Books by Welwyn Wilton Katz

OUT OF THE DARK by Welwyn Wilton Katz
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"With the macho Viking tales and the emphasis on brotherhood, there may be a temptation to label this a book for boys, but few readers will not gain from this clear-eyed and encouraging tale of a family's love and survival. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Katz (Come Like Shadows, 1993, etc.) mixes Viking mythology with the unlikely setting of a small coastal village in Newfoundland in this heartwarming tale about a family's struggle through grief. Read full book review >
COME LIKE SHADOWS by Welwyn Wilton Katz
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Despite some loose ends: a literate and satisfying thriller. (Fiction. 12+)"
In her latest supernatural adventure, the author of False Face (1988) goes back to the historical Macbeth for an intriguing explanation of disasters striking a Stratford, Ontario, production of ``the Scottish play.'' The book opens with the real Macbeth—far more amiable than Shakespeare's—heroically intervening in the ancient rite in which—usually—the oldest witch (the ``hag'') invades the body of a girl to become the ``maiden,'' while the former maiden becomes the ``mother'' and the mother the hag (thus the trio perpetuates its immortality). Read full book review >

The author of False Face (1988) turns from Indian lore to Arthurian legend—in a story in which trouble between the protagonist's parents provides the impetus fora fantasy adventure; this time, the fantasy virtually consumes its realistic frame. Read full book review >