Search Results: "Molly Peacock"


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PEACOCK by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2002

"Babbitt's small, exactly detailed vignettes seem to float alongside these concise, child-friendly, often (seemingly) artless poems, reinforcing their gnomic elegance. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers who cherish All the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished. 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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MOLLY by Nancy J. Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"A pathway of good intentions."
A first-timer enters the let's rewrite Lolita sweepstakes—and, hands down, doesn't win. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1999

"Essential for poetry novices yet thoroughly enjoyable for initiates, this illuminating handbook is a joy. (author tour)"
In a successful effort to demonstrate the value of her oft-neglected medium, poet and memoirist Molly Peacock (Paradise, Piece by Piece, 1998, etc.) guides the reader through 13 of her favorite poems with grace, humor, and warmth. Read full book review >

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PARADISE, PIECE BY PIECE by Molly Peacock
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 4, 1998

"Once free of inhibition, Peacock's adulthood grows out of childhood the way extraordinary fruits sometimes grow out of a waterless earth: stronger, more resilient, and bearing the kaleidoscope fruit of creativity."
In this, her first prose work, poet Peacock shares a profoundly intimate tale of coming to terms with her creative identity and her decision, vital to that identity, to remain without children. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK CRIES by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"More politics than novel. A movie version could be more interesting than the print."
A political drama set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges Dam project in China. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK & VINE by A.S. Byatt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Although brief, this is an inspiring homage that forges illuminating connections between two dynamos."
An impassioned dual appreciation of two 19th-century creators who turned their lives into art. Read full book review >

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CRY OF THE PEACOCK by Gina Barkhordar Nahai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"A bit much for one book, but a timely subject."
A fast-paced, four-generation story of an Iranian Jewish family—a story told as a novel but with lots of real history thrown in by Iranian-born Nahai, now living in the States. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING MOLLY by Sharyn Gale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2017

"A beautifully written and psychologically intelligent thriller."
In this novel, a mother desperately tries to find her abducted child—while receiving telepathic messages. Read full book review >

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FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK by Matthew Quick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"An artful, hopeful exploration of a teen boy in intense need. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen boy with a World War II pistol in hand is bent on murder and suicide. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF PERCIVAL PEACOCK by Russell Edson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Inspired silliness keeps the psychological allegory from weighing too heavily."
A bizarre first novel, almost entirely in dialogue, that scrambles ideas of family, control, gender, sexuality, and self— all of it avant-garde in style, very traditional and English in setting—by poet and experimental writer Edson (the prose poem The Reason Why the Closet-Man Is Never Sad, 1977, etc.). Read full book review >

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THREE HENS AND A PEACOCK by Lester L. Laminack
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Good farm fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
All is calm on the Tuckers' farm. Read full book review >