Search Results: "Catherine Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Seldom has a novelist so completely expressed, in both life and art, the contradictions of his moment. (Photographs)"
``All his life, Wilkie Collins was haunted by a second self,'' begins this briskly authoritative portrait of the greatest of all the Victorian sensationalists—and British academic Peters (Thackeray's Universe, 1987—not reviewed) convincingly applies her thesis both to Collins's life and his work. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE LACEY
by Vincent Scarpa

Ask Catherine Lacey for the origin story of her new novel, The Answers, and she won’t hesitate to give you the short answer: back pain. More specifically, an inexplicable and persistent back pain that greeted her in the midst of an emotionally turbulent period in her life marked by loss, upheaval, and complication; a time which occasioned, for Lacey, a ...


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CATHERINE BURNS
by Megan Labrise

To make it to the oratorical Valhalla that is The Moth Mainstage, you’ve got to have bravery, vulnerability, and a hell of a story to tell. You absolutely cannot have that story printed on sheets of paper.

“People wanted us to do a book for a long time...but I was a little bit reluctant because it’s The Moth—our storytellers ...


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STRANGE CREATURES by David Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A gallery of bizarre denizens, past and present, with vibrantly colorful illustrations and intriguing facts. Read full book review >

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PATIENT ZERO by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"However, the writing style is engaging, the complexity of information is appropriate for a middle to high school audience, and the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured, more than compensating for the deficiencies. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Few might regard the field of epidemiology as a first-rate opportunity for sleuthing, but this fascinating effort may change that. Read full book review >

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MAKING IT RIGHT by Marilee Peters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Restorative justice is slippery in both philosophy and practice; Peters gives readers the tools to begin to think critically about their own roles in resolving conflicts both large and small. (glossary, sources, index)(Nonfiction. 12-16)"
An overarching look at an alternative approach to punishment. Read full book review >

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NAKED ONCE MORE by Elizabeth Peters
Released: Sept. 6, 1989

"The plot, however, is rather nifty; the touch mostly light, and the entertainment level moderately high."
More fun and games for this prolific author's flamboyant Jacqueline Kirby—ex-librarian turned romance writer-sleuth (Die for Love, etc.). Read full book review >

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JESUS' PATH TO EARTH by Bill Peters
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2015

"A short but often engaging overview and interpretation of scriptural prophecies."
A spiritual guidebook centering on the biblical genealogy of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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CROCODILE ON THE SANDBANK by Elizabeth Peters
Released: March 10, 1975

"Here and there you might almost suspect that Miss Peters is twitting the category — in any case it's still loweroglyphics for those who barely read — anything better."
The period setting Miss Peters uses this time is to her advantage since she always was more then than now, and this follows in the intrepid footsteps of Miss Amelia Peabody (maiden lady) and the young woman (ex-maiden traduced) she salvages as they trip through the tombs of Egypt. Read full book review >

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BROTHER CADFAEL'S PENANCE by Ellis Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Persevere past the drumbeat of canned history in the opening chapter and you'll find the pace quickening to unfold one of Cadfael's most moving adventures, one that touches his own generous heart most closely."
The ruinous civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud for 12th-century England brings added heartache to Brother Cadfael (The Holy Thief, 1993, etc.) when he learns that his unacknowledged son, Olivier de Bretagne, has become a casualty. Read full book review >

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THE FALCON AT THE PORTAL by Elizabeth Peters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 1999

"Well-realized time and place; interesting, lively characters; and incomprehensible plot."
Professor and Amelia Emerson (The Ape Who Guards the Balance, 1999, etc.) are once again in Egypt, this time for the winter season of 1911, accompanied by son Ramses and adopted daughter Nefret. Read full book review >

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THE OFFICER'S CLUB by Ralph Peters
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Part murder mystery, part character study, totally entertaining. Peters has created a character worthy of a sequel."
The brutal murder of a beautiful young female lieutenant is at the center of this thriller by retired Army Lt. Col. Peters (The War After Armageddon, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >