Search Results: "Meg Waite Clayton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WEDNESDAY DAUGHTERS by Meg Waite Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"Contrived and convoluted in effecting feel-good spirituality."
This sequel to The Wednesday Sisters (2008) follows a second generation of sensitive friends as they travel to a cottage in England's Lake District to uncover secrets and bond, as Clayton's female characters are wont to do. Read full book review >

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THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS by Meg Waite Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"Formulaic."
A story of female friendship in Palo Alto evokes the '60s, including the stirrings of second-wave feminism. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS by Meg Waite Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Though Clayton telegraphs her political points along with her plot and characterizations, there is a definite market for this kind of self-congratulatory women's empowerment. This one meets all the requirements of Book Club Lit."
Clayton's latest novel (The Wednesday Sisters, 2008, etc.) concerns four highly successful women exploring their friendship, along with the secrets they have shared and kept from each other for years. Read full book review >

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THE RACE FOR PARIS by Meg Waite Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"A must for World War II buffs and fans of sharp, boundary-busting female characters."
Clayton (The Wednesday Daughters, 2013, etc.) explores the lives of two courageous women—journalists who set out to document Paris' liberation from the Nazis in 1944 (and find themselves ensconced in a bit of a love triangle in the process).Read full book review >

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THE LANGUAGE OF LIGHT by Meg Waite Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2003

"A horsy soaper."
First-timer Clayton takes a decorous stroll down memory lane. Read full book review >

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MEG by Steve Alten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Weightless characters on a choppy sea—but hellishly riveting. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Disney; Literary Guild main selection)"
As Jaws meets Jurassic Park, Meg (short for megladon) brings us a 60-foot, 20-ton prehistoric shark with a nine-foot-wide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MEG by C. Leigh Purtill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Flat characters and a plot that seems to meander aimlessly at times keep this from reaching its full potential. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Meg (16) is moving again, following her sister's whims as she pursues first a string of jobs and then a new boyfriend around the country. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEVOUS MEG by Gerry Bothmer
Released: April 1, 1962

"The delicious goodness in 'bad' little girls comes rollicking through, thanks to the wit and charm of these gleeful episodes."
Mayhem and merriment combine in equal doses and descend on the quiet little village of June Hill, Sweden, whenever mischievous Meg and her devoted follower, baby-sister-Betsy, decide to exercise their potent imaginations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Perhaps it's time to chime in on her rallying cry: 'Boycott dinosaur lunch boxes! No more dinosaur books at story time!' As if—but she makes a strong case. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
For children (and grown-ups) who are sick of dinos, dinos, dinos 24/7, here's a plea from "Meg Atherium" to remember the giant prehistoric mammals. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND by Rita Williams-Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An African-American youngster is happiest when he can play his harmonica with his bluesman grandfather until tragedy removes the music from his life. Read full book review >

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MEG GOLDBERG ON PARADE by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
An eager spectator happily becomes an enthusiastic participant in a New York City parade. Read full book review >