Search Results: "Karen Weir-Jimerson"


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SO MUCH SKY by Karen Weir-Jimerson
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"A scattering of thoughtful, poetic moments amid essays that focus on farm life."
A gardening columnist reflects on raising children, animals and vegetables on an Iowa farm in this collection of essays that highlights the adventure and difficulty that come with the so-called simple life. Read full book review >

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UP IN SMOKE by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2003

"Enough melancholia to keep Dr. Phil and Oprah in ratings heaven. Like them, Weir (A Cold Christmas, 2001, etc.) will have you wiping at a tear or two and skimming the political nonsense to get back to the hankie brigade."
Three grieving women collide during a hero's run for the presidency. Read full book review >

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WHAT I DID WRONG by John Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2006

"Familiar themes for a gay novel, but Weir conveys them inventively and effectively."
A gay scholar meditates on a lifetime of losses and humiliations both before and during the age of AIDS. Read full book review >

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MURDER TAKE TWO by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1998

"Flawed but steadily diverting."
The little town of Hampstead, Kansas, is enthralled when a Hollywood crew arrives to make a movie in a long-untenanted local mansion. Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE GAME by Alison Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"It's hard to be sympathetic for 400 pages of temper tantrums."
A superficial sweep of the first 30 years of Elizabeth I's reign, with a focus on her relentless manipulation of marriage as a personal and political tool. Read full book review >

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PANTHER DREAM by Bob Weir
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Glossary. (Picture book. 4-10)"
An earnest fictionalized plea and fund-raiser for the rain forest. Read full book review >

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THE LADY IN THE TOWER by Alison Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Weir knows her subject and lends her seemingly inexhaustible interest."
Is there a facet to Henry VIII and his wives that novelist and biographer Weir (Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, 2009, etc.) hasn't yet brought to light? Read full book review >

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ELIZABETH OF YORK by Alison Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Admitting that she was not a dynamic figure, Weir portrays Elizabeth as a passive observer or victim and often ignores her entirely as she delivers an intensely researched, opinionated, almost blow-by-blow political history of Britain during the turbulent last half of the 15th century."
Prolific, best-selling author Weir (Mary Boleyn: Mistress of Kings, 2011, etc.), who specializes in female royalty, presents another popular biography, a serious work definitely not aimed at a bodice-ripper audience. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Quite beguiling—but not for the genealogically challenged."
Accomplished royal biographer Weir (Queen Isabella, 2005, etc.) delves into a touching medieval love story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"As the cold certainty of heartbreak surrounds her, Weir's sharp honesty begets the doctor's best friend: trust."
An eviscerating chronicle of life as a pediatric resident in two dissimilar Boston hospitals. Read full book review >

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THE ORCHARD by Theresa Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"The strongest feature of the book is the determined loyalty that allows Weir to discover beauty amid strife, as well as the touching conclusion."
A foreboding memoir of the author's early marriage into an agricultural family, and her emotional navigation between rootlessness and heritage. Read full book review >

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THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Sharp, funny and thrilling, with just the right amount of geekery."
When a freak dust storm brings a manned mission to Mars to an unexpected close, an astronaut who is left behind fights to stay alive. This is the first novel from software engineer Weir. Read full book review >