Search Results: "David B. Welsh"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAKARCHI FILE by David B. Welsh
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"Despite a solid premise, this terroristic tale doesn't thrill."
In Welsh's debut thriller, a young Iraqi immigrant struggles to find a way avenge his family's death from an American bomb. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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URBAN WELSH by Lewis Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Some clunkers, too, in a mixed bag collection. But it's always good to know what the Welsh are up to."
This small country's uneasy adaptation to the present age is charted with varying success in a gathering of 19 short stories written by as many young Welsh authors. Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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WALES HALF WELSH by John Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2005

"A mixed bag, worth dipping into—especially for Griffiths."
Down and Out in Cardiff and Abersytwyth, with variations. Read full book review >

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THE WELSH HARP by Merrill J. Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"Readers will find much to empathize with in Gwen's struggle to contribute to her family without losing sight of herself."
When a Welsh family immigrates to America, a young girl wonders whether she'll ever be able to play her grandfather's harp in this YA novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WELSH GIRL by Peter Ho Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2007

"Not quite The English Patient, but a credible dramatization of a quality too seldom encountered in contemporary fiction: nobility."
An unlikely World War II romance is the subject of this ambitious first novel from the Welsh-Malaysian author of the story collections The Ugliest House in the World (1997) and Unequal Love (2000). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELSH BOYS TOO by John Sam Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2001

"My Velvet Eyes'), and even the best are awfully sketchy."
A debut collection of eight stories by a young Welsh writer examines such various aspects of gay male experience as a fearful adolescent's disappointment by the male teacher from whom he expects understanding ("The Wonder at Seal Cave") and a German woman's sorrowful observation of her gay son's experiences ("The Birds Don't Sing . . ."). Read full book review >