Martin Fillmore Clark

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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: 3.51 · 140 ratings · 21 reviews · 0 distinct works
The Legal Limit

3.74 avg rating — 541 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Plain Heathen Mischief

3.52 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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The Many Aspects of Mobile ...

3.48 avg rating — 593 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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The Jezebel Remedy

3.26 avg rating — 551 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living by Martin Clark
"I don’t usually peruse the mystery genre, but the title of this one caught me. Great characters and writing style. "
The Jezebel Remedy by Martin Clark
"I grabbed this book because it was listed under fictional humor. It wasn't the slap stick, laugh for 8hrs that I was expecting. It definitely had funny lines with twists and turns that keep you interested.

It was absolutely worth the listen." Read more of this review »
The Jezebel Remedy by Martin Clark
"What a book. Just when I thought I knew where it was going..surprise..it took another turn! Couldn't put it down.

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Extraordinary Adventures by Daniel Wallace
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The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living by Martin Clark
"I have no idea from where this book appeared on my shelf. This was Clark's first novel and as frequently happens with Vintage Contemporaries books, it was really a great read. The novel opens when a very hungover Judge Evers Wheeling is accosted b..." Read more of this review »
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Truevine by Beth Macy
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Great book by a genius writer. Just as she did in FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy writes nonfiction that seems like the very best fiction.
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The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts
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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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Crow Fair by Thomas McGuane
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Beasts of the Southern Wild and Other Stories by Doris Betts
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More of Martin's books…
“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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