Search Results: "Peter S. Pelullo"


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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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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Expendable by Peter S. Fischer
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Persuasive romance perfectly suited to an authentic WWII backdrop."
In Fischer's (Pray for Us Sinners, 2013, etc.) historical thriller, a schoolteacher widowed in World War II becomes a liaison for a French patriot who, unbeknownst to her, is a Nazi spy.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Important scholarship shedding new light on the Dark Ages."
Revisionist argument that the period following the fall of the Roman Empire was not an epoch of barbarian savagery, war, chaos and cultural bleakness. Read full book review >

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ME AND MURDER, SHE WROTE by Peter S. Fischer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A warm, affectionate autobiography that will likely appeal to TV history buffs."
An award-winning television writer and producer reflects on his prolific career. Read full book review >

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The Blood of Tyrants by Peter S. Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2009

"An engaging, complex political thriller."
In former TV writer-producer Fischer's debut thriller, a seemingly random assortment of U.S. citizens targets members of Congress. Read full book review >

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Love Has Nothing to do With it by Peter S. Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"Goes down smooth for murder-mystery fans and Old Hollywood junkies."
A stylized, suspenseful Hollywood whodunit set in 1949. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A must-read for anyone still wondering why the bottom dropped out of the economy."
An authoritative account of events leading up to the current recession. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Illuminating homilies of the Jewish people, by the Jewish people and, particularly, for the Jewish people."
Reflecting on his faith, an educator decodes some snapshots from the Jewish family album. Read full book review >

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We Don't Need No Stinking Badges by Peter S. Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"A smart, clever Mexican mystery."
A thrilling mystery packed with Hollywood glamour, intrigue and murder, set in 1948 Mexico. 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 >