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Samples, Mac

Overview
Works: 72 works in 114 publications in 1 language and 93 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  History  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Humorous fiction  War stories  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PT2635.E68, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mac Samples
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 by a colonial official in British East Africa makes its way into the hands of retired schoolteacher Pius Fernandez in 1988 Dar es Salaam. As Pius explores the mystery of the diary, he traces its story and the lives of its actors into his own life
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
A fine balance by Rohinton Mistry( Recording )

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

Two Untouchables from rural India, Ishvar Darji and his nephew, Omprakash, hope to rise above their caste roles by becoming tailors. Moving to Bombay, they struggle to earn their living in the troubled India of 1975 to 1984
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. The author, the great-grandson of the murdered man, came across the story by chance, as it had never been discussed in his family. He wrote this account after extensive historical and genealogical research. Some strong language
The guns of Normandy 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
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
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

In nineteenth century Toronto Dolly Merishaw, a midwife and abortionist, is found beaten to death. It is up to Detective William Murdoch to discover who her killer was. To do so he must first break the silence that surrounds her line of work and speak with women from every level of the city's social hierarchy to discover who among them may have been willing to kill to keep their secrets to themselves
Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories linked by characters living in a seedy Bombay apartment complex
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 merry heart : selections 1980-1995 by Robertson Davies( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Robertson Davies' reflections on books, reading, and writing. These essays, book reviews, and other writings, taken from a selection which he had planned to publish before his death, reveal Davies at his vintage best
Old Possum's book of practical cats by T. S Eliot( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amusing verses about various kinds of cats the author has known. Basis for the musical show "Cats."
Hamlet, Revenge! by Michael Innes( Recording )

in English and held by 2 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
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 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
The covenant by James A Michener( Recording )

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

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

2 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 2 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
The cunning man by Robertson Davies( Recording )

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

Dr. Jonathan Hullah is a "cunning man"--One who will help almost all infirmities of mind and body -- and enjoys a reputation as a brilliant, if unorthodox, diagnostician. Earlier in his career, Hullah was present at the death of Father Hobbes, who died while celebrating Communion. Prompted by a journalist's questions about this mysterious death, Hullah begins to reflect on his past and the other mysteries he has encountered, medical and spiritual
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
All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque( Recording )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young German, with three of his classmates, is taken away from school to serve in the trenches during World War I. This classic tale expresses the suffering and futility of war
Diefenbaker for the defence by Garrett Wilson( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of John Diefenbaker's career as a criminal lawyer in Saskatchewan from 1919 until 1956 when he won the Conservative Party leadership. Ambitious, single-minded, insecure and, at time, unscrupulous, Diefenbaker's political reputation rested on the legendary skills he developed as a lawyer
 
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