Search Results: "J. Clark Hallvin"


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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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YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE by Bridie Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"This format, which rarely devotes more than a few pages to any particular character or topic, results in a novel that skims, rather than explores, the pressures many high school students face daily. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Told with second-person narration, Clark's sequel to Maybe Tonight? (2013) returns "you" to your elite boarding school for your sophomore year of high school, as before ending chapters with Choose Your Own Adventure-style scenarios. Read full book review >

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DYING TO TELL ME by Sherryl Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A stronger-than-she-realizes heroine uses her disconcerting telepathic gifts to help others and heal herself in this satisfying adventure. (Paranormal adventure. 11-14)"
After moving to a rural Australian town, Sasha's unwelcome premonitions lead her to solve a string of art thefts while tackling her own issues. Read full book review >

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WISH YOU WERE HERE by Catherine Clark
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2008

"This lighthearted journey of self-discovery accompanied by a romance that can only be found by two people looking to make the best of a bad situation will entice fans of humor and chick-lit. (Fiction. YA)"
After the worst year of Ariel's life, in which her father's gambling compulsion costs Ariel both her college fund and her social standing at school, the last thing she wants to do is go on a road trip with her inescapably nerdy mother, her way-too-mature-for-13 sister and her mother's relatives. Read full book review >

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MEANICURES by Catherine Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Even with a faulty plot, however, the story is resolved in an upbeat way: Madison accepts that her old friendships may never be the same, and once she does this, she and her friends are able to focus on being their best selves. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh grader Madison is amazed by the meanness of the mean-girl clique, especially since their leader is her ex-BFF. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Not your typical chef's memoir, for sure, but more a litany of problems than a satisfying appraisal of either a life or a profession."
Clark mixes kitchen gossip with single-parent guilt and tops it with a smattering of recipes. Read full book review >

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LONDON UNDER MIDNIGHT by Simon Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Plenty of gore, but pretty routine."
A rapacious breed of vampire inundates London under the direction of an African trickster god in this horrorfest set against an urban backdrop. Read full book review >