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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A briskly written account of a time when high fashion took death's hand and danced."
Marie Antoinette's extravagant sartorial style represented the height of French fashion in the 18th century, even as it provided her myriad enemies with symbols potent enough to help foment the monarchy's overthrow. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2006

"Agreeable, old-fashioned cultural history: heavy on anecdotes, light on analysis."
From literary scholar Weber (Hired Pens, 1997, etc.), a vivid account of colorful characters and mostly ephemeral publications enlivening expatriate life from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second. Read full book review >

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TRIANGLE by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2006

"An exploration of history, memory and the meaning of truth that never quite coheres as a story."
Weber (The Little Women, 2003, etc.) considers a notorious American tragedy, in her third novel. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2009

"Welcome reading for a newly frugal world."
Entertaining history of scrimping and saving in America. Read full book review >

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POACHERS by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers not equally enamored of the niceties of fly fishing, however, may wonder if the cleverness justifies a whole novel."
Charlie Orr's been camping at the Rainbow Rapids campground since before the State of Michigan took it over and installed retirees Burt and Billie Berry (who calls Charlie simply "Tent Man") as host and hostess. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE WOMEN by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A novel of the old school: chockfull of know-it-all literary allusions and very hard not to like."
An Alcott-inspired, sweetly smug, old-fashioned third by Weber (Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, 1995, etc.) about three likable sisters who reject their perfect parents after a moral slipup. Read full book review >