Search Results: "Peter S. Temes"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNKINDNESS OF STRANGERS by Peter S. Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"An engaging old-Hollywood whodunit."
In the latest installment of Fischer's (Pray for Us Sinners, 2013, etc.) Hollywood Murder Mysteries series, public relations man Joe Bernardi investigates a murder in Malibu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

The Terror of Tyrants by Peter S. Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2010

"A concise but considerable thriller, and a fine companion piece to the author's similarly themed debut."
A former news anchor and a college professor find themselves on the run from a lethal U.S. agency in the second political thriller from Fischer (The Blood of Tyrants, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Pray for us Sinners  by Peter S. Fischer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2013

"An addicting thriller with murder, mystery and Hitchcock."
A thrilling Hollywood whodunit set in Canada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"At times repetitive or obvious, but always literate and learned. (16 pp. illustrations, 9 maps, not seen)"
Important analysis of a fierce first-century surprise attack by German tribesmen that ended Rome's designs on territory east of the Rhine and profoundly altered subsequent history. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >