focuses on the daily lives of Indians and colonists rather than on famous historical events."
American Indians and colonial settlers struggle to understand each other in Virginia of 1700. Read full book review >

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CHRISTANNA by Mac Laird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

"A well-researched, engaging novel that presents an interesting vision of early Colonial life from the view of some of Virginia's earliest residents."
A historical novel set in Colonial Virginia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"An alarm call, but not alarmist. Less fluently written, but no less valuable, than Ellen Ruppel Shell's Cheap: The High Cost of Discount Culture (2009), which it neatly bookends."
You know the economy is in trouble when you can't find anything for a dollar in a dollar store. Read full book review >

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NEVERHOME by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hunt keeps the pace brisk and inserts some new feminist twists into the genre of the Civil War odyssey."
A novel that takes us there and back again, "there" being the Civil War and back again, a farm in Indiana. Read full book review >

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IRRITABLE HEARTS by Mac McClelland
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"McClelland's candor and empathy are admirable, but this would have benefited from more editorial shaping."
Sprawling memoir of an adventurous journalist's experiences with PTSD. Read full book review >

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INDIANA, INDIANA by Laird Hunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"At first glance, this seems to be the worst possible knockoff of 20th-Century Lit 101, but Hunt manages to infuse enough life into these old modernist bones that by the end they dance like a Halloween skeleton."
A mentally disturbed man's attempts to help his institutionalized wife, as related by Hunt (The Impossibly, 2001) in a Faulknerian voice that succeeds better than one would have reason to expect. Read full book review >

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PARADISE LOST by Laird Stevens
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"Intimate, reflective and worthy of a thoughtful read; don't rush this one."
A young man struggles to find meaning in his life as he travels between Europe and Canada, finding new loves and new interests along the way in this nonlinear novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1992

"A compelling account of the relentless incursion into one of the earth's last frontiers, and a determined call for calm and reason amidst the clamor of increasingly belligerent antagonists. (Photographs and maps—not seen.)"
A well-organized, carefully researched, and fascinating study of the devastation of the Amazon rain forest; by Margolis, a Newsweek correspondent for eight years in Brazil. Read full book review >

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10 THINGS I CAN SEE FROM HERE by Carrie Mac
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"With Maeve, Mac delivers a character who's heartwarmingly real and sympathetic, and her story provides a much needed mirror for anxious queer girls everywhere. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A white teen with severe anxiety struggles to manage her mental health and finds joy in a budding relationship with a new girlfriend. Read full book review >

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ANNIE SALEM by Mac Wellman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 1996

"A wacky blend of fantasy, whimsy, and satire from an author who clearly knows what he's doing, even if almost no one else will."
Eccentric and appealing fiction from the prolific, Obie-winning Wellman. Read full book review >

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EXIT MUSIC by Mac Randall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2000

"Radiohead is important, as these things go, and Randall does a thoughtful, literate job of tracing the group's career over the last decade."
A better-than-average biography of a better-than-average pop band. Read full book review >