Search Results: "Clay McLeod Chapman"


BOOK REVIEW

REST AREA by Clay McLeod Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Chapman's pieces often read strongly and will charm many, but clearly the treat would be to hear the author do his monologues and give each character his, her, or its shading and vocal edges. If this comes out as an audiobook, grab it."
Debut sheaf of short stories by a 24-year-old playwright and monologist who has an off-Broadway play opening in March. Read full book review >

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MISS CORPUS by Clay McLeod Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Too pompous to be disgusting, this remains just a bore."
A morbid and lugubrious tale by playwright Chapman (Rest Area, 2002). Read full book review >

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THE TRIBE: HOMEROOM HEADHUNTERS by Clay McLeod Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"An engaging, over-the-top tale with much to say about how schools treat individuals and outsiders. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In the opener of the Tribe trilogy, Spencer Pendleton welcomes the chance to start anew at Greenfield Middle School. Read full book review >

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CLAY by Melissa Harrison
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Juxtaposing often-overlooked everyday natural beauty and man-made ugliness makes for some lovely, laudable prose, but there's not enough meat here for a full-length novel."
In a small, inner-city park in England, cycles of life are marked by the turning seasons and the interactions of a handful of characters—a neglected boy, a lonely immigrant, an elderly widow. Read full book review >

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CLAY by David Almond
FANTASY
Released: July 25, 2006

"A memorable tale that raises provocative questions. (Fiction. 12+)"
What if your wish for revenge against a bully could come true? Read full book review >

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CLAY by Colby Rodowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2001

A powerful novel explores the toll that abduction by a non-custodial parent takes on one girl's identity. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE CHAPMAN by Kate Sedley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"A strong debut."
A septuagenarian recalls his youth, when, in 1471, he quit the Benedictines (no calling), became a chapman (a wandering peddler), and discovered his affinity for detective work. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"In this lucid, exemplary biography, Unger focuses on not just Clay, but also on the formation of the early republic, a time too little studied today. An excellent introduction to a turbulent era."
A comprehensive biography of the statesman whom Abraham Lincoln called "the ideal politician." Read full book review >

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IMPASSIONED CLAY by Stevie Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Historically fascinating and emotionally gripping: another success for Davies."
A striking seventh novel from British scholar and critic Davies (Four Dreamers and Emily, 1997, etc.) examines the revolutionary passion of two women separated by 400 years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 18, 2010

"A distinguished addition to the recent run of outstanding antebellum histories and biographies."
A comprehensive biography of Lincoln's political idol, the man said to have declared, "I had rather be right than be President." Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON CLAY by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2001

"Different and diverting, like most entries in this series."
Her eighth adventure finds North Carolina Judge Deborah Knott (Storm Track, 2000, etc.) in a courtroom in Asheboro, not far from her Seagrove home, where she'll be overseeing the equitable distribution of property between just-divorced Sandra Kay and James Lucas Nordan. Read full book review >

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CLAY BOY by Mirra Ginsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Fans of the gingerbread boy and Jack Kent's retelling of Fat Cat (1971) will relish this hungry clay Frankenstein and his shattering comeuppance. (Picture book/folklore. 5-7)"
Ginsburg (The Old Man and His Birds, 1994, etc.) borrows freely from Russian folklore to create her own version of the tale of the ravenous clay boy. Read full book review >