Search Results: "Lutricia Clifton"


BOOK REVIEW

FREAKY FAST FRANKIE JOE by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The pace in this debut is leisurely, but readers, like the town folk and his newfound family, will be rooting for Frankie Joe. The final scenes soar with hope. (Fiction. 8-12)"
While his mom is in jail, Frankie Joe tries to adjust to living with his newly surfaced father, FJ, his stepmother and "the four legitimate Huckaby sons." Read full book review >

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IMMORTAL MAX by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Pleasant if imperfect, a treat for dog lovers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will a boy's dream of owning a puppy ever come true? Read full book review >

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SEEKING CASSANDRA by Lutricia Clifton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unexpectedly deep mystery with plenty of talking points. (Mystery. 8-12)"
While she's playing detective to find three ancient Plano arrowheads, sheltered 12-year-old Cassie is also gathering clues about life. Read full book review >

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Accidental Arrival by Lutricia Barnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2016

"An engaging narrative voice and thoughtful back story add depth to a fairly standard portal-adventure plot."
In this YA fantasy novel, a teenage girl unexpectedly travels to another planet, where she learns that Earth may soon join an intergalactic coalition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Of some interest to urban historians, but slow-going for general readers. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
As crammed with facts and figures as a rush-hour express is with passengers, this history of the New York subway system stalls time and again. Read full book review >

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THE BONEPICKER by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2017

"The dynamic protagonist leads a smart and indelible whodunit."
In Clifton's (Seeking Cassandra, 2016, etc.) latest thriller, a detective steps outside his jurisdiction to help a mother prove an unidentified skull belongs to her decadeslong missing son. Read full book review >

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The Bootlegger's Legacy by Ted Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A tale with an authentic, immersive setting inhabited by well-developed, endearing characters."
A debut mystery that revolves around a cryptic letter and key that a famous bootlegger from Oklahoma left for his son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 16, 2013

"An important evaluative study meriting serious public discussion."
We cannot rely on advances in molecular biology to beat the scourge of cancer. So argues journalist Leaf, who got interested in the subject via the impressive success story of the drug Gleevec, which effectively delivers targeted cancer therapy to certain leukemia patients. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"This memoir of anguish and struggle is a story of remarkable strength and unlikely, inexplicable resilience."
A historian sets out to discover his own past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 76ERS WITH IVERSON by Clifton Duquette
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"Even those with only a smattering of basketball interest will feel Duquette's boundless joy for the game."
Duquette brings every shot, dribble, pass and steal of the Philadelphia 76ers' glorious 2000-2001 basketball season to life—including the formative years leading up to the championship game—while presenting them through the eyes of a young boy. Read full book review >

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SCALP DANCE by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2015

"This fine procedural debut by Clifton, who's published several teen novels (Immortal Max, 2014, etc.), is made even more interesting by its detailed information on Native American ceremonies."
A tribal police officer fights inner demons as he investigates a series of killings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Lewis's paintings are homage to a simpler time and a close community; his luxurious watercolors portray houses, landscapes, and a town's main street lined with beautiful period automobiles. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A honeyed reminiscence of a real time and place sustains appreciation for its characters, and the gentle humor that informs their daily lives. Read full book review >