Search Results: "Peter Orner"


BOOK REVIEW

LOVE AND SHAME AND LOVE by Peter Orner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"Readers will find both love and shame in abundance in Orner's teeming fictional world."
Orner anatomizes family relationships with precision in a novel that spans three—and touches on four—generations. Read full book review >

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LAST CAR OVER THE SAGAMORE BRIDGE by Peter Orner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Pithy and evocative."
Orner packs memorable characters—and occasionally some plot as well—into an exceptionally small space. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND COMING OF MAVALA SHIKONGO by Peter Orner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2006

"Powerfully evocative, but wispy characterizations leave a void at the center."
A group of teachers cope with their desolate existence at a remote boarding school in Namibia. Read full book review >

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AM I ALONE HERE? by Peter Orner
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Refreshing, finely turned gems of wit and wisdom from an author who has asked his family to bury him with a 'decent library.'"
A collection of literary tapas. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PETLANDIA by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Nick Bruel's books about Bad Kitty and Puppy are far better treatments of the theme than this tired outing. (Humor. 6-9)"
Petlandia: utopia or P-U-topia? Read full book review >

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THE BOY ON THE PAGE by Peter Carnavas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"The impressive kindness of the art has its own power and could make it work—the ambiguity inherent in this sort of question does not guarantee success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture-book allegory about life and, to some extent, love. Read full book review >

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MR. TIGER GOES WILD by Peter Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Hooray for Mr. Tiger and his wild ways! (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's a lot to go wild for in this picture-book celebration of individuality and self-expression. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER RETURNS by Peter McCarty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"It might lack the mild menace of its predecessor, but it satisfies in its supply of companionship all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jeremy hatches a plan to cope with his monster's unexpected return. Read full book review >

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FREDDY! KING OF FLURB by Peter Hannan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Useful, if not for every reader. (Science fiction/humor. 6-10)"
Freddy will be the first to say he screws things up…well, not the first—that would be Babette, his evil older sister. Read full book review >

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THE WALL by Peter Sís
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A masterpiece for readers young and old. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sís has loved to draw for as long as he can remember, and this work tells the parallel stories of his early years drawing and the rise and fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

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YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! by Peter Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"While many friendship stories verge on twee, this title eschews the cute and allows kids to both identify with and pity Lucy's struggle to find her own bosom companion. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Finding a friend is less a matter of sheer will than quiet acceptance in this charming new work. Read full book review >