Search Results: "C. Clark Criscuolo"


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BANK ROBBERS by C. Clark Criscuolo
Released: Feb. 8, 1995

"This winsome fairy tale sounds much funnier than it is, because Criscuolo drops the farcical twists of his lovely debut Wiseguys in Love (1993) for the leaden pacing of an overinflated sitcom."
Fed up with a system that won't even cover treatment for her osteoporosis, Dottie Weist, The Geezer That Roared, decides to rob a bank so she can get caught and bunk in the same secure digs as Leona Helmsley. Read full book review >

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WISEGUYS IN LOVE by C. Clark Criscuolo
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 19, 1993

"Newcomer Criscuolo can't quite sustain the frantic plotting for his story's whole length, but it's a lot of fun watching him try."
A rollicking farce—and first novel—exploring the disorganized side of a New York City family of organized criminals. Read full book review >

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GREEN by Keith C. Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A quick, enjoyable read that doesn't spend too much time in the rough."
Clark offers a novel about golf, race and friendship in roughly equal parts. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Nostalgia food for aging hippies and homesick Yalies."
Criscuolo, owner since 1975 of a vegetarian restaurant in New Haven, Conn., has waited too long to put out this cookbook, and that is both compliment and criticism. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 2012

"Despite an abundance of eye-glazing minutiae, a revealing epistolary portrait emerges of life on the battlefield and at home."
A couple separated by war vents fears, frustrations and intense longing in this sometimes banal, sometimes passionate correspondence. Read full book review >

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PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Clark's observations of British political life are acute and his gossip hilarious."
The diaries of Clark, who held cabinet positions under British prime ministers Thatcher and Major from 1986 to 1992, have already caused something of a sensation in the UK. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"For its historical and social significance, Children in Exile makes a valuable contribution to the literature of 20th-century Asian refugees."
A simple but moving memoir of three fiercely inspiring families. Read full book review >

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CITY BLOOD by Clark Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Jack-of-all- crimes Howard (Love's Blood, 1993, etc.) takes full advantage of the fact that, since his hero isn't a series character, anything could happen to him—right down to the quietly inconclusive ending."
Called to the scene of go-go dancer Ronnie Lynn's beating death, Chicago detective Joe Kiley and his partner, Nick Bianco, find a nasty lead: Tony, the boyfriend the victim was slated to meet, has the same name as Tony Touhy, kid brother of North Side mobster Phil Touhy, a silent partner in the club where she worked. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 31, 1997

"Adroitly combines social, industrial, and labor history to demonstrate the impressive power of determined, organized women."
Historian Clark (Central Michigan Univ.) analyzes the early efforts of reform-minded women to obtain recognition of radium poisoning, win compensation for its victims, and prevent future harm. Read full book review >