Search Results: "Frances Ward Weller"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTHEW WHEELOCK'S WALL by Frances Ward Weller
FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Truly outstanding in every way: a book of rare insight and beauty. (Picture book. 4+)"
Old Matthew and his horse cleared a pasture, 100 years ago, putting the biggest rocks in a trench and saving the others. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The setting, the ceremony, and Ria's epiphany combine to create an experience that will leave few readers unmoved. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Best approached with Kleenex in hand, this tale of a young immigrant reaching a new understanding of her place in the world will find its place in plenty of hearts. Read full book review >

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MADAKET MILLIE by Frances Ward Weller
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 17, 1997

The jacket copy says it's a true story, the CIP calls it fiction, and there is something of the tall tale in the exploits of Mildred Jewett. Read full book review >

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I WONDER IF I'LL SEE A WHALE by Frances Ward Weller
ANIMALS
Released: March 28, 1991

"Both author and artist capture the excitement and awe of the experience; Lewin's impressionistic watercolor rendering of the sea and its mightiest inhabitants is powerfully evocative, while his portraits of the rapt child underscore the wonder of the sightings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In smooth, first-person narration, a girl tells about an extraordinary sighting of several whales off the coast of Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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THE CLOSET GORILLA by Frances Ward Weller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

Ben's family has an excellent tradition: ``half the fun of Halloween is using your imagination with whatever's in the closet.'' A Tarzan costume is easy: his leopard-spotted bathing suit and an old sheepskin rug. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2009

"Adds scope, analysis and emotional immediacy to a critical body of history."
An adventurous correspondent's World War II dispatches reanimate the great cataclysm of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Definitely a guilty pleasure, but still a solid contribution to the story of 20th-century popular music."
Half collective biography, half music-industry dish about three singer-songwriters who represented a generation of women on "a course of self-discovery, change, and unhappy confrontation with the limits of change." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A stark confrontation, but also rich in evocative anecdotal material that recalls the war in the Pacific with amazing immediacy."
Some 60 years after their suppression by military censorship, a Pulitzer Prize correspondent's lost Nagasaki files remain potentially explosive. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Lance Weller
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A familiar war story, but told with verve and sturdy, biblical intonations."
A wounded Civil War veteran reckons with thieves, racism and the torments of his past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POLISH LOVER by Anthony Weller
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"In all, an ambitious novel about profound matters that never quite strikes the right note, despite some clever and often adroitly scored passages."
Sexual obsession, alienation, and ambition are coolly limned in Weller's elegant if emotionally reserved second novel (after The Garden of the Peacocks, 1996). Read full book review >

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JESMYN WARD
by Maya Payne Smart

National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has stared down truth and rendered it on the page with poignance and precision before. But for her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, Ward forged a fresh set of writing tools—historical research, multiple first-person points of view, and a touch of the supernatural—to grapple with the legacy wounds of American racism.  

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