Search Results: "Clyde Prestowitz"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2010

"As with any work of economics, there are dozens of arguments both for and against every plank on Prestowitz's platform. Still, he provides a vigorous, provocative look at some of the possibilities—few pretty—that lie ahead."
If you think the Great Recession was a bummer, there's more bad news in store for the U.S. economy. 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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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FALL FROM GRACE by Clyde Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Knowledgeable fans of the psychokiller genre will see the single surprise in this familiar scenario a long way off; the target audience most likely to be surprised might just as well wait for the inevitable telemovie, which won't have any trouble condensing the story to two hours."
A greedy killer hitches his wagon to an acquaintance's fat inheritance, in TV writer Phillips's TV-ish first novel. Read full book review >

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THE BUSINESS OF MARRIAGE by Clyde Eldridge
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Businesslike, concrete advice for long-lasting love."
Eldridge provides a guide to navigating the constant negotiations that come with a marriage between equal yet equally opinionated partners. 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 >