Search Results: "Colleen Clayton"


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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT by Colleen Clayton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Kudos to Clayton for crafting a powerful, moving debut. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When 16-year-old Cassidy "Sid" Murphy decides to join her two best friends on a class ski trip, she has no idea that the trip will change her life forever. Read full book review >

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COLLEEN DEWHURST by Colleen Dewhurst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"A moving human document as well as a fine theater autobiography."
From the great New York stage actress (a.k.a. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND by Rita Williams-Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An African-American youngster is happiest when he can play his harmonica with his bluesman grandfather until tragedy removes the music from his life. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON STONE, FACING OFF by Ena Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Politics and espionage combine for a great read. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Only a few weeks after capturing a ring of kidnappers in Clayton Stone, at Your Service (2015), 13-year-old Clayton Stone is assigned his second mission for the Special Service. Read full book review >

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REMEMBER BEN CLAYTON by Stephen Harrigan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2011

"A heartening novel about art, war and the tug of family relationships."
A Texas rancher wants to commemorate his son, killed in World War I, by commissioning a statue, but we discover this public act covers up a failed relationship. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Blending scholarship and ironic detachment, an admirably balanced treatment of a politician who provoked anything but objectivity during his Marion Barry-like career. (Thirty-five b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The first full-length biography—and likely the authoritative one for years to come—of the flamboyant black congressman who, as civil-rights gadfly and as libertine, exemplified the gap between our nation's ideals and practices that was given a name in Gunnar Myrdal's ``American Dilemma.'' Blessed with good looks, eloquence, and a bully pulpit (he succeeded his father as head of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, the nation's largest black congregation), Powell became ``Mr. Civil Rights'' in the pre-King era by combining agitation and electoral politics. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON STONE, AT YOUR SERVICE by Ena Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Clayton's endearing senses of loyalty to and responsibility for both family and friends is the undercurrent that gives this story depth and sets it apart from the rest. (Thriller. 8-12)"
Thirty-six hours and one intercepted phone call from the president of the United States is all it takes for 12-year-old Clayton Stone to go from an average, lacrosse-playing seventh-grader to secret agent for the U.S. Special Service. Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >

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AN AWESOME BOOK OF LOVE! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As with most books that have an inherent tension within, readers will either enthusiastically respond to this title, with its outsider, hipster vibe, or pass due to its lack of polish and resistance to easily fitting into any single reader category. (Picture book. All ages)"
Clayton, the former self-publishing phenom, continues his series of books about awesomely big concepts. Here, he proclaims and exalts love in language best described as rhyming stream of consciousness. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1996

"The question remains: Will readers find it merely confusing and irritating—or sufficiently intriguing to come back for more?"
Another yarn with a portentous but essentially meaningless subtitle: the first of a trilogy from a veteran paperback author making her hardcover debut. Read full book review >

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PEARLS BEFORE SWINE by Mary Clayton
Released: April 17, 1996

"Murky but mildly engrossing."
Author of several historical novels under the name Mary Lide (Polmena Cove, 1995, etc.), Clayton turns here to present-day Cornwall and a contemporary protagonist—ex-Police Inspector John Reynolds—an early retiree and successful writer of detective fiction who lives alone in the once-thriving, now threadbare village of St. Read full book review >