Search Results: "Carolyn Weber"


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SURPRISED BY OXFORD by Carolyn Weber
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Well-written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable."
Memoir of a literature professor who converted to Christianity in the halls of Oxford University. Read full book review >

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THE WEBER STREET WONDER WORK CREW by Maxwell Newhouse
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"Too bad. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This cheery but misguided attempt at a social-studies lesson tries to show kids how they can make a little money while helping others and making their own neighborhood a better place to live. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A heartsick father's poignant account of his heartsick son, and a primer on the fragility of life."
A father's intimate portrait of a dying son. Read full book review >

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TRUE CONFECTIONS by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Too often wastes the tasty potential of its sticky setting."
Sweet and sour tales of life in a New England candy factory. Read full book review >

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BY HERESIES DISTRESSED by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2009

"Initiates will be more than satisfied by this ambitious fantasy variant on the timeworn tale of a monolithic world institution challenged by reformers."
Weber (At All Costs, 2007, etc.) delivers the third installment in his ongoing Safehold saga. Read full book review >

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MISS GAZILLIONS by Richard Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2005

"Great food, great scenery, great sex, but more dropped stitches than spent dollars, and not much of a story to boot."
A fizzy debut follows an impoverished Caribbean charter-captain and building-super, his delectable tenant, and a whole lot of money not lawfully theirs around the globe. Read full book review >

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THE HOLLOW YEARS by Eugen Weber
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 1994

"An eloquent and thoughtful look at France in the interwar period."
Weber (European History/UCLA; France, Fin de Siäcle, 1986; etc.) skillfully paints a somber portrait of France in decline. Read full book review >

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FROST THE FIDDLER by Janice Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"A virtuoso manipulation of hallmark preposterous super-spy novel elements—and it's very, very funny indeed."
The author of two wiseacre, spiky-spoofing comic novels (The Secret Life of Eve Hathaway, 1985; Customs Violation, 1987) sends her heroine, here a secret agent, through a James Bond clutter of frantic antics, sex on the run, and memorable last-second escapes and rub-outs. Read full book review >

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BECOMING HITLER by Thomas  Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Compelling research and original insights bring a fuller understanding to the mind and motives of the demagogue."
Challenging the notion that Hitler was "merely an empty canvas that had been filled with the collective wishes of the Germans." Read full book review >

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RIVERWATCHER by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 2013

"Quirky, literate dialogue adorns a civilized entertainment in which very little actually happens."
The shooting of an inoffensive camper in Michigan's Upper Peninsula brings a third case to Mercy Virdon, of the Division of Natural Resources, and her swain, sometime journalist Donal Fitzgerald (The Aluminum Hatch, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"Illuminating but often dry."
In this debut memoir, novelist Weber (True Confections, 2009, etc.) tells the story of her colorful family and the scandalous—but monumentally transformative—love affair between her grandmother, Kay Swift and George Gershwin. Read full book review >