Search Results: "Mark McClelland"


BOOK REVIEW

UPLOAD by Mark McClelland
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"A thoughtful tale resembling a sci-fi video game viewed in a funhouse mirror."
McClelland's ambitious debut novel envisions a future in which the vanishing line between virtual reality and "organic life" causes an antisocial genius to conduct the ultimate evolutionary experiment. 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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HORSEPLAYERS by Ted McClelland
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Amusing, opinionated, rambling and filled with a dizzying array of handicapping formulas—in short, everything a horse-racing book should be."
A Chicago journalist spends a lively year playing the ponies. Read full book review >

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Released: May 21, 2013

"Though McClelland offers few solutions for industrialized urban centers, his book is admirably long on explanation and empathy."
Chicago journalist McClelland (Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President, 2010, etc.) examines the decline of urban industrial centers in the Midwestern United States and portions of the Great Lakes region. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"An engaging overview of the president's early political education."
Journalist McClelland (The Third Coast: Sailors, Strippers, Fishermen, Folksingers, Long-Haired Ojibway Painters, and God-Save-the-Queen Monarchists of the Great Lakes, 2008, etc.) looks at the effect of President Obama's years in Chicago. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Intelligent, witty and downright shameless: the Great Lakes for better or worse."
Idiosyncratic look at the culture of the Great Lakes, from Green Bay cheese-heads to Polish sailors. Read full book review >

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THE BITE OF THE MANGO by Mariatu Kamara
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An essential purchase for most collections. (Memoir. 13 & up)"
This moving autobiography never minimizes the brutality of the civil war that wracked Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This fast-paced story will likely compel its readers to learn more about North Korea after finishing it. (Memoir. 12-18)"
A pampered son of the elite survives a nightmarish ordeal in this page-turner of a memoir. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A courageous tale of physical and mental endurance sure to bring to further light conditions in North Korea."
One woman's life in, and desperate escape from, North Korea. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DILLY DALLY DAISY by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2015

"An ode to young daydreamers—and tempting distractions—everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Daisy Marsha Martin has perfected the art of dawdling. Read full book review >

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EARTHLING! by Mark Fearing
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A fun, intergalactic buddy story that may not reinvent the wheel—or the UFO—but works well here, nonetheless. (Graphic science fiction. 9-12)"
After catching the wrong bus, young Bud finds himself at a school that's out of this world—literally. Read full book review >