Search Results: "Martin Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANY ASPECTS OF MOBILE HOME LIVING by Martin Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2000

"But Clark's resourceful misadventurers are all originals. (Book-of- the-Month Club alternate selection/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
Plausibility flies out the window early on in this black-comic caper about a North Carolina Superior Court judge's walk on the wild side—in a first novel that actually becomes more credible and absorbing as the complications multiply and the body count rises. Read full book review >

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THE LEGAL LIMIT by Martin Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2008

"A masterful mix of legal arcana and white-knuckle suspense, with a dollop of dirty pork-barrel politicking for good measure."
Two brothers and a murder are at the heart of this fine, meaty legal thriller from circuit-court judge Clark (Plain Heathen Mischief, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE JEZEBEL REMEDY by Martin Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Clark seems to potentially have a good thing here with Joe and Lisa Stone, who come across as a laid-back, country-rock spin on Nick and Nora Charles. They deserve another (and, yes, better) chance."
One character says it all: "Hired guns and secret formulas. Damn." Read full book review >

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PLAIN HEATHEN MISCHIEF by Martin Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2004

"With its impressive sweep and density, Clark's work triumphantly clears the second-novel hurdle. Don't miss it."
Big, boisterous and hugely enjoyable, Clark's second tracks the wild ride of a disgraced preacher across an American heartland pockmarked by scams and rackets. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1998

"For its historical and social significance, Children in Exile makes a valuable contribution to the literature of 20th-century Asian refugees."
A simple but moving memoir of three fiercely inspiring families. 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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Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Creative in its connections of genealogy and personal history."
An imaginative spiritual autobiography, by novelist and biographer Clark (James Beard, 1993; Mr. White's Confession, 1998; etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The fighting spirit of Allied paratroopers comes through with exciting clarity."
Well-told accounts of Allied airborne operations Market Garden and Plunder Varsity, conceived to break across the Rhine into Germany after the Normandy invasion. Read full book review >