Search Results: "Bill Cameron"


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PROPERTY OF THE STATE by Bill Cameron
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"An eminently satisfying series opener for mystery fans who want their downtrodden detectives to be appealing, clever, and unafraid of action. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Foster teen Joey narrates events as he slowly uncovers a convoluted mystery, with a soupçon of romance added for spice. Read full book review >

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BILL GOLDSTEIN
by Mark Athitakis

In 1922 the poet Ezra Pound wrote that “the Christian Era ended at midnight on Oct. 29-30 of last year”—that is, the moment James Joyce finished writing Ulysses. Pound’s pronouncement helped stoke a kind of folk tale that has accompanied the novel ever since. Joyce unleashed his experimental masterwork, the story goes, and then the rest of the literary world ...


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BILL ROORBACH
by Gregory McNamee

Bobby Mullendore, a sixth grader, has just committed the perfect crime: he’s excused himself, permanently, from school with a crafty stratagem, and now he’s on the loose, ready to enjoy a Huck Finn existence of wandering in the woods of a country estate. Alas, those woods hold other plans for him, for a man who “smelled of cologne” and “looked ...


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PAISLEY HANOVER KISSES AND TELLS by Cameron Tuttle
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2010

"Jam-packed with snarky observations and razor-sharp dialogue, this is teen chick lit with a brain. (Fiction. YA)"
Sassy Paisley Hanover is back in action to defend her unpopular peers (aka the Unpops) in this spunky sequel to Paisley Hanover Acts Out (2008). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"A self-indulgent self-help experiment that yields little."
One man's futile quest to live up to Benjamin Franklin's famous virtues. Read full book review >

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NATURAL ENEMIES by Sara Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1993

"Nicely done eco-thriller in a fascinating African setting."
An American reporter attaches himself to the testy Kenyan policeman working to solve a gory murder discovered by the journalist. Read full book review >

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THE EVIDENCE ROOM by Cameron Harvey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"A promising debut whose ending doesn't quite live up to the rest of the story."
A Florida police officer and a nurse tackle a cold case. Read full book review >

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THE LAWS OF RETURN by Cameron Stracher
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"Lord Buckley monologues. (First printing of 25,000; author tour)"
Seemingly autobiographical debut by Manhattan-based attorney Stracher tells the story of Colin Stone (Hebrew name Chaim, for his late grandfather), raised as a secular Jew by his intellectual parents. Read full book review >

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FAR-FLUNG by Peter Cameron
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"A weak, puppy-ish, unsatisfying collection."
Three stories at the book's end—all concerning the same Indiana family but all of whose characters are given long leash to act independently, non-conformingly, movingly—and the story ``Not the Point'' (a mother, having lost one teenage son to suicide, is anxious about her remaining teenage son's behavior) give notice that Cameron is able to write with emotional directness when he wants to. Read full book review >

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CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Witty, intelligent, engrossing: Cameron (Andorra, 1997, etc.) offers a leisurely and old-fashioned narrative that nonetheless moves directly to a surprising but credible end."
An exceptionally moving and self-assured account of the odyssey of a young academic who sets off for South America to research the biography of an Uruguayan writer—and falls into a viper's nest of deception and intrigue. Read full book review >

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THE WEEKEND by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Vigor and directness save Cameron's portrait of the chattering classes from preciosity; this fine storyteller is wise as well as clever."
What's planned as a peaceful summer weekend instead stirs up all its participants' insecurities in this beautifully modulated novel of relationships, Cameron's fourth work of fiction (after the story collection Far-Flung, 1991). Read full book review >