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Mary Higgins Clark: A Biography [NOOK Book]

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Adversity was the driving force behind bestselling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark's international success. The death of Clark's first husband - under circumstances similar to those in which she lost her father as a young girl - left her in a desperate situation. Raising five children alone on limited means, Clark turned to novel writing to supplement her income. Although Clark's success wasn't instant, she eventually forged...
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Overview

ABOUT THE BOOK

Adversity was the driving force behind bestselling suspense author Mary Higgins Clark's international success. The death of Clark's first husband - under circumstances similar to those in which she lost her father as a young girl - left her in a desperate situation. Raising five children alone on limited means, Clark turned to novel writing to supplement her income. Although Clark's success wasn't instant, she eventually forged a brilliant career with her storytelling talents, and created a multimillion dollar, international brand.

At various points, some professional commentators have criticized Clark's novels as formulaic and poorly written. Ever-resilient, Clark chalks this criticism up to the critics' belief that if the masses like it, it can't be good. She believes the most important critics are her readers and that her chief talent is "storytelling," rather than writing. With more than 40 bestselling books that masses of readers all over the world buy regardless of the critics' opinions, Clark looks like she will have the last laugh.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Anita Felicelli is a writer and an attorney. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a triple major in Rhetoric, Interdisciplinary Studies (art and design), and English, she attended Boalt Hall Law School and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She worked as a litigator for eight years before commencing a full-time writing and editing career. Anita's first book of poetry was published in 2010. She has experience writing and editing on topics as diverse as law, medicine, film, books and travel. An intrepid cook and arts enthusiast, Anita lives in Northern California with her husband and two corgis.

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Although Clark's novels are often shelved with other mysteries, her strength lies more in her ability to manipulate the reader's emotional investment, in keeping the reader in a state of creeped-out suspense, than in the crafting of a taut mystery. A few of her novels bear some of

Agatha Christie's influence, but they are more obviously marked by a Daphne du Maurier sensibility. Clark found the premise for her first suspense novel Where Are the Children? by asking "what if?" when she read about Alice Crimmins, a young mother on trial in New York, accused of deliberately murdering her five-year-old son and three-year-old daughter. The novel is about a beautiful young woman who is convicted of murdering her two children. The woman's attorney gets the conviction overturned, and she moves away and starts a new life. But when she has two more children with another man, who also go missing in the same way, the nightmare starts all over again.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Mary Higgins Clark: A Biography
+ Introduction
+ How Mary Higgins Clark Got Her Start
+ Becoming the Queen of Suspense
+ Personal Life
+ ...and much more
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014362719
  • Publisher: Hyperink Mary Higgins Clark Bio
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 26
  • Sales rank: 756,371
  • File size: 483 KB

Meet the Author

Anita Felicelli is a writer and an attorney. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a triple major in Rhetoric, Interdisciplinary Studies (art and design), and English, she attended Boalt Hall Law School and Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. She worked as a litigator for eight years before commencing a full-time writing and editing career. Anita's first book of poetry was published in 2010. She has experience writing and editing on topics as diverse as law, medicine, film, books and travel. An intrepid cook and arts enthusiast, Anita lives in Northern California with her husband and two corgis.
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