Richard Peck

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Publishers Weekly

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Count Peck's new novel ["Father Figure"] as the best of many that have won him honors, and assuredly one of the best for all ages in many a moon…. Callowness and vanity make Jim mess up somewhat but he learns some poignant truths. Peck makes everyone so human and interesting that readers believe in and care about one and all.

"Fiction: 'Father Figure'," in Publishers Weekly (reprinted from the July 17, 1978, issue of Publishers Weekly by permission, published by R. R. Bowker Company, a Xerox company; copyright © 1978 by Xerox Corporation), Vol. 214, No. 3, July 17, 1978, p. 168.

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