Search Results: "C. Clark Criscuolo"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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The Oath by C. A. Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2014

"A dense, character-driven weave of fantasy, mythology, and romance."
This fantasy debut sees a lady-in-training drawn into battle against an evil force that's destroying kingdoms far and wide. 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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FINDING MR. BRIGHTSIDE by Jay Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Deeply unsatisfying. (Romance. 12-16)"
Two teens embark on a romantic relationship in the wake of their parents' deaths. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT PROVES TIME TRAVEL HAPPENS by Henry Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A worthwhile if convoluted read that will extend readers' knowledge of history and expand their concept of 'diversity.' (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Where time travel, historical fiction and nonfiction, ancient Chinese design and Morse code collide—keep up, or risk being left in the past…or the future. Read full book review >

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MAYBE TONIGHT? by Bridie Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Some teen readers will accept the slightly shallow plotlines and characters thanks to the (relative) novelty of the format; most will give it a miss. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Told with second-person narration, Clark's teen debut immerses readers in a freshman scholarship student's social dilemmas at an uber-exclusive prep school. Chapters end with classic Choose Your Own Adventure-style scenarios, allowing readers to navigate various plotlines. Read full book review >

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FROZEN RODEO by Catherine Clark
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Clark (Wurst Case Scenario, 2001, etc.) has fashioned a slight and slightly funny story that will provide light entertainment for the not-too-demanding reader. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Those who find it funny that a former skating pro would name his twin daughter and son Torvill and Dean will be amused by this slice-of-life story set in the West. Read full book review >

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THE ALISON RULES by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Several cuts above the standard teen-weepie. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alison Rules are never specifically codified as such, but they are all based on one organizing premise: to keep Alison from moving beyond her mother's death from cancer the previous summer. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2000

"Though his heroes and heroines are invariably drawn from among life's losers, Howard, in his brief introduction, finds them distinguished by the professional or regional or personal pride that gives them one more chance at the brass ring: the gift of surviving another day."
Fans who haven't already overdosed on Five Star's recent collection of Howard's stories (Crowded Lives, p. 86) will welcome this competing volume of 12 tales (1980-94) by the perennial winner of Ellery Queen's Readers Award. Read full book review >