Search Results: "Clifton Hood"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Of some interest to urban historians, but slow-going for general readers. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
As crammed with facts and figures as a rush-hour express is with passengers, this history of the New York subway system stalls time and again. Read full book review >

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THE BONEPICKER by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2017

"The dynamic protagonist leads a smart and indelible whodunit."
In Clifton's (Seeking Cassandra, 2016, etc.) latest thriller, a detective steps outside his jurisdiction to help a mother prove an unidentified skull belongs to her decadeslong missing son. Read full book review >

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FREAKY FAST FRANKIE JOE by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The pace in this debut is leisurely, but readers, like the town folk and his newfound family, will be rooting for Frankie Joe. The final scenes soar with hope. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While his mom is in jail, Frankie Joe tries to adjust to living with his newly surfaced father, FJ, his stepmother and "the four legitimate Huckaby sons." Read full book review >

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The Bootlegger's Legacy by Ted Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A tale with an authentic, immersive setting inhabited by well-developed, endearing characters."
A debut mystery that revolves around a cryptic letter and key that a famous bootlegger from Oklahoma left for his son. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT MATTERS MOST by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Whether or not they think of themselves as bookish, readers of all stripes will enjoy cycling through these characters' lives and discovering their shared, mysterious past."
A mother and a daughter seek balance in their broken lives while books provide them with comfort, clarity, and clues to a mystery. Read full book review >

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AN ITALIAN WIFE by Ann Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A soulful and multilayered book from this accomplished author."
A century in the life of an extended Italian-American family. Read full book review >

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CARROT AND PEA by Morag Hood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Wonderfully understated humor, thought-provoking illustrations, and a spot-on theme about the enriching nature of embracing differences combine to create a story that is much more than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Lee, a pea, and Colin, a carrot, are improbable friends in this picture book. Read full book review >

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SCALP DANCE by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2015

"This fine procedural debut by Clifton, who's published several teen novels (Immortal Max, 2014, etc.), is made even more interesting by its detailed information on Native American ceremonies."
A tribal police officer fights inner demons as he investigates a series of killings. Read full book review >

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OFF THE TRACKS by Constance Hood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2014

"An often appealing story about a young girl's adventurous, yet impoverished, life on the road."
Hood's debut novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced mother takes her family on a trip to Germany, where they live as vagabond beatniks in the early 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE OBITUARY WRITER by Ann Hood
Released: March 4, 2013

"Hood's fluent storytelling and empathy will ensure popularity, but her heroines' destinies are devoid of surprises."
Connections between an unhappy wife in the Kennedy era and an independent obituarist in early-20th-century California are artfully if predictably spliced in the latest from Hood (The Red Thread, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >