Nan Clark releases 4th fun book

Nan Clark has released her 4th book, Magnificat Puns, a humorous dedication to cats starring Magnificat, with over 50 brainteasers and pictures. Photo by Amanda Marinaccio

If you like cats and enjoy humorous puzzles, then this book is purrfect.

Long time Bronx resident, Nan Clark, who has lived in Edgewater Park for over 10 years, always had a passion for writing and pride in her sense of humor.

Clark’s forth book, Magnificat Puns, published in April, is a demonstration of her passion in a dedication to cat puns and brainteasers through 50 pictures and puzzles.

“All the puns are in relation to a cat or word associated with it,” said Clark. “At the end of the book you can rate your purrformance.”

A dog person herself, Clark selected our feline friends as the focus because there seemed to be limitless possibilities for the play on words.

A part time teacher at Bronx Community College, Clark has been working on the book over 20 years, toying with different concepts and in search of an artist to accurately depict her ideas.

“It took so many years because I had so much trouble finding a satisfactory artist,” said Clark, who ended up choosing Eric Brake for the book’s animation.

Some of her other releases include Play Time, a book of piano pieces for children, The Worlds Greatest Star Trek Quiz, and Step Out In Faith, a self-published book of hymns.

“Everyone has different talents, and you should use what God gave you,” said Clark. “So far I have had a wonderful reaction to the book.”

Clark and Brake will be holding a book signing on Saturday, June 27, in the meeting room of St. Frances de Chantal Church from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and on Saturday, July 11 at St. Theresa’s Parish from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Magnificat Puns is sold for $ 12.95 and will be available for purchase, along with all her other books, at the signings. It is also available online through Barnes & Noble at

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