Search Results: "Meg Waite Clayton"


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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 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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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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FOOTFALLS IN MEMORY by Terry Waite
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In other hands such a work might seem a curious indulgence, but Waite's frankness and faith make this slender book surprisingly moving."
Waite, who was taken hostage in Beirut in 1987 while negotiating the release of other Western hostages, spent 1,760 days in captivity. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES THE WOLF by Urban Waite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A tale of greed and violence and loyalty and of fathers and sons who communicate in silences, 'fearful of what response might come, of what truths might be revealed.'"
Wild things haunt the Northern Cascades' evergreen slopes and valleys in Waite's (The Carrion Birds, 2013, etc.) third novel. Those most feral walk on two legs.Read full book review >

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A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >

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AN AWESOME BOOK OF LOVE! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As with most books that have an inherent tension within, readers will either enthusiastically respond to this title, with its outsider, hipster vibe, or pass due to its lack of polish and resistance to easily fitting into any single reader category. (Picture book. All ages)"
Clayton, the former self-publishing phenom, continues his series of books about awesomely big concepts. Here, he proclaims and exalts love in language best described as rhyming stream of consciousness. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Judy Waite
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Not particularly subtle, but gripping and memorable. (Fiction. YA)"
Absorbing inside perspective of life in a cult, told in a first-person limited voice. Read full book review >

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THE CARRION BIRDS by Urban Waite
Released: April 16, 2013

"Fierce and lyrical."
Wild West noir from Waite (The Terror of Living, 2011), his second literary effort. Read full book review >