Search Results: "Marilyn J. Clay"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS AND LIES by Marilyn J. Clay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2012

"The information on the ill-fated Jamestown colony is the best feature of this follow-up to Clay's first Jamestown novel (Deceptions, 2010), which is otherwise a run-of-the-mill historical romance with very little mystery."
A group of young women are sent from England to the Jamestown colony in 1620 to become wives of the settlers. Read full book review >

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JACKPOT JUSTICE by Marilyn J. Wooley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"The prose is brisk and clear, the heroine appealing; what is neither clear nor convincing is the rambling, shapeless plot or the overpopulated clutch of disagreeable characters who make this a debut not for the squeamish."
A first novel introducing Cassandra "Cassie" Ringwald, Ph.D., of Cedar Grove in northern California, a clinical psychologist hired by lawyer Richard Peck for her first job: a forensic evaluation of his client Homer Johnson. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Abraham the dreamer felt cut from honest cloth; Abraham the overachiever, who has won out by book's end, is a bad copy."
A heartfelt but ultimately tedious journey of discovery for two corporate execs who shuck the rat race and hit the road. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTS 'N' UNCLES by Clay Rice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A lively introduction to distant places with some deeply unfortunate visuals. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Silhouette artist Rice offers another imaginative tale using his intricate cut-paper designs. Read full book review >

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THEA'S TREE by Judith Clay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"With its droll paintings and fablelike story, the book will appeal to those whose tree-hugging instincts and good wishes for the Earth's future are intact. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although Thea has grown up in an ugly brick city without trees, flowers or plants (is it in Europe or North America?), her parents remember trees with fondness. Read full book review >

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USED-UP BEAR by Clay Carmichael
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A joyous ending, in which Bear admires himself 'all morning in the mirror,' brings great relief, as well as a message of love and loyalty. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This story of a well-loved, fraying stuffed toy features a protagonist suffering heartbreaking sadness and misery. Read full book review >

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BEAR AT THE BEACH by Clay Carmichael
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Clara's presence at the end musters only cold comfort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A depressing fable about Clara's toy bear who longs in vain for a father and makes futile gestures to reach him: ``message after message in paper ships'' and a sand sculpture (``It is a hard thing to watch your father wash away''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Significant historical acts and events are here put into unique perspective by a participant. (Memoir. 11-14)"
A posthumous Holocaust memoir from the youngest person on Oskar Schindler's list. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BROTHER, BROTHER by Clay Carmichael
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A soppy, at times sanctimonious melodrama that still entertains. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
With his grandmother dead, 17-year-old Billy "Brother" Grace has nothing...except a family mystery. Read full book review >

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SANTIAGO AND THE DRINKING PARTY by Clay Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A rather aimless chronicle of exile and discovery."
Morgan (Aura, 1983—not reviewed) tells the story of a restless Yankee who goes south of the border to find the magic that eludes him at home—but who can't figure out what to do with it once he's there. Read full book review >