Search Results: "Peter Coyote"


BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE by Richard Thornley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"For all the marvels and fantasies detailed here: a sluggish, fever-laden vision of history in which effects outweigh substance and mood overshadows meaning."
Nearly ten years after Thornley (Attempts to Join Society, 1986, etc.) won the George Orwell Memorial Prize for the film project of Coyote comes instead a period pieceboth ponderous and hallucinatoryfeaturing a nimble young British actor who journeys to 1830s America, ultimately to confront Death on the banks of the Mississippi. Read full book review >

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COYOTE by Colin Winnette
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"While there's a contemporary urgency to Winnette's novel, it's the small details (and how they are revealed) that give this story its considerable sting."
When a couple's young daughter vanishes, a carefully controlled way of life slowly and inexorably collapses. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Still, lively, visually splendid, and sure to appeal. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
Another trickster tale from McDermott (Raven, 1993, etc.), focusing on Coyote's foolish pride. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Children needing more specific information on the life cycle of the coyote can turn to Cherie Winter's Coyotes. (index) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Swinburne describes his observations of the coyote, an animal that seems equally at home in locations throughout the US: on a Vermont farm, in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, and in urban areas, e.g., near a swimming pool in Hollywood, California. Read full book review >

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Coyote by Kelly Oliver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"A fast-paced and thoroughly engaging whodunit set in the American West."
This latest Jessica James mystery from Oliver (Wolf, 2016, etc.) follows the feisty heroine as she leaves college and returns to her mother's trailer park in the tiny town of Whitefish, Montana. Read full book review >

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COYOTE by Catherine Reid
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 20, 2004

"Casts a fresh eye on the new canid in the neighborhood. (Line drawings)"
An appreciative piece of literary natural history chronicling the emergence of an eastern coyote population. Read full book review >

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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THE RAINMAN'S THIRD CURE by Peter Coyote
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"Presented with so many well-defined faces, there's guaranteed to be at least one Coyote, and probably more, that readers enjoy meeting."
An imperious and flawed father figure looms large in Coyote's artfully rendered chronicle of his intriguing journey from confused, privileged youth to enlightened Zen practitioner. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WHERE I FALL by Peter Coyote
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

This autobiographical look at 1960s hippie culture from the point of view of actor Coyote (E.T., Outrageous Fortune, etc.) tends more toward observation than introspection. Read full book review >

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COYOTE TALES by Thomas King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Though usually cast as the trickster, Coyote is more victim than victimizer, making this a nice complement to other Coyote tales. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two republished tales by a Greco-Cherokee author feature both folkloric and modern elements as well as new illustrations. Read full book review >

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Released: May 27, 2012

"A sluggish adventure that taxis but never takes off."
In this highflying thriller, a graying hero jets between special ops and corporate meetings. 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 >