Search Results: "Andrew Weldon"


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LAZY DAISY, CRANKY FRANKIE by Mary Ellen Jordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A good addition to the fractious-farm-animals genre, and a fine bedtime story to boot. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Another farm where the animals misbehave—well, they are good at something anyway. Read full book review >

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DARCY'S UTOPIA by Fay Weldon
Released: March 1, 1991

Another act of literary terrorism from British satirist and live-wire Weldon (The Cloning of Joanna May, 1989, etc.), only this time far more wide-ranging and rabidly polemic than even before. Read full book review >

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A HARD TIME TO BE A FATHER by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Some unevenness, but always bracing and full of zest."
Nineteen new stories from Weldon (Wicked Women, etc.) that, even when fragmentary, sizzle with intellectual energy and acerbic wit. Read full book review >

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SHE MAY NOT LEAVE by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2006

"Sly, salty, savvy."
A British doyenne of elegantly savage modern comedies of manners returns to form with a cautionary tale of childcare. Read full book review >

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THE NEW COUNTESS by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Funnier and nastier than the two earlier volumes but still lukewarm and without much fizz."
Weldon (Long Live the King, 2013, etc.) completes her Edwardian trilogy, a lightweight amalgam of Downton Abbey and her own Upstairs Downstairs, as Lord and Lady Dilberne prepare for a visit from King Edward VII. Read full book review >

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MANTRAPPED by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"So lazy and off-the-cuff that one wonders if the author even bothered to reread her first draft."
Though billed as a novel, this very slight tale of a man and woman who switch souls on a stairway cedes about half its pages to an acerbic continuation of Weldon's recent memoir, Auto da Fay (2003). Read full book review >

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TROUBLE by Fay Weldon
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Not Weldon's best, then, but bracing stuff nonetheless."
Weldon's latest satiric bauble about a marriage on the rocks (Life Force, 1992, etc.). ``We're all Serbs and Croats and Bosnians at heart,'' says the pregnant Annette Horrocks, and then goes on to describe a news photo she saw of several young men sawing through someone's neck in the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WEST by Weldon King
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Often charming but in need of more scene-setting to ground the author's knowledge of history."
In this debut, Kingremembers his homesteading family, with thorough attention paid to the historical events that shaped their experience. Read full book review >

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The Agathon by Colin Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A compelling sci-fi series that starts with a big bang."
The unexpected, unexplained destruction of Earth sends an experimental faster-than-light starship careening into the cosmos on a desperate mission to save what's left of humanity. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE POINTS by Michele Weldon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Weldon pins life to the mat in this valiant, passionate, purposeful memoir."
A single mother of three juggles multiple roles as a wrestling mom and a survivor of cancer and an abusive marriage. Read full book review >

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LEADER OF THE BAND by Fay Weldon
Released: June 19, 1989

This cheeky little novel reads like a postcard from Weldon gone on holiday, frolicking with fiction, dashing off diatribes on everything from cosmology to sex. Read full book review >