Search Results: "Elka Weber"


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ONE LITTLE CHICKEN by Elka Weber
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"Enlivened with Kleven's vibrant folk-art collage renderings, this tale will have readers thinking twice before ever saying 'finders, keepers' again. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
A story of justice and generosity from the Talmud. Read full book review >

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THE YANKEE AT THE SEDER by Elka Weber
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Should spark discussion around the seder table and in classrooms of history. (glossary, historical notes) (Picture book/religion. 7-10)"
On the first night of Passover, days after the Civil War has ended, Jacob sits on his porch snacking on a piece of matzoh. 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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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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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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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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STORM SIREN by Mary Weber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Inventive and entertaining. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A slave girl struggles to control her supernatural storm-bringing power in this series opener. Read full book review >