Search Results: "Louise Welsh"


BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

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TAMBURLAINE MUST DIE by Louise Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2005

"Despite the catchy title, the thin plot will disappoint readers looking for the generic pleasures of the historical mystery. What they'll find instead is a pitiless rendering of an Elizabethan celebrity culture in which each celebrity survives by unceasingly attacking all the others."
The last feverish week in the life of Christopher Marlowe, dramatist, informant and spy. Read full book review >

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THE BULLET TRICK by Louise Welsh
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 10, 2006

"An eerie but underfed whodunit."
In the sleazier corners of Berlin, London and Glasgow, a down-on-his-luck magician sorts out two killings—and his obsession with a femme fatale—in Welsh's follow-up to her debut, The Cutting Room (2003). Read full book review >

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THE CUTTING ROOM by Louise Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2003

"Strange amorous encounters underscore the dissolute Rilke's appeal, but the reasons for his dogged sleuthing remain a mystery, making him a shadowy figure as frustrating as he is fascinating to observe."
A debut crime novel with aspirations, featuring a quintessential flawed hero, a smart and morally ambivalent gay Glaswegian auctioneer. Read full book review >

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URBAN WELSH by Lewis Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Some clunkers, too, in a mixed bag collection. But it's always good to know what the Welsh are up to."
This small country's uneasy adaptation to the present age is charted with varying success in a gathering of 19 short stories written by as many young Welsh authors. Read full book review >

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MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

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WALES HALF WELSH by John Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2005

"A mixed bag, worth dipping into—especially for Griffiths."
Down and Out in Cardiff and Abersytwyth, with variations. Read full book review >

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THE WELSH HARP by Merrill J. Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"Readers will find much to empathize with in Gwen's struggle to contribute to her family without losing sight of herself."
When a Welsh family immigrates to America, a young girl wonders whether she'll ever be able to play her grandfather's harp in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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THE WELSH GIRL by Peter Ho Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2007

"Not quite The English Patient, but a credible dramatization of a quality too seldom encountered in contemporary fiction: nobility."
An unlikely World War II romance is the subject of this ambitious first novel from the Welsh-Malaysian author of the story collections The Ugliest House in the World (1997) and Unequal Love (2000). Read full book review >

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WELSH BOYS TOO by John Sam Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2001

"My Velvet Eyes'), and even the best are awfully sketchy."
A debut collection of eight stories by a young Welsh writer examines such various aspects of gay male experience as a fearful adolescent's disappointment by the male teacher from whom he expects understanding ("The Wonder at Seal Cave") and a German woman's sorrowful observation of her gay son's experiences ("The Birds Don't Sing . . ."). Read full book review >