Search Results: "Nancy J. Peters"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAMS OF DREAMS by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2000

"A lovely little book that keeps on ringing in your head long after you've finished it."
Two fetchingly lyrical short works by the Borges-like Italian author of Pereira Declares (1996), etc. "The Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa: A Delirium" (1994) is an elegant threnody describing the great Portuguese poet's approach to death as a meditative series of "meetings" with his "heteronyms" (fictional alter egos) and reflections on his political and aesthetic ideals. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A volume that will appeal to all who cherish their right to read uncensored the outpourings of the human heart."
A fascinating assortment of material—newspaper articles, transcripts, photographs, letters from the principals, commentary—on the 1957 obscenity trial in San Francisco that pitted the "people" against City Lights, the bookshop that published and sold Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems. Read full book review >

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Poseidon & Cleito by Andrew J. Peters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2016

"A fresh twist on an old sea myth, complete with magic, intrigue, and plenty of old-school adventures."
A novel offers a historical reimagining of ancient tribes, the story of Atlantis, and the man who would become known as Poseidon, Bridler of the Sea. Read full book review >

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Werecat: The Rearing by Andrew J. Peters
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 27, 2013

"An innovative take on the shape-shifter genre; this first offering in a gay fantasy series should garner a large following."
In Peters' first installment of a planned fantasy series, a newly turned shape-shifter strives to maintain his humanity while satisfying the demands of his creator and lover. Read full book review >

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NANCY MACLEAN
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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE FOOL'S PATH by Nancy J. Attwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2005

"Although the fairy-tale machinery creaks, the lively backdrop of medieval manners and mores ensures a gratifying journey."
Romantic legend receives a solid grounding in social realism in this engaging historical melodrama, the first of a planned trilogy set in the imaginary 13th-century kingdom of Lothemia. Read full book review >

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PERMED TO DEATH by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Careless writing, romance novel dialogue, and a plot with more tangles than an uncombed perm: a less-than-compelling debut."
Hairstylist and salon owner Marla Shore knows it's going to be one of those days when Bertha Kravitz, the appointment she'd accommodatingly squeezed in first thing in the morning, drinks the coffee she also demands from Marla and drops dead. Read full book review >

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I WAS A FIFTH-GRADE ZEBRA by Nancy J. Hopper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"Still, it's a fun read that's bound to appeal to its target audience. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Hopper (The Queen of Put-Down, 1991) offers another light, humorous story focusing on the self-consciousness of preadolescence. Read full book review >

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THE INTERRUPTED EDUCATION OF HUEY B by Nancy J. Hopper
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"A disappointing effort. (Fiction. 12+)"
During his last semester, Huey imperils his graduation by nearly destroying his hitherto exemplary school record. Read full book review >

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HAIR RAISER by Nancy J. Cohen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 5, 2000

"If you crave a charismatic heroine with a touch of Yiddishkeit, skip this one and pray for Marissa Piesman's return."
Cohen's follow-up to Permed to Death (1999) is about as echt hamishe, and as distinctive, as Levittown; although she uses (or misuses) a Yiddish phrase every ten pages or so, the standard-issue plot and characters could have been shipped to Marla Shore's Fort Lauderdale from any gutsy-girl-who-pokes-her-nose-where-it doesn't-belong-and-gets-herself-into-trouble-and-romance classic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER KNOTS by Nancy J. Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"All the creme rinse in the world couldn't untangle this shaggy dog."
Overeating isn't the only danger when a Florida hairdresser and her fiancé take a Caribbean cruise. Read full book review >