Search Results: "Platte F. Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

FLUFF DRAGON by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"A Bieber joke at about the 100-page mark justifies the entire book. It will be dated by the end of the year, but by then, readers will be eagerly waiting for the next volume. (Fantasy. 8-13)"
This is a book that shouldn't work. Read full book review >

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BAD UNICORN by Platte F. Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Like a comedian repeating the same joke louder each time: at first funny, then annoying; finally, just sad. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Harry Potter meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid in an initially witty debut that ultimately collapses. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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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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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 >

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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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LOVE AMONG THE RUINS by Robert Clark
Released: July 1, 2001

"Slow-motion, but a crash just the same."
A foray into the "war summer" of 1968 that illuminates well the complexities, sensibilities, and passions of the time, if stumbling a bit in its storytelling. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A pleasurable collection for cooks of all skill levels."
Delightful seasonal recipes from popular New York Times food columnist Clark (In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Told mainly through intimate glimpses into the past, this is a valuable addition to the body of works on the Columbia River region."
An original and vibrant account of the Columbia River's hold on the imagination of individuals and cultures, Native American and European, who settled and explored its banks and imbued it with their disparate spiritual and material values. Read full book review >