Search Results: "Peter Hernon"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KINDLING EFFECT by Peter Hernon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Robin Cook meets Soldier of Fortune in a gripping (if often over-the-top) thriller chock-full of medico-legal arcana."
An engrossingly macabre debut novel by St. Read full book review >

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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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Released: June 13, 2017

"A wise, elegant study to add to the World War I archives."
An intriguing work of World War I research resurrects the little-known history of a massive German luxury liner that was confiscated and retooled for the American war effort. Read full book review >

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8.4 by Peter Hernon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"8. (First printing of 75,000, $75,000 ad/promo, miniseries to NBC/Avent)"
A big book about big earthquakes that ought to be scarier than it is, by the author of The Kindling Effect (1996). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1991

"Adroitly told, fresh, provocative, with plenty of froth and also substance; certain to excite comment. (Thirty-two pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fascinating, outrageous, factual saga of America's powerful beer barons—the Busch family of St. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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PUFFIN PETER by Petr Horácek
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A sweet tale of friendship and persistence. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a storm separates two best friends, the other sea creatures step in to try and facilitate a reunion. Read full book review >

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PETER SQUARED by Ken Goldberg
Released: July 23, 2012

"By turns comic and tragic, readers must form their own opinions about what truly constitutes sanity in an insane world."
Clinical psychologist Goldberg's first novel explores the twin concepts of outsider status and insanity, with a mathematical twist. Read full book review >