Search Results: "Thomas Peyton"


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BETWEEN ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES by Thomas Peyton
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"An eloquent and charming, if somewhat aimless, memoir and travelogue."
A posthumous collection of essays and musings by a well-traveled man. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE THOMAS by Andrew Peyton Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Injudicious."
Harvard Law grad Thomas makes the case for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (no relation). 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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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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STEALAWAY by K.M. Peyton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The slimness of the book will attract readers to young for the plot. (Fiction. 7-11)"
When Nicky's mother Pearl takes a job as a horse trainer at a remote Scottish castle, Nicky expects discomfort and desolation—but not 70-year-old magic ponies, legends of border wars, or ghosts. 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 >

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THE QUEEN OF SECOND PLACE by Laura Peyton Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Reading like a Hilary Duff movie, this will satisfy those whose tastes are unsophisticated enough not to want more from their reading than a good comeuppance for the archrival of the good girl. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Cassie Howard, 15, believes that everyone has one talent, but that they are not all created equally. Read full book review >

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GHOST OF A CHANCE by Laura Peyton Roberts
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

A breezy story of two best friends obsessing over several gorgeous guys—including one ghost—in sunny California. Read full book review >

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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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TORSOS by John Peyton Cooke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Graphic sex and violence and Photoplay-style prose will have gentler readers reaching for the oxygen."
Headless trunks litter the grimy, Depression-era Cleveland scenery in a raunchy crime novel—Cooke's hardcover debut—based on actual, awful events. Read full book review >