Search Results: "Tom Clark"


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HARD TIMES by Tom Clark
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"A sharply written rebuttal of prevailing orthodoxies about the realities of global economics after 2008."
Guardian contributor Clark and Heath (Sociology/Univ. of Manchester) seek "to identify the distinctive social maladies that flow from economic stagnation…in Britain and the United States." 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"An earnest reflection on war and peace from a commander's unique point of view."
Leadership lessons from a life of war and peace. Read full book review >

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THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU by Elizabeth Berg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"More cynical than her usual Anne Tyler-lite approach, Berg's depiction of her characters' mid-life follies and ongoing struggles with the specter of aging is at times hilarious, at times sad, but this time she steers clear of the maudlin to go for the jugular."
A 40th high-school reunion reawakens old insecurities and crushes among former geeks, jocks, wallflowers and beauty queens. 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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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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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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THE LAW OF ANGELS by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 12, 2011

"Intricately plotted and rich in vivid historical detail, the three interlocking mysteries create an engrossing, fascinating tale."
Sister Hildegard again defends the innocent amid political intrigue in medieval Yorkshire (The Red Velvet Turnshoe, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PARLIAMENT OF SPIES by Cassandra Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"Mystery takes a back seat to copious historical detail in Hildegard's pleasing fourth adventure."
Sister Hildegard has had many a foreign adventure, but her latest escapade in 14th-century England is more dangerous than most. 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 >