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Pete the cat and the missing cupcakes

by Dean, Kim, 1969-

Format: OverDrive Read 2019 2019
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Summary
Pete and his friends must solve a mystery when some of the cupcakes they have backed for a party go missing!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Set some 20 years after Aciman's novel Call Me by Your Name (2007), the inspiration for the acclaimed motion picture of the same title, this sometimes-elegiac sequel finds Elio now a celebrated classical pianist and Oliver an academic. To find out more about them, readers will have to be patient, though, for nearly the first half of the novel is given to Samuel, Elio's father, who meets a young woman half his age on a train from Florence to Rome, and the two quickly fall in love. Their relationship is echoed in the second of the novel's four movements in Elio's meeting a man, Michel, twice his age and falling in love. When we meet Oliver, he is hosting a party at his New York apartment. At the party are two young people, Paul and Erica, with whom Oliver is infatuated. Their leaving the party is an invitation for his melancholy meditation on love and the past, and it turns out that Oliver has been miserable for 20 years over his breakup with Elio, even though he was the one who ended the relationship. Will he have the inclination and energy to act on this? Call Me By Your Name was widely praised for its treatment of the nature of love, a theme that Find Me continues with subtlety and grace. Its treatment of the characters' psychology is astute and insightful, but what will ultimately drive reader interest is the question of whether star-crossed lovers Elio and Oliver will reunite. One can only hope.--Michael Cart Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The elegant sequel to Aciman's celebrated first novel, Call Me by Your Name, revisits his best-known characters some 20 years later. The story opens as Samuel, a classics professor who has abandoned hope of love, boards the train from Florence to Rome to visit his pianist son, Elio, the earlier novel's narrator. On the train, Samuel strikes up a conversation with a beautiful photographer named Miranda, an American expatriate like him, though she's half his age. In dialogue that quickly turns searching, they sense in each other a soul mate ("I've known you for less than an hour on a train. Yet you totally understand me"); later that day, once they arrive in Rome, they begin planning new lives together. Several years later, Elio has moved to Paris. He begins a satisfying relationship with Michael, an attorney two decades or so his senior, but Elio's memories of Oliver, whom he loved and lost as a teen, reawaken. A third segment focuses on Oliver, now a married father yet unable to leave the past and its passion behind, before Elio and Oliver meet again in the novel's brief coda. Elio is the heart of the novel, as its core themes--including fatherhood, music, the nature of time and fate, the weight and promise of the past--are infused with eroticism, nostalgia and tenderness in fluid prose. The novel again demonstrates Aciman's capacity to fuse the sensual and the cerebral in stories that touch the heart. Agent: Lynn Nesbit, Janklow & Nesbit Associates. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Series Pete the cat.
Subjects Pete, the Cat (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction
Cupcakes Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Cats Juvenile fiction
Cupcakes Fiction
Cats Fiction
Animals Fiction
Fiction
Literature
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Farrar, Straus and Giroux2019
2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Dean, James, 1957- author, illustrator.
Fouhey, James, narator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers James Fouhey.
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780374722104
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