Search Results: "Peyton Leung"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE GIRL'S TREASURE by Peyton Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"To call this origami tale an 'adventure' is a stretch to say the least. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An interesting idea suffers from an unimaginative presentation. Read full book review >

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PEYTON AMBERG by Tama Janowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Occasional flashes of humor (the honeymoon is a good comic sketch), but overall dreary and joyless: those sexcapades aside, the novel is permeated by a disgust for the body that extends to Peyton suckling her baby."
Still best known for Slaves of New York (1986), Janowitz, in her ninth fiction, details the sexual odyssey of a self-described slut. Read full book review >

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PEYTON PLACE by Grace Metalious
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1999

"But it never was an important one, and no amount of retroactive puffery can make it so."
Here's an unexpected publication: a new edition, complete with scholarly introduction, of the 1956 succäs de scandale that was in its time the single bestselling American novel, inspiring both a nighttime "television novel" (i.e., soap opera) and an only slightly less soapy (1958) feature film. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR PEYTON PLACE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2005

"High-grade romance energized by environmental awareness: not a toxic mix."
Best-selling Delinsky (Lake News, 1999, etc.) imagines 21st-century life in the town that inspired Grace Metalious's notorious novel. Read full book review >

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WORLD FAMOUS LOVE ACTS by Brian Leung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"With quiet sureness, first-timer Leung offers stories almost radical in their humane inclusiveness."
Eleven elegiac debut stories, winner of the 2002 Mary McCarthy Prize, about the fragility of people's connections both to one another and to their roots. Read full book review >

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A TAIL OF CAMELOT by Julie Leung
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A winning new adventure featuring a stalwart warrior mouse, heroic knights, and magical Camelot. (Animal Fantasy. 8-12)"
A "brave, strong, and wise" mouse plays a pivotal part defending Camelot and its inhabitants. Read full book review >

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SILO AND THE REBEL RAIDERS by V. Peyton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Convincing, humorous, and appealingly odd. (Science fiction. 9-13)"
In a flooded, post-apocalyptic United Kingdom, a young boy travels from his marshlands home to the Capital to make his way in the world as a government-approved seer. Read full book review >

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LOST MEN by Brian Leung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"A patient, artfully controlled work about memory, regret and love."
A father and son travel to China in an attempt to bridge their 25-year estrangement in Leung's debut novel (World Famous Love Acts: Stories, 2004). Read full book review >

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TAKE ME HOME by Brian Leung
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"An engaging and beguiling novel about prejudice, relationships and the possibilities of redemption."
The "home" of the title is the minuscule (and aptly named) settlement of Dire, Wyo., where Addie Maine revisits a locus of love and loss 40 years after the tragic events that had transpired there. Read full book review >

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BLIND BEAUTY by K.M. Peyton
Released: March 1, 2001

"Does Tessa ride an aging, longshot Buffoon to victory in the Grand National? Of course—even a thoroughly modern girl-and-her-horse story needs to follow the rules. Does this matter? To a lover of good girl-and-her-horse stories, of course not. (Fiction. 12+) "
A heroine who takes pride in her ability to get thrown out of schools updates an old-fashioned girl-and-her-horse story. Read full book review >

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WILD LILY by K.M. Peyton
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Not up to the standards of Peyton's best. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
With this book, the 86-year-old Peyton celebrates her 70th year as a published author. Read full book review >

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GOODHOUSE by Peyton Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Well-plotted and written but lacking any truly original spark that would distinguish it in the increasingly crowded genre of dystopian fiction starring hard-pressed young adults."
Marshall's debut imagines a near-future America in which the environment is degraded, the social fabric is unraveling, and foreign wars are never-ending. Sound familiar? Read full book review >