Search Results: "Peter Cameron"


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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CAN'T-DANCE-CAMERON by Emily Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"Lovely to look at—and just kooky enough to keep readers engaged for the hoary message. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Can Cameron kick up a capercaillie ceilidh—a shindig, that is, a hoedown, a bird hop—in the ancient evergreen woodlands under the Cairngorms, or is he a grouse with two left feet? Read full book review >

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CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"Witty, intelligent, engrossing: Cameron (Andorra, 1997, etc.) offers a leisurely and old-fashioned narrative that nonetheless moves directly to a surprising but credible end."
An exceptionally moving and self-assured account of the odyssey of a young academic who sets off for South America to research the biography of an Uruguayan writer—and falls into a viper's nest of deception and intrigue. Read full book review >

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THE WEEKEND by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Vigor and directness save Cameron's portrait of the chattering classes from preciosity; this fine storyteller is wise as well as clever."
What's planned as a peaceful summer weekend instead stirs up all its participants' insecurities in this beautifully modulated novel of relationships, Cameron's fourth work of fiction (after the story collection Far-Flung, 1991). Read full book review >

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FAR-FLUNG by Peter Cameron
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"A weak, puppy-ish, unsatisfying collection."
Three stories at the book's end—all concerning the same Indiana family but all of whose characters are given long leash to act independently, non-conformingly, movingly—and the story ``Not the Point'' (a mother, having lost one teenage son to suicide, is anxious about her remaining teenage son's behavior) give notice that Cameron is able to write with emotional directness when he wants to. 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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FICTION
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Cameron's power is his ability to distill a particular world and social experience with great specificity while still allowing the reader to access the deep well of our shared humanity. (Fiction. YA)"
Cameron's meticulously voiced novel begins as a comedy of manners, wittily disarticulating a certain class of New Yorker, so it takes the reader awhile to catch onto the fact that it's actually a story about the psychological pain that comes from loneliness and the difficulty in making emotional connections. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES by James Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"While it can get bogged down in the minutiae of camera angles, set details, and the tedium of production, this is an illuminating, long-overdue book about the man who taught the world how to make a good film."
Curtis (Spencer Tracy, 2011, etc.) details just about every aspect of director and film production designer William Cameron Menzies (1896-1957).Read full book review >

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CAMERON AND THE GIRLS by Edward Averett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"Complex questions are carefully presented but answered too simply in this nevertheless intriguing exploration. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In an engaging if predictable cautionary tale, 14-year-old Cameron stops taking medications for his schizophreniform disorder and finds that his choice brings unwanted consequences. Read full book review >

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CORAL GLYNN by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"A slowly unfolding novel that paradoxically contains both engaging characters and wooden dialogue."
Shortly after World War II, Coral Glynn, a nurse, shows up at Hart House to take care of an elderly woman dying of cancer, and thus begins a series of unfortunate events. Read full book review >

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THE HALF YOU DON'T KNOW by Peter Cameron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Overall, though, the work in Cameron's first two collections isn't varied enough, in its characters, dramatic intentions, or settings, to require this ambitious repackaging. (Author tour)"
It used to be that authors didn't gather what they considered to be the best of their short fiction together until the twilight of their career. Read full book review >