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Linden MacIntyre

Författare till The Bishop's Man

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Verk av Linden MacIntyre

The Bishop's Man (2009) 629 exemplar
Why Men Lie (2012) 109 exemplar
Punishment (1657) 72 exemplar
Long Stretch (1999) 69 exemplar
The Only Café (2017) 47 exemplar
The Winter Wives (2021) 43 exemplar
Who Killed Ty Conn? (2000) 8 exemplar
Throwaway citizens 1 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
MacIntyre, Linden
Födelsedag
1943-05-29
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Canada
Födelseort
St Lawrence, Newfoundland, Canada
Bostadsorter
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Port Hastings, Nova Scotia, Canada
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Utbildning
St. Francis Xavier University (BA)
Yrken
journalist
Relationer
Off, Carol (wife)
Organisationer
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Priser och utmärkelser
eight Gemini Awards,
International Emmy Award
Kort biografi
One of three children of Dan Rory MacIntyre and Alice Donohue, he was raised in Port Hastings, Nova Scotia. As a miner, his father was rarely at home. MacIntyre has said, "The old fellow decided the family would stay in the community and he would go away and stay as long as it took. ... My mother was a teacher and my sister and I stayed with her.” [1]

After high school, MacIntyre moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 1964. He also studied at St. Mary's University and the University of King's College in Halifax. From 1964 to 1967 he worked for the Halifax Herald as a parliamentary reporter in Ottawa. He continued in the same role with the Financial Times of Canada from 1967 to 1970. He was drawn back to Cape Breton after the death of his father in 1970 and for the next six years he lived there and worked as a correspondent for the Chronicle Herald.

He joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Halifax in 1976 and for three years he hosted a regional public affairs show called The MacIntyre File. It was while with this program that he launched a successful legal challenge before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia over access to affidavits and documents relating to search warrants. Later heard before the Supreme Court of Canada, the successful suit was a landmark case which set a precedent in support of public and media access to information in Canada.[2]

In 1980, MacIntyre moved to Toronto, where he still resides, to work as a producer and journalist on CBC’s new flagship news program, The Journal. This appointment took him around the world preparing documentary reports on international affairs, preparing such notable features as "Dirty Sky, Dying Water" (about acid rain). Various jobs at the CBC through the eighties culminated in his appointment in 1990 as co-host of the weekly newsmagazine the fifth estate, with which he is still involved. In addition, he is a frequent guest host of The Current on CBC Radio One

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Linden MacIntyre has an incredible voice for northeastern Nova Scotia and of the clergy. It is really remarkable! He moved me to tears on the radio one day when he spoke so highly of clergy, how hard we work, how much we care and love our people, how much of our lives we give up, and while no longer a practicing Christian, he has such high regard for clergy.

I hate to take a star away from such an incredible story, but I found the ending confusing and just not as well written as the rest of the book. But do not miss out on an incredible story just for that! Very much worth the read!… (mer)
 
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chailatte | 38 andra recensioner | Feb 5, 2024 |
Not my favourite by this author, I ended up closing it in frustration about halfway through. There are only so many soap-opera-like break ups in conversations I can stand before it gets too much. Why did Caddie disappear? Why won't she tell anyone who the father of her child was? What's the scoop with the half-told secrets everywhere? Why does no one ever come right out and say anything, even about things in the far past?

Seems to me a book that could do with some editing. Lost track of he storyline what with all the stuff about Vietnam and Iraq and so forth. Too much proselytizing for me. I prefer when the story makes the point a bit less heavy-handedly.… (mer)
 
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Dabble58 | 7 andra recensioner | Nov 11, 2023 |
Hmm. I remain uncertain about "Why Men Lie". It's the sort of book that draws you in with interesting (and a bit confusing) characters, pulls you forward, and then leaves you wondering what you have gained from the reading. All of the men in the book are flawed, except perhaps one. Everyone lies. We never truly find out what Aunt Ada Doom saw in the woodshed (to use an example from Cold Comfort Farm). No one seems to grow.
In so many ways, though, this is the essential book of Cape Breton. Families in isolation, tied together through intermarriages and shared familial relations, kids all growing up with each other like puppies, the yearning to return to what is a pretty but often barren place, the fleeing to and from Toronto as if there were only two places to live in Canada, and one home.
I'm not a Cape Bretoner, and I don't understand the need to stick oneself to a limited horizon, but many many are and do. For them, this book would be like chewing dulse or breathing sea air.
For me, I felt a sense of impatience with the portrayal of the main character, who seems unable to move on past all of her prior spouses, her shadowy history, or even out into a different world than her childhood one. All of her life is wrapped up in men, not in her career, but in his. She has an academic career, but only because a man pushed her into it. It does not seem to matter to her.
Linden MacIntyre says he was raised in amongst women and this is how he can write a book from the women's point of view. I think the women he's observed he hasn't really known or studied or understood.
Oddly, this book "from a woman's perspective" would not pass the Bechdel test. None of the women ever speak to each other without it being about their men. Hell, the protagonist doesn't think about anything other than the men in her life. How narrowing, how demeaning.
I expected better. "The Bishop's Man" was better, and yet this book won the coveted Scotiabank Giller Prize. Not sure why.
… (mer)
 
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Dabble58 | 11 andra recensioner | Nov 11, 2023 |

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Verk
10
Medlemmar
1,095
Popularitet
#23,469
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
81
ISBN
56
Språk
1
Favoritmärkt
4

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