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Martin Fillmore Clark

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Martin Clark is a Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and a 1984 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. In 1992 he was appointed as a juvenile and domestic relations district court judge for the Twenty-first Judicial Circuit and currently serves as a circuit court judge for the Virginia counties of Patrick and Henry and the city of Martinsville, Virginia, a job he has held since 1995. Martin's first novel, The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living, was a New York Times Notable Book for the year 2000, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, a finalist for the Stephen Crane First Fiction Award and appeared on several best-seller lists. The New York Times Magazine called Many Aspects "arguably the funniest legal thr ...more

Average rating: 3.44 · 113 ratings · 18 reviews · 0 distinct works · Similar authors
The Legal Limit

3.73 avg rating — 477 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Plain Heathen Mischief

3.53 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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3.49 avg rating — 523 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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The Jezebel Remedy

3.23 avg rating — 396 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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The Jezebel Remedy by Martin Clark
"This was a fast-paced "trip" through Southside Virginia, and I enjoyed meeting the characters along the way, including Lettie, M.J. Gold and the other small town folks one encounters. (A reader from Virginia's legal community will recognize many o..." Read more of this review »
The Legal Limit by Martin Clark
"This was a very good book and I found it hard to put down. I hope to read more of Mr Clark's work."
The Legal Limit by Martin Clark
"I really enjoyed this book, although the first 20 pages or so seemed to drag a bit. The overall story had lots of interesting twists and turns, some challenging dilemmas, pretty good character development. Two brothers: one a skeezy unsympathetic..." Read more of this review »
The Legal Limit by Martin Clark
"Something appealing about the characters and setting. Two brothers close growing-up and then further apart every year. Legal back-drop is kind of a bonus along with someone's full career arc. Another story with a credible workplace setting. I want..." Read more of this review »
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The Jezebel Remedy by Martin Clark
" Just send me your address and I'll send you the books. Go to www.martinclark.com and hit the contact tab and send me an email. Read LEGAL LIMIT first. ...more "
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“When you really want something, when you lust, seek, desire, await, anticipate or expect, when you sit in front of the TV after the late news twirling a plastic spoon in a bowl of lukewarm skim milk and saturated puffs of Special K, praying for nine or so hours to pass so that you can check the morning mail to see if the college accepted, the one-night stand wrote, the tax refund arrived or Publisher's Clearing House made you the winner of a dream house in Wisconsin, when you're really looking forward to something, that's when Fortuna dispatches a couple of her handmaidens to drop a load of shit on you.”
Martin Fillmore Clark, The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living

“(Mason) took a swig of his drink and shuddered. 'Whoa - little too strong there bartender.' He scrunched his face. 'Oh shit, I am the bartender.”
Martin Fillmore Clark, The Legal Limit

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