Search Results: "Clyde Edwards"


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The Stowaway by Clyde Edwards
Released: July 13, 2014

"A debut horror novel about demonic possession that breathes new life into an old theme."
In Edwards' debut horror novel, a ship's captain discovers a mysterious orb that gradually infuses him with a malevolent personality. 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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ALMA MATER by Original Clyde Aidoo
Released: March 3, 2014

"A thoroughly unique poetry project."
An unlikely but engaging poetic tour of Midwestern colleges and universities. Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL SELECTIONS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An imaginary zoo that will set readers to chortling. (key to smaller creatures) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gallery of chimerical critters that Darwin himself would be hard put to justify. Read full book review >

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PAINTED CIRCUS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Enhanced by a surprise or two in the page corners, this offers plenty of potential for enjoyable browsing. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Illustrated in rococo, circus-poster style, the 22 acts presented in this gallery each feature a visual effect or illusion, introduced by florid commentary from mouse ringmaster P.T. Vermin. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL RATES by Mary Clyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Clyde knows her world well and manages to offer a fair representation of it, but there's a lack of depth to her sketches that make them seen like just that—quick studies."
Decently done but unremarkable debut collection, the recipient of this year's Flannery O—Connor Award for Short Fiction. Read full book review >

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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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SACRIFICE by Clyde Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"Genre goods, competently delivered, but nothing more."
Suspicious billionaires, murderers, and busybody bureaucrats are no match for husband-and-wife detectives Jane Candiotti and Kenny Marks. Read full book review >

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NORDI'S GIFT by Clyde Rice
Released: Nov. 15, 1990

An overblown, 451-page sequel to Rice's well-received autobiography, A Heaven in the Eye (1984). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 26, 1992

"Possibly of some local interest, with the diaries likely worthy of further study. (Twelve pages of photographs.)"
A flat, meandering account of the changing fortunes of a South Carolina plantation family, from Bresee, who earlier wrote of his childhood as son of the plantation's dairy manager in Sea Island Yankee, 1986. Read full book review >