Search Results: "Thomas McNamee"


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THE RETURN OF THE WOLF TO YELLOWSTONE by Thomas McNamee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"A good one-volume reference for fans of Canis lupus, although the story has been widely reported elsewhere, such as in Rick McIntyre's War Against the Wolf."
A thoughtful account of the timber wolf's return to the Northern Rockies. ``It has been sixty years, thirty wolf generations, since the last wolf pups were poisoned in the Yellowstone,'' writes McNamee (A Story of Deep Delight, 1990). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"A highly readable, well-researched narrative chronicling America's boring culinary past and the one man who altered its course forever."
Taking on the subject of another giant in the food world, McNamee (Alice Waters and Chez Panisse, 2008, etc.) traces the life of the fascinating and troubled man who transformed America's bleak culinary landscape into the lush food environment of today. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2017

"An affectionate yet realistic portrait of felis silvestris catus and a definite boon to anyone contemplating adopting a cat."
A cat lover blends his personal experiences with research in this attempt to help us better understand our feline pets. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2007

"A great pleasure for foodies, chronicling an unlikely revolution."
It was hard to get a decent meal in America before 1971. Alice Waters helped change all that. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST ROADS by Eoin McNamee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Surprises, plot twists and shocking revelations characterize this book and deliver the proper ending for a splendid trilogy. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
This finale to the Ring of Five trilogy demonstrates the skills that make its author so successful in creating fantasy and thriller stories. It is a (very suspenseful) delight to read. Read full book review >

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ACCELERATION by Graham McNamee
FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"Though readers may wonder why Duncan fails to consider certain obvious points along the way, this is a well-written, read-it-in-one-gulp thriller. (Fiction. 12+)"
Seventeen-year-old Duncan hates his summer job in the lost-and-found department of the Toronto Transit Commission. Read full book review >

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THE NAVIGATOR by Eoin McNamee
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Readers will want the few loose threads left at the end of this rip-roaring read to be resolved in the promised sequel. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
When Owen meets a short, uniformed stranger, his peaceful, isolated life in a rural town changes into something else altogether. Read full book review >

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DEFENDER by Graham McNamee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 12, 2016

"Tense, fast-moving, and atmospheric. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Finding a long-dead body in the basement of her run-down Toronto apartment building sends Tyne searching for uncomfortable truths. Read full book review >

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THE LAST OF DEEDS and LOVE IN HISTORY by Eoin McNamee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1996

"Taut, tough situations, rendered with an unblinking eye- -stories that offer further proof of a formidable, durable talent."
Hot on the heels of the author's highly praised debut novel, Resurrection Man (1995), come two novellas, both conjuring up images of doomed love and quick, ugly death in Northern Ireland via McNamee's distinctive style of poetry and grit. Read full book review >

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BONECHILLER by Graham McNamee
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Read this intense horror story in big gulps, and don't forget to breathe. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Harvest Cove is too small even to be a dot on the map, tucked away as it is in Canada's Big Empty, "so big it could swallow you without a trace." Read full book review >

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THE MOUNTAIN WORLD by Gregory McNamee
NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2000

"Extensive and provocative: This collection will fire in readers the need to head for the hills in all weathers. (20 b&w line drawings, not seen)"
Mountains have been everything to people at one time or another—wild and terrifying, comfort and sanctuary— but it is in their transcendence "from our normal modes of being" that McNamee (Blue Mountains Far Away, etc.) chose the material in this broad and powerful collection. Read full book review >

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BEYOND by Graham McNamee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"As in Acceleration (2003) and Bonechiller (2008), McNamee delivers another taut, spine-tingling page turner. A return to the true ghost story without any supernatural romance to ruin it. (Ghost story. 13 & up)"
Jane's shadow having its own spirit is odd enough. Now it has a death wish. Read full book review >