Search Results: "Michael Peterson"


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A BITTER PEACE by Michael Peterson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

"Peterson's presidents never come alive, but his politics are shrewd and he spins a fine intrigue: Herman Wouk, say, by way of William F. Buckley."
In a sequel to A Time of War (1990), former LBJ emissary Bradley Marshall takes on a diplomatic chore for Nixon: trying to persuade the South Vietnamese to sign a peace treaty that sells them out. Read full book review >

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SNAIL HAS LUNCH by Mary Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Not as natural as Frog and Toad's clever repartee but a good purchase for children not quite ready for books without pictures but ready for chapters. (Early reader. 6-9)"
Five busy chapters introduce a reticent snail to the glories of a garden. Read full book review >

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THREE GOOD THINGS by Lois Peterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An effective, quick, and involving story. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl struggles to care for her mentally ill mother as they wander from town to town. Read full book review >

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TRISKELLION 2 by Will Peterson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2009

"Only for those fans of the first who are dying to read the sequel. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
The breathless pace begun by authors Mark Billingham and Peter Cocks (writing semi-pseudonymously) in Triskellion (2008) continues unabated in the sequel. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

This is the delightful story of a middle-sized, Midwestern farm in Wisconsin as told in the first-person narration of Gary Peterson, husband of the author. Read full book review >

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THE IDEA OF HIM by Holly Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not every idea's a good one."
New York Times best-seller Peterson (The Manny, 2007) presents the tale of a PR executive who experiences a wake-up call when a mysterious woman challenges her to face reality and rearrange her priorities. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2011

"An intense, lyrical portrait of America's vulnerable underbelly."
Hopelessness dims this poignant tale of a young woman's tumultuous, modern American life. Read full book review >

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NO TURNING BACK by Beth Peterson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"His shock, horror, and grief are ultimately unconvincing, and, as a result, his survival never becomes of overriding concern to readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Dillon's friend Carol is dead, killed with a bullet intended for a falcon. Read full book review >

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JOCKEY GIRL by Shelley Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"This outing will thrill Peterson's fans—she has many in Canada—and should win her some new ones. (Fiction. 10-16)"
Classic misunderstood-child-and-damaged-horse with a modern twist. Read full book review >

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RHONDA THE RUBBER WOMAN by Norma Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A touching coming-of-age novel both wise and generous."
A posthumous first novel offers a refreshingly intelligent and wry take on a girl growing up with a less than ideal mother in small-town Pennsylvania during the late '30s and '40s. Read full book review >

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NORMAL LIKE US by Leif Peterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"A slyly impressive, poignant collection from a writer with great potential."
A varied, contemporary, character-driven collection of 14 stories infused with personality and life's interminable bounty. Read full book review >