Search Results: "J. Clark Hallvin"


BOOK REVIEW

The Order of the Albatross by J. Clark Hallvin
Released: April 1, 2013

"An electric tale flickering with conspiracy, lust and betrayal."
In Hallvin's debut novel, a mysterious global conspiracy threatens the health and safety of millions, and Prometheus Grey—a stage magician, occultist and thief—is called upon to lend his unique blend of skills to help save the world. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? by Michael J. Clark
Released: March 18, 2009

"Endearing main characters help this caper rise above its clichés."
In this old-fashioned caper novel, two former high school heroes find themselves on the run from the law after they reconnect while vacationing with their families at Disney World. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"A well-researched, in-depth study of a most unusual athlete: one of the best—and most fascinating—sports bios in years. (Sixteen-page photo insert—not seen)"
Football star Joe Don Looney—an All-American running back in the early 1960's—had, according to Oklahoma attorney Clark, ``the tools to be the next Jim Brown.'' But as Clark shows in this smoothly written, riveting biography, Looney's brand of nonconformity and manic temperament was not readily accommodated 30 years ago. Read full book review >

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Released: April 6, 2012

"Despite an abundance of eye-glazing minutiae, a revealing epistolary portrait emerges of life on the battlefield and at home."
A couple separated by war vents fears, frustrations and intense longing in this sometimes banal, sometimes passionate correspondence. Read full book review >

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BRAIN FREEZE! by Todd Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Only the very specific audience Clark has in mind will care, and even they may not care very much. ('fun facts and activities,' not seen) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
In a series opener heavily sprinkled with references to butts, boogers and farting, a fourth-grader discovers that frozen treats give him superpowers. Read full book review >

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Released: April 14, 2012

"An authentic, if overpadded, document of the Vietnam era."
The menace of the Viet Cong pales beside the tantrums of a fussy newborn in these tense, ardent letters between a soldier and his put-upon wife. Read full book review >

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FINDING MR. BRIGHTSIDE by Jay Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Deeply unsatisfying. (Romance. 12-16)"
Two teens embark on a romantic relationship in the wake of their parents' deaths. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK THAT PROVES TIME TRAVEL HAPPENS by Henry Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A worthwhile if convoluted read that will extend readers' knowledge of history and expand their concept of 'diversity.' (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Where time travel, historical fiction and nonfiction, ancient Chinese design and Morse code collide—keep up, or risk being left in the past…or the future. Read full book review >

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MAYBE TONIGHT? by Bridie Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Some teen readers will accept the slightly shallow plotlines and characters thanks to the (relative) novelty of the format; most will give it a miss. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Told with second-person narration, Clark's teen debut immerses readers in a freshman scholarship student's social dilemmas at an uber-exclusive prep school. Chapters end with classic Choose Your Own Adventure-style scenarios, allowing readers to navigate various plotlines. Read full book review >

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FROZEN RODEO by Catherine Clark
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Clark (Wurst Case Scenario, 2001, etc.) has fashioned a slight and slightly funny story that will provide light entertainment for the not-too-demanding reader. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Those who find it funny that a former skating pro would name his twin daughter and son Torvill and Dean will be amused by this slice-of-life story set in the West. Read full book review >

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THE ALISON RULES by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Several cuts above the standard teen-weepie. (Fiction. YA)"
The Alison Rules are never specifically codified as such, but they are all based on one organizing premise: to keep Alison from moving beyond her mother's death from cancer the previous summer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2014

"Thoughtful, clear and informative, if somewhat scattered."
An exploration of what makes Soka Gakkai unique. Read full book review >