Search Results: "Robert Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

JAMES BEARD by Robert Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Clark is also generously appreciative, without fawning, of Beard's real gifts and contributions. (Photos)"
``Born fat to a food-obsessed mother,'' as Clark (former editor of The Journal of Gastronomy) puts it, America's preeminent foodie (1903-85) was an overstuffed child whose acting career was foiled by his enormous bulk—and who eventually turned the catering, cooking lessons, and food-writing he was doing just to get by into a career that made him ``a star in the dwarf constellation'' of the New York food world. Read full book review >

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MR. WHITE'S CONFESSION by Robert Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 1998

"Despite its florid subject, then: a gently, powerfully moving demonstration of the ways, as White concludes, that 'we are but memory enfleshed by love.' (Author tour)"
Clark's second fictional slice of St. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Wildly ambitious in scope and driven by the author's passion for the city."
Novelist and historian Clark (Love Among the Ruins, 2001, etc.) delivers a besotted, occasionally unwieldy examination of the lore surrounding Florence's Arno River, centered around the great flood of 1966. Read full book review >

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IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER by Robert Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Still, his ability to see the value in a lost, often ridiculed, way of life is valuable, as is his tidy narrative technique. (First printing of 50,000; $75,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A first novel by the biographer of James Beard tries to recapture the moral issues of 1950s America, a time when WASPish reticence and conservative social values reigned. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A fast-paced adventure story that will engage young readers."
In Selby's debut young-adult adventure novel, a boy hits the road during the Depression and finds friends, foes and a fire-breathing dragon. Read full book review >

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ONE OF THE GUYS by Robert Clark Young
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"The opening situation is a cliché (the priest's gay) that provides entry to an unamusing recital of experiences odd, often brutal, and ultimately inert to the main character, if not to the reader."
A debut novel built from a one-line premise: porn-shop worker finds dead Navy chaplain in a stall, assumes his identity, boards ship, let the fun begin. 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: 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 >

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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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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2000

"Useful for scholars and for admirers of Warren's work who are very familiar with the author's life and career. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Ten years of essentially unrevealing letters from a formative period of the poet and novelist best known for All the King's Men and as the first Poet Laureate of the United States. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

The Berlin Project by Gregory Benford

One of ...


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