Search Results: "Karen Weir-Jimerson"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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INNOCENT TRAITOR by Alison Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"An affecting portrayal."
Weir's erudition in matters royal finds fictional expression in the story of England's briefest reigning sovereign, Lady Jane Grey. Read full book review >

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EDGE OF MIDNIGHT by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"Chief Wren takes a back seat in this tense, believable tale of compulsion and mania."
A battered wife seeks shelter in Kansas only to be stalked by two men, one of them a deranged killer. Read full book review >

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A COLD CHRISTMAS by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 10, 2001

"Weir continues to entertain with her crisp, easygoing style, some intriguing characters, and a complex scenario that still holds up to close inspection."
A new chapter in the life of Police Chief Susan Wren, a young widow living and working in the small town of Hampstead, Kansas (Murder Take Two, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LOST TUDOR PRINCESS by Alison Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An abundantly detailed history from an author steeped in England's past."
Another story of the relentless striving for power of 16th-century England. Read full book review >

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THE WARS OF THE ROSES by Alison Weir
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 20, 1995

"A complicated story brilliantly told, but with few concessions to the general reader. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A highly detailed narrative of 15th-century England's complex dynastic struggles, from their origins in the reign of Edward III to the murder of Henry VI in 1471. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER by Alison Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A fascinating historical whodunit in which truth is more sordid than fiction. (Eight pages of b&w photographs)"
The methods of a Mafia boss characterized the career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who in the 15th century briefly ruled England as Richard III. Read full book review >