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Samples, Mac

Overview
Works: 78 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 110 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  Didactic fiction  Personal narratives‚Ä°vCanadian 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR6059.S5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mac Samples
Innocent graves by Peter Robinson( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Banks investigates the murder of a 16-year-old girl from a wealthy family. Some strong language and violence
The book of secrets by M. G Vassanji( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A diary lost on the eve of World War I is found in 1988 by a retired schoolteacher, who explores the mysteries of the diary
A fine balance by Rohinton Mistry( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of India featuring four characters. Two are tailors who are forcibly sterilized, one is a student who emigrates, and the fourth is a widowed seamstress who decides to hang on. A tale of cruelty, political thuggery and despair by an Indian from Toronto, author of Such a Long Journey
Reader be thou also ready by Robert James( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical novel that recreates the mystery of a Yorkshire settler's murder and the trial of the accused in Sackville, New Brunswick in 1832
A stone of the heart by John Brady( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl whose father was killed by IRA terrorists also finds that her boyfriend has been murdered
The covenant by James A Michener( Recording )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the progress of white pioneers in South Africa through the stories of generations of three principal families
The colour of blood by Brian Moore( Recording )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an Eastern European country, Cardinal Stephen Bem maintains a perilous balance between a totalitarian regime and a fanatical minority of church leaders
Hamlet, revenge! : a story in four parts by Michael Innes( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private performance of "Hamlet" becomes the scene for a murder, leaving twenty-seven suspects in the audience, and thirty-one suspects behind the scenes
The guns of Normandy a soldier's eye view, France 1944 by George G Blackburn( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackburn follows the Canadian Army through its landing on the Normandy beaches after the D-Day attacks, and to the battles at Falaise and Caen. Blackburn presents a detailed description of the lives of the Canadian soldiers who fought in the battles. Some strong language
The straw man by Daniel Poliquin( Recording )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small troop of French actors try, without much success, to eke out a living in the walled city of Quebec during the mid-eighteenth century. The town is surrounded and under constant attack by the English and few of the locals are interested in a night of entertainment. Then the mysterious Benjamin de Saint-Ours enters their lives and the troupe's luck starts to change. 1998
Death in Prague by John Reeves( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While vacationing in Prague, Inspector Andrew Coggin and Sergeant Fred Sump are invited to witness the filming of a mock investigation into the alledged suicide of a politician in 1948. When a secret witness is killed, the assembled group of actors and dissidents appoint Coggin and Sump to preside over the new investigation which will proceed immediately, in secret, and without proper forensic equipment. 1988
The jewel in the crown by Paul Scott( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of a young Englishwoman in India in 1942 provides the pivotal incident for an intricate portrait of a lanf in the grips of violent upheaval
The Awkward Age by Henry James( Recording )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen-year-old Nanda Brookenham is about to be introduced to London society by her forty-year-old mother. Nanda soon finds herself in love with thirty-four-year-old Vanderbank, who happens to be Mrs. Brook's lover. She is further caught between her respect for maintaining the ideals of her elders and her desire to get away from the confines of society, most of all from its restrictions on women. 1987
A Christmas carol : and other Charles Dickens stories by Charles Dickens( Recording )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Christmas story in which the miser Scrooge finds the true spirit of Christmas. Originally published in 1843
Where life and death hold hands by William Allister( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author tells of his journey back to Camp 3D in Kawasaki, Japan to find peace of mind, where 48 years earlier he was taken a prisoner of war. Strong language and some violence
The Stopwatch Gang by Greg Weston( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is about a gang that was on the FBI's list of America's most wanted criminals
A life in progress by Conrad Black( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with his school days and his years as a small town newspaper publisher, Canadian financier Conrad Black describes his rise to the head of an international media empire. Black comments on his controversial business dealings, personalities he has known, and his involvement in politics. 1993
When we were orphans : [a novel] by Kazuo Ishiguro( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English boy born in early-20th-century Shanghai, is orphaned at age nine when both his mother and father disappear under suspicious circumstances; he grows up to become a renowned detective, and more than 20 years later, returns to Shanghai to solve the mystery of the disappearances
Under the dragon's tail by Maureen Jennings( Recording )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolly Merishaw is a midwife and an abortionist in Victorian Toronto, but although she keeps quiet about her clients' condition, her contempt for them and her greed leaves every one of them resentful and angry. So it comes as no surprise to Detective William Murdoch when this malicious woman is murdered. What is a shock, though, is that a week later a young boy is found dead in Dolly's squalid kitchen. Now, Murdoch isn't sure if he's hunting one murderer - or two
The cunning man by Robertson Davies( Recording )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From an early age, Jonathan Hullah developed "a high degree of cunning" in concealing what his true nature might be. He kept himself on the outside, watching and noticing, most often in the company of those who bore watching. As the Cunning Man takes us through his own long and ardent life, chronicling his varied adventures in the worlds of theatre, art, and music, in the Canadian Army during World War II, and in the doctor's consulting room, his preoccupation is not with sorrow but with the comedic canvas of life. Just as Dr. Hullah practices a type of psychosomatic medicine "by which I attempt to bring about changes in the disease syndromes through language," so does Robertson Davies intertwine language and story, as perhaps never before, to offer us profound truths about being human
 
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