Search Results: "Peter Crane"


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GINKGO by Peter Crane
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2013

"An entertaining introduction to botanical lore."
Crane (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies/Yale Univ.) shares his fascination with the ginkgo tree. Read full book review >

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POSTER BOY by Dede Crane
CLASSICS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"It's a three-hankie weeper. (Fiction. YA)"
Cruising along on the fringes of stoner life is cool with 16-year-old Gray Fallon. Read full book review >

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YOU MUST BE THIS HAPPY TO ENTER by Elizabeth Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Too often exalts glibness over insight."
Bad reality-TV concepts and self-help jargon dog the protagonists of Crane's third collection (All This Heavenly Glory, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 2, 2011

"This quick read is a mixed bag of dark, disturbing stories, with a couple of literary gems."
A collection of contemporary short stories with some touches of magic realism. Read full book review >

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SYMPATHY by Dede Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2006

"An affecting work with a ring of authenticity."
Crane's intensely engrossing, well-wrought debut explores an unorthodox relationship between a trauma victim and her doctor in Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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SOLD TO MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"So although this entry in the long-running series (Miss Seeton Rules, 1994, etc.) has more mystification and less pottering about the village than usual, you'd need a Ouija board to put together the pieces before, or even after, Miss Seeton."
A crime wave in Miss Emily Seeton's placid corner of Kent? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Long and densely packed, but full of revelations about this important avatar of American Modernism. (illustrations, not seen)"
From the poet Hart Crane's surviving 1,200 letters, a choice selection of 350 (141 published for the first time, and others for the first time in full) that shed substantial light on his creative process, his aesthetics, and the key moments of his life. Read full book review >

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SKIN DEEP by E.M. Crane
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2008

"Still, fans of Deb Caletti and Sarah Dessen will probably enjoy it, and readers can hope that Crane's next plot lives up to her prose. (Fiction. YA)"
A thoughtful, lonely girl with a difficult mother and a fear of bullying, Andrea Anderson watches her classmates (a metaphor of stage and audience recurs throughout but doesn't quite gel) and stagnates. Read full book review >

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SWEET MISS SEETON by Hamilton Crane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The story's last-minute murder defies belief, with its full- of-holes motive, but, still, there's fun to be had with a full cast of endearingly zany villagers, the loony London art scene, and the ever gently intuitive Miss Seeton."
Yet another entry in the series created by the late Heron Carvic and featuring retired art teacher Emily Seeton, a Miss Marple spinoff, who lives in the gossipy village of Plummergen, Kent, and is both bane and blessing to Superintendent Brinton of the Ashford police (Sold to Miss Seeton, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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NAMES MY SISTERS CALL ME by Megan Crane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2008

"An inviting take on universal themes."
Crane (Frenemies, 2007, etc.) explores a woman's discoveries about sisterly love, first love and true love. Read full book review >