Search Results: "Margaret McLean"


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UNDER OATH by Margaret McLean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2012

"Melodramatic and implausible in places, but still entertaining."
Former prosecutor McLean juggles a vast cast of characters in this courtroom drama, her second legal thriller, set in the crime-ridden Boston neighborhood of Charlestown. Read full book review >

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WHITEY ON TRIAL by Margaret McLean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Indifferent writing aside, the authors deliver some newsworthy revelations that, if proven, would make it difficult to distinguish the good guys from the bad."
Alternately vivid and limping yarn about the recent Whitey Bulger trial, which ended in the murderous Boston mobster's imprisonment in August 2013, and the events that set it in motion. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A funny and charming look—through Scottish eyes—at Texas as a microcosm of America. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first nonfiction outing by the award-winning Scottish fiction writer McLean (Bucket of Tongues, 1994; Bunker Man, 1997) is sure to make some waves on this side of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO BABY-O! by Janet  McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Look around and see all there is to see! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dance, sing and look around! Read full book review >

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"Both well-crafted and revealing, this is an inspiring tale of humanity for readers of all ages."
A warm story of how one man's transformation can move a people. Read full book review >

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CHINA CAPTURING THE PRIZE by Jeff McLean
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"An essential, if limited, resource which will appeal to international businesspeople as well as readers casually interested in China's economic future."
McLean, in his debut, attempts to make China more appealing for investors and businesses looking to enter its marketplace. Read full book review >

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HOME FROM THE VINYL CAFE by Stuart McLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A cozy, meandering, often laugh-out-loud treat."
Amusing domestic tales from the guy's viewpoint by a Canadian Garrison Keillor. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE RIVER KABUL by Kevin  McLean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2017

"Details of Afghan tribal life and family well-delineated."
A Western writer affectingly takes up the voice of a beleaguered Afghan man and his harrowing flight out of his war-torn country. Read full book review >

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BUNKER MAN by Duncan McLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"While the acts of rage here are powerful and palpable, the motivations behind them are damningly obscure, and so flawed a foundation reduces the wholel to a tabloid tale—excessive, unpalatable, and confusing. (The Great Scots Reading Tour with Irvine Welsh, Duncan McLean, and James Kelman)"
The same deep-seated anger that fueled his award-winning debut story collection, Bucket Of Tongues (1994), also burns hot in Scottish writer McLean's first novel to appear here. Read full book review >

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SHAKY GROUND by Bethany McLean
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2015

"Readers of this maddening, sharp report will rightly wonder why Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been allowed to survive and why we can't do better."
The housing sector is a house of cards. Read full book review >