More Pre-Release Buzz for New Book by Richard Peck '56
October 16, 2010
October 16, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "If you've known and loved Richard Peck's stories about small-town life, whether in the 1930s or 1950s, you might be surprised to find him telling a story which covers today's Manhattan club scene for teens," begins a Chicago Tribune look at the new book, Three Quarters Dead. Mary Harris Russell writes, "Peck, however, has also spent years doing mysteries, and his eye for detail serves him well."
Jean Westmoore of the Buffalo News includes Peck's latest book in a column recommending "Books that get kids in the Halloween spirit. "An Edgar winner offers a suspenseful ghost story, set in high school, where the scariest ghoul of all might be Tanya, queen of the popular crowd, who can get her minions to do almost anything." Access it here.
Three Quarters Dead is scheduled for release on October 28. Read more in this recent article.
A 1956 graduate of DePauw University, Richard Peck was the first writer for young readers to receive the National Humanities Medal. He published his debut novel in 1972. Are You In The House Alone? won the 1978 Edgar Allan Poe Award. His A Year Down Yonder won the Newbery Gold Medal in 2001. A Long Way From Chicago was a National Book Award finalist as was his Civil War novel, The River Between Us. All told, Peck has authored more than 30 books.Back