Search Results: "Walter Van Tilburg Clark"


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THE OX-BOW INCIDENT by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 16, 2001

"Virginia Kirkus herself, fearing a feminine bias, passed it on to an 'expert' in westerns, but he agreed: dullsville."
Since it first appeared in 1940, Clark's psychological western has steadily gained admirers, both in its original form, and as a popular film. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"It took a character of steel for Routledge to achieve what she did, and Van Tilburg calls her forth in all her headstrong, blunt, and turbulent glory."
Sure-footed biography of one of the first Europeans to give serious attention to Easter Island's cultural heritage. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"Exhilarating take on the daily life of a unique brand of doctor."
Four seasons in the life of a seemingly superhuman emergency wilderness physician. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 21, 2001

"A fitting memoir, told with dash and brio, from a unique and fascinating character."
A life well worth remembering is finely displayed in this oral autobiography of Walter—writer, poet, set designer, songscribe, editor, actor, etc.—as told to Clark (Motherwit, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A dense and closely argued piece of work. Since van de Leur often proceeds by feel—many original scores are lost—his attributions will doubtless be richly provocative to jazz fans. (Inventory of scores, compositions, and works on record)"
Jazz musician and historian van de Leur subjects Billy Strayhorn's musical arrangements to deep scrutiny and credibly finds them original, undervalued, frequently misattributed, and tasting of the sublime. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE SEYMOUR? by Walter Wick
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"This is more than a seek-and-find; it's a charming, interactive novelty. (discussion guide) (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creator of the I Spy series is a genius at designing and photographing tiny landscapes and kaleidoscopic dioramas. Read full book review >

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CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE: 10 OF THIS YEAR’S FINEST CRIMINOUS TALES
by J. Kingston Pierce

This is the fifth consecutive time I’ve assembled, for Kirkus, a year-end list of my favorite crime, mystery, and thriller novels published in the United States during the preceding 12 months. Nostalgia grips me warmly as I look back now at previous picks—from M.J. McGrath’s White Heat (2011) and Peter May’s The Blackhouse (2012) to Derek B. Miller’s Norwegian ...


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NEW IN FEBRUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

Is it too late to put together a short list of the February books I’m looking forward to? Ah well, I’m sorry—that question was clearly disingenuous, because obviously I’ve made the list regardless. There are so, so many new releases to be excited about, and the fact that I have a big pile of them on hand makes the sixteen ...


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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 >