Search Results: "Gina Welch"


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2010

"A sometimes glib but genuinely inquisitive memoir about the complicated nature of religious belief."
A writer with a secular Jewish background attends Jerry Falwell's evangelical church undercover with an exposé in mind, and comes away surprised. Read full book review >

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DR. WELCH AND THE GREAT GRAPE STORY by Mary Lou Carney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Still, it makes an intriguing tale, and Carney caps it with a brief corporate history that connects the dots between Welch's early (and unsuccessful) efforts to sell his 'unfermented wine' and its modern, multinational, ubiquity. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Meidell creates an idealized, small-town setting in lusciously hued watercolors for Carney's sunny account of the invention of grape juice—that was produced by New Jersey dentist Thomas Bramwell Welch as a nonalcoholic alternative to communion wine for fellow Methodists. Read full book review >

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THE HEARTSONG OF CHARGING ELK by James Welch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Despite some contrived plot twists, Welch's study of a man forced to adapt to a world utterly unlike his own—and a richly imagined world it is—is well sustained. An amply rewarding read."
Award-winning Native American novelist Welch (Fools Crow, 1986, etc.) tells a powerful story of a young Lakota who's stranded in France—and who will spend an ordeal of dark years in that strange land before regaining a life and his dignity. Read full book review >

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UP AND AT ‘EM WITH WINNIE AND ERNST by Gina Freschet
ANIMALS
Released: March 14, 2005

"The humorous situations and amusing illustrations will leave them ready for more. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Best pals Winnie and Ernst have each other's back at all times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"A practical and multilayered guide to running a company effectively and profitably."
A solid framework on how business works and how to be part of the game. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH DADDY by Willy Welch
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Logic is a feeble reed in this instance: the animals sport anthropomorphic expressions and are all actively participating even though it's night, but the elusive childhood magic of dancing with one's father is captured with all its silliness and magnificence intact. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The first spread of this rhyming tale shows a charming domestic tableau full of affectionate detail: a teapot on the table where a brown-haired daughter plays cards with her parents, Mama's bare feet with red toenails, and a windchime tinkling in the open window. Read full book review >

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CROWNING THE QUEEN OF LOVE by Susan Welch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1997

"A fine collection, deserving of attention."
An impressive debut collection that aptly demonstrates Welch's skill in composing prosaic yet haunting scenarios of love's dark country. Read full book review >

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GROUNDWORK by Robert Welch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1998

"The family weave on view here, strong and sincere at its best, still isn't enough to hold these many disparate fragments together."
Centuries of Irish history are woven through the lives of two families, with distinctly mixed results, in this US debut from poet and critic Welch. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An entertaining book with a full cast of eccentric characters."
How a couple of outsiders captured the heart of a small Virginia community in the Appalachian Mountains and succeeded in the unlikely enterprise of opening an independent bookstore. Read full book review >

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WASTE OF SPACE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Like the TV show it's about, nothing in this novel is as it seems, but the journey to discover the truth is out of this world. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Ten teenagers are launched into "space" to entertain insatiable TV audiences in Damico's satirical novel. Read full book review >

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PEOPLE I WANTED TO BE by Gina Ochsner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2005

"Eleven stories that possess restraint and edge: a powerful combination."
Elegantly unsettling fiction by Flannery O'Connor Award winner Ochsner (The Necessary Grace to Fall, 2002), who charts some strange goings-on within emigrant communities. Read full book review >