Search Results: "Catherine Scott-Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Simultaneously astonishing, maddening and absolutely frightening."
British journalists Levy and Scott-Clark (The Amber Room: The Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasure, 2004, etc.) offer persuasive evidence that the United States looked the other way for years while Pakistan developed a nuclear bomb and exported weapons technology to Iran, North Korea and other enemies of the West. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"A fascinating look into Soviet-era politics, through the lens of art history."
Two British journalists search for a legendary Russian treasure, missing since WWII. Read full book review >

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WISH YOU WERE HERE by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"This lighthearted journey of self-discovery accompanied by a romance that can only be found by two people looking to make the best of a bad situation will entice fans of humor and chick-lit. (Fiction. YA)"
After the worst year of Ariel's life, in which her father's gambling compulsion costs Ariel both her college fund and her social standing at school, the last thing she wants to do is go on a road trip with her inescapably nerdy mother, her way-too-mature-for-13 sister and her mother's relatives. Read full book review >

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MEANICURES by Catherine Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Even with a faulty plot, however, the story is resolved in an upbeat way: Madison accepts that her old friendships may never be the same, and once she does this, she and her friends are able to focus on being their best selves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh grader Madison is amazed by the meanness of the mean-girl clique, especially since their leader is her ex-BFF. 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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HOW <i>NOT</i> TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT by Catherine Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"With an election around the corner, this isn't a bad way for young readers to view the political arena. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When 12-year-old Aidan Schroeckenbauer saves presidential candidate Bettina Brandon from a falling campaign sign and ends up the "Clarinet Hero," he's adopted by the campaign and hits the road. Read full book review >

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TRUTH OR DAIRY by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: May 31, 2000

"Wearisome in spots and straining for laughs, this novel's main strength is its hip, airy tone and accessible subject matter. (Fiction. 13-15)"
Told in diary format, this lightweight, faintly amusing slice-of-life novel chronicles the ups and downs of a confused, lovelorn high-school senior. Read full book review >

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WURST CASE SCENARIO by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A hoot. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Clark continues Courtney's saga (Truth or Dairy, 2000) as she endures her "freshperson" fall semester at Cornwall Falls College, Wisconsin. Read full book review >

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THE LAMPS IN THE HOUSE by Catherine Clifton Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"A sunny sudser, with a not especially personable cast."
British writer Clark's American debut—an elementary English ``village'' tale in which the good folk are rewarded and the bad guy is (literally) booted into the muck. Read full book review >

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DOLLARS & SENSE by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An informative primer on how money functions that doesn't trigger the dismal science's snooze button. (glossary, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A sporty guide to the wide, weird world of money. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 28, 1997

"A beautiful story, indebted both to Larry Brown's Dirty Work and Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato, but with a gentleness and compassion all its own."
A Vietnam novel that was inspired by Scott's nonfiction compilation, Indochina's Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam (1989, not reviewed). Read full book review >