Search Results: "Clint Trafton"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 16, 2012

"Ardent, progressive ideas derailed by a predictable plotline and stereotyped characters."
American alternative politics finds its heroine in Trafton's (You Can't Push A Rope, 2006) congressional what-if novel. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN'T PUSH A ROPE by Clint Trafton
Released: July 6, 2006

"Vivid and well-mapped-out, but ultimately closer to history lesson than novel."
A historical novel in the vein of John Steinbeck about a long disputed New Mexican territory and the Hispanic and White families that call it home. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Highly literate and by turns convincing, depressing, even humorous, thanks to P.G. Wodehouse's delicious 'Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest.'"
So much to steal, so many ways to steal it. Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, the good old stickup, and more find their way into this tangy anthology of pieces on Big Apple crime from Adrenaline series editor Willis (NYPD, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Still, this small title has big appeal. (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
For readers fond of the disgusting, Twist provides a lively introduction to slime in the natural world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"In this sturdy collection, men and women removed from society face nature at its most primordial."
An eclectic, at times gripping anthology of adventure writing, featuring mostly Americans and Western Europeans in search of danger and excitement. Read full book review >

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This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things by Clint Edwards
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2015

"Full of laughs and heart."
Love, marriage, and parenthood are messy. This comic memoir celebrates the joys that come with having your life turned upside down. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Meaty tales for the law-abiding, armchair adventurer."
Previously published essays on the NYPD explore the last 150 years of crime-fighting in a tough town. Read full book review >

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WAR MEMORIALS by Clint McCown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Without sermonizing, but with warmth and wit—this is in large measure a funny book—McCown's second (after The Member-Guest, 1995) restores some shine to 'family values.'"
In an ordinary small southern town, a war's being waged—one that this amusing, sharp-eyed little novel makes extraordinarily vivid. Read full book review >

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THE WEATHERMAN by Clint McCown
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A loopy and likable third outing (after War Memorials, 2000, etc.), but insubstantial and unconvincing."
A phlegmatic Alabaman innocent encounters illogic, mendacity, and lethal ambition. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO THE WILLOWS by Jacqueline Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Funny and warm, this could tempt a new generation toward the raptures of 'messing about in boats.' (Animal fantasy. 6-10)"
Writing a sequel to such a beloved classic is almost as bold a move as Toad stealing a motor-car, but happily, Kelly's results warrant accolades rather than a trip to gaol. Read full book review >