A Southern Classic

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This book is reminiscent of “To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee and is one book that will remain on my Kindle. Set in the 1980′s in a small Mississippi town it is story about a boy’s coming of age in a place where things haven’t changed much since the civil rights movement. When Jason Lee Rainey starts school he Read the rest of this entry »

An Important and Moving Read

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Giving the gift of experience is one of the most important functions of literature as is conveying important moral messages and lessons. The Clock of Life does both extraordinarily well. You gotta love a book that lets you walk in the shoes of the characters, feel their hearts and souls and live their lives. This is just such a novel. The author has Read the rest of this entry »

A Must Read

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The South’s ugly past (and present) struggle with racism has been the topic of many novels, but few authors have handled the post-Civil Rights Movement period with such skill as Nancy Klann in The Clock of Life. How did the South handle friendships between white and black students in recently-desegregated schools? What happened to the Vietnam War veterans after their Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoyable and Memorable Read

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Jason Lee Rainey lives in Hadlee, Mississippi in the 70s and 80s. He knows nothing about his deceased father until his first day of school when his mother tells the boy that his father was a hero. As the novel progresses, the story of his hero father slowly unfolds and coincides with Jason Lee’s coming-of-age struggles to grow into a Read the rest of this entry »

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`I mean, whatever you do, make sure you stay one step ahead of the second hand.’ These are just some of the wise and wily words spoken by Uncle Mooks, our main character Jason Lee’s Vietnam War veteran uncle, and this terrifically successful book is just brimming over with such bits of insight and wisdom and humor and a true Read the rest of this entry »

Beautifully Written and Profound

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Wow. What a beautifully written, profound novel. The Clock Of Life is a coming of age story with a healthy dose of historical fiction. The characters and their relationships are authentic and well-developed. Descriptive phrasing and imagery perfectly captures small town life in the deep South. The author nailed the deep Mississippi dialect. She includes just enough slang and phonetic Read the rest of this entry »

Sensitive Yet Powerful

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Not only was this book beautifully written, but the depth of the characters was as incredible and the story was powerful. In addition, the author draws you into the story with such amazingly believable dialect and mannerisms for the small-town southern mixed culture of the 70s and 80s. The relationships she develops between the characters, some simple and some more Read the rest of this entry »

Powerful, Discussible Story

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What a powerful story (it made me cry, but for a good reason)! I enjoyed the characters and really felt for them (which makes or breaks a book for me). The events within the story also felt realistic to me for the time period (Small town Mississippi in the 1980′s). So many different ideas were covered within this story I Read the rest of this entry »

Atmosphere and Characterization

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Many of the reviews here do a fine job of summarizing and evaluating this novel. I’ll just add a couple of impressions that have particularly lingered with me (I read the book months ago). The characterization of Vietnam veteran Uncle Mooks is nuanced and intriguing. It crossed my mind that a novel about his earlier life would be one I’d Read the rest of this entry »

Vivid storytelling

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April 29, 2013 – I have not been so engrossed by a book since my college years – and that was a LONG time ago. Ms. Moren’s descriptions of the characters, events and even the weather are so real that one actually feels they are IN the story. Harper Lee is one of my favorite authors of all time. I Read the rest of this entry »

A Youth Masterpiece.

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The book “The Clock of Life” by Nancy Klann-Moren is the powerful story of a boy, Jason Lee, growing up in the South where racism was still very common. Jason Lee, a strong-minded White boy, never conformed to the ideas which prevailed in Mississippi throughout his upbringing. He always looked for answers about why things were the way they were. Read the rest of this entry »

The Clock of Life

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I usually don’t read novels because after the first few pages I get turned off by the books. However, Nancy Klann Moren’s book The Clock of Life, held my interest from page one until its end. To me, the read reminded me of the classic kinds of great novels that I read many years ago in high school and college. Read the rest of this entry »