Peter Cameron


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in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, The United States
November 29, 1959

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Peter Cameron (b. 1959) is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, he moved to New York City after graduating college in 1982. Cameron began publishing stories in the New Yorker one year later. His numerous award-winning stories for that magazine led to the publication of his first book, One Way or Another (1986), which received a special citation for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a First Book of Fiction. He has since focused on writing novels, including Leap Year (1990) and The City of Your Final Destination (2002), which was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. Cameron lives in Manhattan’s Greenwich Villa
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Kitty by Warwick Deeping (Knopf, 1927)
 
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Kitty by Warwick Deeping (Knopf, 1927)


 


I enjoyed reading this book very much, although my opinion of it sank lower and lower as I read more and more.  It's not a terrible book by any means -- just not very well-written and melodramatically conceived and executed.  But it is a good, engaging story with a large collection of vivid and colorful characters.  So a good read on a purely narrative le

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Leap Year

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“What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? I think that's what scares me: the randomness of everything. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. Or you pass them by. How do you know...I felt that by walking away I was abandoning [them], that I spent my entire life, day after day, abandoning people.”
Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

“People who have only good experiences aren't very interesting. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren't very deep. It may seem a misfortune now, and it makes things difficult, but well--it's easy to feel all the happy, simple stuff. Not that happiness is necessarily simple. But I don't think you're going to have a life like that, and I think you'll be the better for it. The difficult thing is to not be overwhelmed by the bad patches. You must not let them defeat you. You must see them as a gift--a cruel gift, but a gift nonetheless.”
Peter Cameron, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

“I felt this awful obligation to be charming or at least have something to say, and the pressure of having to be charming (or merely verbal) incapacitates me.”
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