Search Results: "Peter Bart"


BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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BART FUBBLES by Pat Warren
Released: Jan. 21, 2015

"Warning: attempts to use this as a read-aloud may result in a laughing, unruly audience.
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A humorous picture book about an unusually gassy young boy. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 26, 2003

"Proof that truth must indeed be stranger than fiction, since tales like these, for all their brisk, sad veneer, couldn't stand on their own for a minute without the tabloid promise of real-life prototypes."
Variety editor Bart's first foray into self-identified fiction is a cycle of stories featuring the residents and hangers-on at Hollywood's fashionable Starlight Terrace. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"An irresistible insider's account of one of Hollywood's most vital and storied eras."
Hollywood, the psychedelic years. Read full book review >

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ST. BART BREAKDOWN by Don Bruns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2008

"An interesting background can't redeem derivative characters, lifeless dialogue and a story line that wants to rock but mostly falls short."
A rock 'n' roll reporter seeks a killer interview with a rock 'n' roll producer and almost gets it, but not in a nice way. Read full book review >

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TEN-GALLON BART by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A quick-draw of quick-witted guffaws, guaranteed to get your goat and make readers grin. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meet Ten-Gallon Bart, sheriff of Dog City, the most peaceful town in the West, because he's done a bang-up job. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

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PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >

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PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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TEN-GALLON BART BEATS THE HEAT by Susan Stevens Crummel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Crummel's cheeky narrative (with several clever turns of phrase and lots of onomatopoeia) and Donohue's quirky, textured layered-paper illustrations complement one another to a T in this substantial frontier yarn. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Blistering heat drives a California canine to the Alaska gold rush. Read full book review >

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PETER O'TOOLE by Robert Sellers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"This engrossing biography of an often excruciatingly difficult though uniquely gifted actor should encourage readers to seek out some of O'Toole's many memorable film performances."
The life and career of enigmatic stage and film actor Peter O'Toole (1932-2013). Read full book review >