Search Results: "Judith Clarke"


BOOK REVIEW

JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
by
Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINDS OF HEAVEN by Judith Clarke
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Introspective, quiet prose, authentic coming-of-age characters and appreciation for the social values shaping Australian women in the mid-20th century make this a moving read. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Although their lives take different paths, two cousins growing up in Australia have a lasting impact on each other in this poignant story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRY NIGHTS by Judith Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2003

"A touching tale for readers who prefer character-driven ghost stories with the merest dashes of eeriness. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Australian author Clarke deliberately makes it hard to tell who's alive and who isn't in this artful tale of a haunted, grief-wracked family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST DAY by Judith Clarke
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Readers may have dismissed the entire episode by the time Vinny reappears late Sunday night, groggy but unharmed, having blithely accepted a ride and a spiked drink from a seemingly inoffensive stranger, and woken up on a train with no memory of the past 12 hours. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Clarke (Al Capsella and the Watchdogs, 1991) strews this dark comedy with caricatured adults and older Melbourne teenagers clinging to adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT TRAIN by Judith Clarke
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A believable, gripping story, unrelenting and tragic. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Luke struggles to keep his sanity while his family, his girlfriend, and his school tragically ignore, mistreat, or misunderstand his symptoms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KALPANA’S DREAM by Judith Clarke
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2005

"Nevertheless, the humor in this intricate blend of fairy tale elements, Indian culture, school story, friendship and family tensions should carry them through to the warmly satisfying ending. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Neema's Indian great-grandmother Kalpana comes to visit her in Australia, she brings with her a dream of flying just a few inches above the ground. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF ON THE FOLD by Judith Clarke
FICTION
Released: June 30, 2002

"Clarke, author of the haunting novel Night Train (2000), as well as the hilarious Al Capsella series, won the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award for this quiet, heartrending collection. (Fiction. 12+)"
"The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold / And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold," begins the Lord Byron poem whose opening lines serve as a central metaphor in this short-story collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Neil McAleer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Useful to specialists and students of sf, but likely to disappoint the more general reader. (Thirty b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Science journalist McAleer (The Mind-Boggling Universe, 1987; The Body Almanac, 1985) turns his attention to one of the giants of his own field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVES OF JUDITH by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1999

"Even so, the village mythologizing and the proverbs ('He couldn't say the names of wine, but his frying pan laughed and his knife danced in his hand—) will warm the hearts of many."
Shalev's third English translation (Esau, 1994) is set in post-WWII Palestine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERY OF UFOS by Judith Herbst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

A mesmerizing picture book of flying saucer lore as enticing as a book of ghost stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1993

"A work of maturity and grace."
Irish writer Doyle's fourth novel (The Van, The Snapper, etc.)—and the just-announced 1993 Booker Prize winner: a story that depicts with remarkable acuity that extraordinary intensity of response that is at the heart of childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF ARTHUR C. CLARKE by Arthur C. Clarke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Wonder."
A massive compendium brings together (most probably) every story—104 in total, at least 3 previously uncollected—ever written by grandmaster Clarke (3001: The Final Odyssey, 1997, etc). Read full book review >