Search Results: "Clifton K. Meador"


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Sketches of a Small Town...circa 1940...a memoir by Clifton K. Meador
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2014

"A solid, if not emotionally insightful, memoir for fans of stories of the American South, the Great Depression and the homefront of World War II."
A memoir of growing up in a small Southern town during the Great Depression and World War II by doctor and author Meador (Fascinomas, 2013). Read full book review >

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Released: June 28, 2012

"In a world of high-tech medical care, Meador makes a compelling argument for the simplest of diagnostic tools—listening to a patient."
An intriguing account of 19 medical mysteries and the true-life medical detectives who solved them. Read full book review >

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Fascinomas - Fascinating Medical Mysteries by Clifton K. Meador
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A quick, enjoyable book of health-related who- and whatdunits."
Meador (Medicine/Vanderbilt Univ.; True Medical Detective Stories, 2012, etc.) offers a pleasant set of anecdotes about puzzling symptoms and the work of the "physician detective." 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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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 76ERS WITH IVERSON by Clifton Duquette
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"Even those with only a smattering of basketball interest will feel Duquette's boundless joy for the game."
Duquette brings every shot, dribble, pass and steal of the Philadelphia 76ers' glorious 2000-2001 basketball season to life—including the formative years leading up to the championship game—while presenting them through the eyes of a young boy. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Lewis's paintings are homage to a simpler time and a close community; his luxurious watercolors portray houses, landscapes, and a town's main street lined with beautiful period automobiles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A honeyed reminiscence of a real time and place sustains appreciation for its characters, and the gentle humor that informs their daily lives. Read full book review >

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BIG BOUFFANT by Kate Hosford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Nonetheless, Clifton-Brown's whimsical illustrations manage to give the story a joyful spirit and will no doubt elicit some giggles and inspire a number of new bouffants, the bigger the better. (Picture book. 6-10)"
What seems to be a paean to originality finds itself in a snarl by the end. Read full book review >

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Released: April 18, 1989

A scholarly appraisal of tattooing that mixes dry sociological data with captivating firsthand accounts of what it's like to give or receive a tattoo. Read full book review >

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MOON TIDE by Dawn Clifton Tripp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2003

"Lots of nicely rendered, physically specific details about farming, fishing, and hunting in the first third of the 20th century, but too many of the central insights are as solemn and obvious as the moon imagery that gives the book its title."
Lyrical first novel, enraptured by nature and language, traces the fortunes of three unusual women and the men who love them from the summer of 1913 to the hurricane of 1938. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL FOOLS by R. Clifton Spargo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2013

"Spargo writes with animation and fervor, a style conducive to the heat generated by his subjects."
Yet another addition to the spate of novels about Scott and Zelda, this one concentrating less on the toxic and more on the loving side of their relationship. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TRAIN NORTH by Clifton L. Taulbert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1992

"Some charming moments, but not the equal of Taulbert's first book as here he fails to mine personalities and situations seemingly laden with possibility."
As a self-styled ``cultural diary,'' this sequel to Taulbert's rich memoir, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1989), often fails to rise above a matter-of-fact blandness. Read full book review >