Search Results: "M.H. Clark"


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YOU BELONG HERE by M.H. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"This lyrical picture book will draw readers under its soft wing, lulling children with its velveteen artwork and assured affirmations of each creature's special nook in such a spectacularly varied world. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A narrator whispers sweet assurances of belonging in the ear of a beloved, invoking animals' analogous habitats and hollows to bring the comforting ascriptions powerfully home. Read full book review >

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BUDDY by M.H. Herlong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A touching tale of hope, of holding on when you can, and of letting go when it's the right thing to do. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Twelve-year-old Li'l T offers an absorbing first-person account of a poor, tightly knit, multigenerational family's experience in Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, focused through the lens of Li'l T's relationship with a special dog named Buddy. Read full book review >

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MIXED FOURSOME by M.H. Burton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2012

"A solidly entertaining, mildly raunchy quartet of golfing capers."
A retired police detective turned wannabe golf professional can hardly find his way to the green without finding a body in Burton's fun mixture of mulligans and mayhem. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT WIDE SEA by M.H. Herlong
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fast-moving plot and life-or-death situations will keep readers interested, but uneven characters and a lack of connection with their plight will ultimately leave them empty. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Following the death of his wife, a father takes his three sons on a yearlong sailing trip. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1995

"A contribution to 19th-century American social and regional history that is as enjoyable as it is substantial."
A lively study of the real and the legendary American Midwest based on accounts by 300 foreign and domestic travelers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 28, 2000

"An agreeable snapshot of an interesting time and class in New York—but a less-than-satisfying historical critique. (b&w illustrations throughout, not seen)"
Entertaining if insubstantial look at the goings-on among late-19th-century New York's upper classes. Read full book review >

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THE FOURTH DIMENSION OF A POEM by M.H. Abrams
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 3, 2012

"A pleasant whiff of nostalgia for old libraries and older books, gently held and translated for us by a man who loves them."
A former professor and distinguished literary critic who will reach his 100th birthday this year offers a collection of essays and speeches dealing with the art of poetry and the nature of criticism. Read full book review >

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PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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CHARLES OLSON by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1991

"Told at a steady plod that takes Olson's ideas perhaps more seriously than warranted but that points steadily toward the writer's best work."
Life of Charles Olson (1910-70), the ego-driven poet known as Maximum, who fathered ``projective'' verse and became the grand old man of Black Mountain College. Read full book review >

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SHOCK RADIO by Leigh Clark
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An overdose of gore, perverted family values, a pathetically loathsome antihero, and an L.A. setting that we've seen done much better elsewhere."
Masked, ultraviolent psychokiller pursues a Los Angeles radio shock-jock in a gory, gruesome tale that even Howard Stern would call sick. Read full book review >