Search Results: "Russel D. McLean"


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THE LOST SISTER by Russel D.  McLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2011

"A tawdry tale of he-said/she-said that doesn't push McNee much past his striking debut."
A Scottish private eye schleps around enough baggage to furnish a small apartment as he helps a friend search for a missing teenager. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD SON by Russel D.  McLean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Like McNee's car, McLean's debut hurtles inexorably toward a terrifying cataclysm."
Bodies pile up as a Scottish PI helps a local farmer learn why his long-estranged brother killed himself. Read full book review >

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MOTHERS OF THE DISAPPEARED by Russel D.  McLean
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"McLean's reliance on endless inner monologue makes his latest entry read like hard-boiled Henry James."
Police offer a Scottish private eye a devil's bargain when his credentials are threatened. 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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MANAGING BUBBIE by Russel Lazega
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"A successful twofer: a moving ode to a beloved family matriarch and a valuable reminder about the role of history in shaping even seemingly ordinary lives."
Lazega's (Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and Practice, 2014, etc.) first foray into narrative nonfiction chronicles the life of his fearless Bubbie, a tough-as-nails Holocaust survivor. 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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Released: April 8, 2008

"An encouraging instructional book about becoming amateur sculpting that would benefit from additional editing."
A lively, how-to guide for making decorative concrete sculptures. 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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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 >