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Book Review: “Cold A Long Time” by John Leake

Book Review: “Cold A Long Time” by John Leake

This is the heart-breaking true story of the disappearance and death of Canadian hockey player Duncan MacPherson. “Cold A Long Time” tells the story of the 20 years that Duncan’s parents spent trying to find out what had happened to their son and the cover-up by authorities. In August of 1989 Duncan was traveling in Europe before taking up a coaching job in Scotland. He had been calling his mother on a regular basis but after missing a scheduled call time his parents began to be concerned. Then they received a call that he had never arrived in Scotland. No one could have imagined how difficult it would be for them to find out what their son’s fate had been.

John Leake expertly relates the MacPherson’s story, the obstacles they faced, and the strength and determination they showed in persisting with their search for answers. I found the story thoroughly engaging and really felt for the MacPherson’s and their heartbreak and frustration. This book would be an obvious choice for a hockey fan, but any lover of true stories would also enjoy this book. It may not be suitable for younger audiences as there are some difficult pictures of the body near the end. All in all a good read.

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Book Review: “Burn Zones: Playing Life’s Bad Hands” by Jorge Newbery

Book Review: “Burn Zones: Playing Life’s Bad Hands” by Jorge Newbery

Feeling a little dragged down by life? Then you must read this book! Jorge Newbery will fill you with courage and inspiration with this story of his rise and fall and rise again in the business of real estate. I found the writing to be excellent and very engaging. The writing style keeps the story moving forward and does not get bogged down with too many details or ruminations. Jorge views difficult moments of life as burn zones and deftly relates how he confronted and worked through the burn zones in his own life. He takes the idea of a burn zone from his time competing as a bike racer and I think the correlation is a good one. I found this story so compelling that I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this book.

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