Search Results: "Louise Peacock"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Utterly adept are Krudop's somber paintings; the purples and grays convey the mood of winter battle scenes, and expand on the details found in small archival etchings. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Peacock travels to historic sites from the Revolutionary War and weaves the history of Washington's crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton from three strands: straight details mingled with brief personal reflections; snippets from letters and documents of the time; and letters as they might have been penned by Harry, imagined as one of Washington's troops. Read full book review >

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AT ELLIS ISLAND by Louise Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"This last element is often ponderous and intrusive, an adult layer over what are children's voices, and ultimately limits the effectiveness of an otherwise artfully organized whole. (bibliography, websites) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-12)"
The voice of a fictional immigrant girl joins with those of historical narratives and the author's own to paint a portrait of Ellis Island and the children who passed through it. Read full book review >

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WILLOWGROVE by Kathleen Peacock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The back story is complicated enough that only dedicated fans of the first two titles will want to tackle this one. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Peacock brings her Hemlock werewolf trilogy to an appropriately bloody conclusion. Read full book review >

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SEPARATED by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A fast pace and brief chapters help sustain this shallow narrative but don't fully make up for the frustrating lack of substance. (Thriller. 8-12)"
A white boy from Buffalo experiences unexpected thrills on a trip to Sweden. Read full book review >

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THORNHILL  by Kathleen Peacock
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A semi-climactic confrontation leaves characters poised for Book 3; only series devotees will be as well. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The plot wallows as Mackenzie struggles to reunite with her werewolf boyfriend, Kyle, in this sequel to Hemlock (2012). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A lyrical, meditative rumination on art and the blossoming beauty of self that can be the gift of age and love."
Acclaimed poet Peacock (Second Blush, 2008, etc.) chronicles her fascination with the life of Mary Granville Pendarves Delany (1700-1788), a largely forgotten aristocrat who, at the age of 72, created a series of beautiful cut-paper botanical mosaics. Read full book review >

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HOME ACROSS THE ROAD by Nancy Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Not as sentimental as it could have been, Peacock's saga is actually a fascinating, carefully drawn portrait of life across five generations, full of personality and told with genuine vigor."
An amiable family saga set on a plantation in the Old and New South—replete with lust, theft, miscegenation, snobbery, betrayal, and many other traditional family values—by North Carolina novelist Peacock (Life Without Water, 1996). Read full book review >

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DOUBLE YOU by Shane Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A romantic spy thriller with a heart. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Seventeen-year-old Adam travels to Jamaica, home of legendary James Bond author Ian Fleming, to investigate a real-life spy mystery involving his grandfather. Read full book review >

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LIFE WITHOUT WATER by Nancy Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 1996

"In an accomplished debut, a dead-on rendition of the idealism and the emotional flux of an untraditional household."
First-novelist Peacock offers a canny child's-eye view of a euphoric but ultimately fragile experiment in communal living. Read full book review >

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The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock
Released: June 1, 2013

"A beautiful, heartbreaking tale of slavery that features a relatable cast of characters."
Peacock (A Broom of One's Own, 2008) offers a tragic love story set in 19th-century America. Read full book review >

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Lore and Order by Steve Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2014

"A sardonic, down-to-earth protagonist eases readers into a world of magic."
In this supernatural thriller, a warlock in Britain, helping the government ensnare his own kind, may have stumbled upon a revolution in the works. Read full book review >