Search Results: "Peter S. Beagle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNICORN SONATA by Peter S. Beagle
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

Familiar territory for the author of The Innkeeper's Song (1993), etc. In Woodmont, Los Angeles, young Josephina ``Joey'' Rivera spends much of her spare time helping out in old John Papas's dusty music shop. Read full book review >

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A DANCE FOR EMILIA by Peter S. Beagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2000

"Okay, perhaps, as one story in a collection, but a dreadfully thin stretch as a stand-alone book—Beagle's mighty reputation notwithstanding."
Brief cat-and-ghost yarn from the author of Tamsin (1999), etc. When wannabe dancer and successful writer Sam Kagan dies suddenly of a heart attack, his lifelong friend, small-time actor Jake Holtz, is devastated. Read full book review >

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SUMMERLONG by Peter S. Beagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"A beautifully detailed fantasy about love, magic, and age that doesn't quite reconcile its reality with the myths that inspire it."
In his first new novel in more than a decade, Beagle creates an intimate drama between the members of a family who are slowly blindsided by myth and magic spilling into their ordinary world. Read full book review >

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GIANT BONES by Peter S. Beagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A treat for browsers and Beagle aficionados alike."
Beagle writes in his foreword that he doesn't do sequels; nevertheless, the world he created in The Innkeeper's Song (1993) continues to tickle his storytelling instincts: hence, the setting for this collection of six substantial tales, though only one, ``Lal and Soukyan,'' features characters from the novel. Read full book review >

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THE INNKEEPER'S SONG by Peter S. Beagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"And the result, if often admirable, is detached and cold, the opposite of what was evidently intended."
Rather uncharacteristic dark fantasy from the stylish author of The Folk of the Air (1986), The Last Unicorn, etc. Ill-tempered innkeeper Karsh reluctantly accepts a disparate set of guests: Lal, a black-skinned sorceress; her companion Nyateneri, a warrior- priestess fleeing assassins; and poor, pale, drowned Lukassa, resurrected by Lal, who recalls little of her past but can see into the netherworld. Read full book review >

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THE OVERNEATH by Peter S. Beagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A masterful collection from a short story master—a must-read for Beagle fans."
Beagle's latest collection of short stories includes 13 fantasy gems and features many previously uncollected and never-before-published works. Read full book review >

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THE NEW VOICES OF FANTASY by Peter S. Beagle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A stellar anthology that proves not only that fantasy is alive and well, but that it will be for years to come."
A companion piece of sorts to Beagle's critically acclaimed anthology, The Secret History of Fantasy (2010)—a collection of stories that transcended the conventions and clichés of contemporary fantasy—Beagle and Weisman's latest contains 19 comparable stories from some of the genre's most innovative and exciting new voices. Read full book review >

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AUGUST'S MUST-READ SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY & HORROR BOOKS
by John DeNardo

The final month of Summer reading season is upon us but that doesn't mean there aren't new and awesome stories to be read. Here's a roundup of the speculative fiction books that you should be looking at in August. They include stories about a magic-infused alternate history, witches in the Old West, a journey beyond Earth's ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"An impressive, candid effort from a first-time author."
In his memoir, Pelullo recounts the repeated sexual molestations he suffered as a child and how he and his parents kept the acts a secret for more than 40 years. Read full book review >

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TAMSIN by Peter Beagle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"An appealing intermingling of history, folklore, and the supernatural, but no real chills or tension—and lively young Jenny simply overwhelms everybody else."
Contemporary ghost yarn from the author of Giant Bones (1997), etc. Thirteen-year-old Jenny Gluckstein leaves New York with her mother, Sally, to live with her new family, English stepfather Evan and stepbrothers Tony and Julian, in bucolic Dorset, England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 1992

"Inspiring documentation showing that motivated and organized patients can make a difference. (Fifteen b&w photographs—not seen.)"
How AIDS activists changed the way new drugs are developed, and why the biomedical establishment may never be the same again. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2016

"An elegant, astute study that is both readable and thematically rich."
A portrait of Thomas Jefferson's passionate belief in Enlightenment values and how it determined his personal character and that of the young nation. Read full book review >