Search Results: "Clark Strand"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"Thoughtful, clear and informative, if somewhat scattered."
An exploration of what makes Soka Gakkai unique. Read full book review >

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WAKING UP TO THE DARK by Clark Strand
NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2015

"An exigent, affecting summons to rediscover the night."
A celebration of the life-enriching—indeed, indispensable—properties of the night. Read full book review >

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STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED by Jeff Strand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"Best enjoyed with willfully suspended disbelief and a laugh track. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Marcus is a high school freshman whose vomit-inducing stage fright presents a major barrier to his dream of becoming a world-famous magician. Read full book review >

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I HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS by Jeff Strand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"Without that frame, this would have been a fine addition to the wacked-out summer-camp subgenre. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Survival camp? How can you not have bad feelings about that? Read full book review >

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A BAD DAY FOR VOODOO by Jeff Strand
Released: June 1, 2012

"Readers might do well to take his advice. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
When Tyler's jerky sophomore-history teacher falsely accuses him of cheating, his somewhat psycho best friend Adam pays to have a voodoo doll made of their teacher. Read full book review >

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THE GREATEST ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER by Jeff Strand
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"A funny and spirited romp. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Teen filmmakers try to make the titular cinematic masterpiece. Read full book review >

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FLIGHT by Ginger Strand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"That closing section suggests real potential in an otherwise unremarkable first novel."
Turbulence roils three relationships in a family as its members gather for a Midwestern wedding. Read full book review >

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BLIZZARD OF ONE by Mark Strand
Released: June 1, 1998

Former Poet Laureate, and a writer in a number of genres, this Univ. of Chicago professor and much-honored poet has developed over the years an aesthetic much his own: The discursive, easy surfaces of his quiet, gently surreal poems accumulate into a complex metaphysic, a notion of time and space that permeates his every utterance, whether abstract or concrete. Read full book review >

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UPSTAIRS AT THE STRAND by Jessica Strand
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 21, 2016

"An array of authors edifies their fans at the home of the flourishing last survivor of Gotham's grand old Book Row."
New York's grand repository of millions of used and rare books has been the venue for readings by dozens of notable writers over the years, and many have stayed for the conversations recorded here. Read full book review >

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THE MAKING OF A POEM by Mark Strand
Released: April 1, 2000

"A practical handbook on poetic form for teachers, students, and poets who are interested both in the structural mechanics and literary heritage of poetic forms."
Asking two working poets to collectively construct an anthology about poetic form can be a risky proposition. Read full book review >