Search Results: "Clyde Edgerton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT TRAIN by Clyde Edgerton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2011

"Edgerton's knowledge about music is on full display, as is his understanding of the subtleties of race relations as the Civil Rights Movement picked up steam."
James Brown connects two boys, white and black, in a light novel about North Carolina in the tense 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE BIBLE SALESMAN by Clyde Edgerton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2008

"To the reader's amusement, Henry discovers more about himself, the Bible and the ways of the world than he'd ever anticipated."
The Lord works in humorously mysterious ways in this Southern picaresque teaming a jaded car thief and a young, impressionable Bible salesman. Read full book review >

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LUNCH AT THE PICCADILLY by Clyde Edgerton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2003

"Underplotted, but with the fast pace, you scarcely notice: another small gem from Edgerton (Where Trouble Sleeps, 1997, etc.)."
For sheer likability it'd be hard to beat Edgerton's affectionate portraits of small-town oddballs in the South. His eighth outing is a breezy comedy, tinged with sadness. Read full book review >

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KILLER DILLER by Clyde Edgerton
Released: Feb. 18, 1990

Less ambitious than the tragicomic Floatplane Notebooks (1988), Edgerton's latest is much the better for it. Read full book review >

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SOLO by Clyde Edgerton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2005

"Flying was Edgerton's crazy love, and his story of the affair goes ineluctably from the smitten and folksy to the fraught. File under, 'Icarus.'"
What started with Edgerton (Lunch at the Piccadilly, 2003, etc.) learning to fly airplanes comes full circle through war, then back home to a horizon full of doubts. Read full book review >

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PAPADADDY'S BOOK FOR NEW FATHERS by Clyde Edgerton
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2013

"Refreshingly, a parenting advice book worth its salt."
Novelist Edgerton (Creative Writing/Univ. of North Carolina, Wilmington; The Night Train, 2011, etc.) tenders sage yet waggish fathering advice. Read full book review >

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WHERE TROUBLE SLEEPS by Clyde Edgerton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

"An always enjoyable read. (Author tour)"
As amiable and charming as all his novels, Edgerton's latest about small-town life brings together his usual cast of drunks, church-going Baptists, and southern eccentrics, all of whom encounter the Devil in the form of a traveling ne'er-do-well. Read full book review >

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REDEYE by Clyde Edgerton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

The first of Edgerton's novels set outside North Carolina: a slim western tale as entertaining and lively as his five previous books (In Memory of Junior, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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IN MEMORY OF JUNIOR by Clyde Edgerton
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Good-hearted folk triumph in Edgerton's best novel yet."
The latest generational novel by the author of Raney, etc., eschews his typical down-home high-jinks for a more serious tale of familial reconciliation. Read full book review >

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EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

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EDGERTON THE ELEPHANT by Henry LaVoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2013

"Young children will appreciate this simple friendship story about a good-hearted elephant who saves the day. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Edgerton causes havoc, breaking everything he touches; however, his heart is in the right place, and he finally saves the day. Read full book review >

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BONNIE AND CLYDE by Bill Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Strangely charming, even the fatal hail of bullets."
Best known for his Wild Westerns, Brooks (<\I>The Stone Garden, not reviewed) moves his gift for high melodrama to the 20th-century historical crime novel. Read full book review >