Books by Maxine Clair

OCTOBER SUITE by Maxine Clair
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Some fine descriptive passages and a refreshingly nuanced portrait of African-Americans who are not obsessed by race, but the tale's overly studied quality suggests that this material has been worked over one too many times."
First-novelist Clair expands on several stories from Rattlebone (1994) to chronicle a decade in the life of a midwestern schoolteacher. Read full book review >
RATTLEBONE by Maxine Clair
Released: June 1, 1994

"Even greater than the sum of its admirable parts."
Each of these related stories contains insight and intensity on its own; as a group they successfully create the African- American 1950s Kansas City (Kans.) community of the title as an insular world replete with detail and texture. Read full book review >