Search Results: "Nancy Clark"


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THE HILLS AT HOME by Nancy Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Charming, old-fashioned, and leisurely: Reminiscent of Elizabeth Bowen or Muriel Spark, with petty strifes rendered truly as both comic (in their pettiness) and poignant (in their strife)."
A witty debut (first of a trilogy) about a New England clan whose members come together for a reunion—and can't quite manage to go home again. Read full book review >

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JULY AND AUGUST by Nancy Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"The Hills make amiable companions, but after awhile charm alone is not enough to sustain interest in a narrative of small moments lacking forward momentum."
A bucolic if bittersweet summer-long family reunion takes place nine years after a similar reunion that marked Clark's first novel in her trilogy about the Hills family of Towne, Mass (The Hills At Home, 2003). Read full book review >

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A WAY FROM HOME by Nancy Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2005

"Erudite evocations of time, people and place, all delivered in a dry and old-world voice, partly compensate for authorial excess and a vague narrative line."
Diamond-sharp social observation inspirits a literary romance. 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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CITY BLOOD by Clark Howard
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Jack-of-all- crimes Howard (Love's Blood, 1993, etc.) takes full advantage of the fact that, since his hero isn't a series character, anything could happen to him—right down to the quietly inconclusive ending."
Called to the scene of go-go dancer Ronnie Lynn's beating death, Chicago detective Joe Kiley and his partner, Nick Bianco, find a nasty lead: Tony, the boyfriend the victim was slated to meet, has the same name as Tony Touhy, kid brother of North Side mobster Phil Touhy, a silent partner in the club where she worked. 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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Clark's observations of British political life are acute and his gossip hilarious."
The diaries of Clark, who held cabinet positions under British prime ministers Thatcher and Major from 1986 to 1992, have already caused something of a sensation in the UK. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE SHE CAN by Bridie Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2007

"Predictable Devil Wears Prada clone."
In Clark's debut novel, an ambitious young editor is stretched to the limit when she takes a job with a monstrous book-publishing diva. (N.B.: The author once worked for book-publishing diva Judith Regan.) Read full book review >

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Released: June 6, 2011

"Though the book's message isn't new, patient readers may find new ways of thinking and relating to themselves and others."
Clark explores the idea of addiction as an American affliction, one that each of us must be aware of in order to recover. 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 >