Search Results: "Lauren Weber"


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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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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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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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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: 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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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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TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY by Joe Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Weber (also Shadow Flight and Defcon One) continues to write great flight scenes for the boys—and, for the girls, some of the most wretched dialogue in the war-thriller biz, where competition for wretched dialogue is tough."
The story of Marine flier Brad Austin that began with Rules of Engagement (1991) now puts him in the cockpit of the CIA's latest weapon, a Soviet built MiG fighter. Read full book review >

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THE BULL by Matthew Weber
Released: April 20, 2012

"An upbeat, breezy read that, minus some dialogue, could just as easily be a treatise on the virtues of limited government."
In this briskly paced political drama set in Alabama, one man plays David to the corrupt local government's Goliath. Read full book review >

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CHANGER OF WORLDS by David Weber
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2001

"Another triumph for creative packaging: your move."
Four more long stories "in honor of" the genetically engineered warrior whiz Honor Harrington, who toils to keep the right-on Alliance free from the clutches of the evil-empire People's Republic, or Peeps (Worlds of Honor, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >