Search Results: "M.L. Welsh"


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HEART OF STONE by M.L.  Welsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"A story sure to grip readers by the heart. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
When Verity and her friends destroyed the Mistress (Mistress of the Storm, 2011), they thought peace had been restored. Read full book review >

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MISTRESS OF THE STORM by M.L.  Welsh
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 14, 2011

"This is an exciting debut—with the promise of more to come—that will leave readers clinging to their seats, or masts, as the case may be. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
In Albion, there are places where stories become true. Unbeknownst to her, Verity Gallant is at the center of one such tale. 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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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 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 >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"A delightful book about the early stirrings of feminism in Victorian England and a celebration of the lost art of letter writing."
A biography of Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801-1866), the wife of essayist Thomas known for her "marvelous letters." Read full book review >

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"A heartfelt, thoughtfully constructed read that explores practical, self-driven solutions to common challenges and habits."
This debut self-help book by a psychotherapist explores the human experience of suffering and how readers may mitigate it to experience more joy and peace. Read full book review >

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SKAGBOYS by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"Red meat for Welsh cultists, but a heavy load for anybody else."
Once more into the ditch: Welsh revisits the economically depressed, heroin-sick slums of Edinburgh in this hefty prequel to Trainspotting (1993). Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST CEZANNE by M.L. Longworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Art theft is a hot topic on the mystery scene, and no one's heist is livelier than Longworth's."
Recently returned from holiday (Murder on the Île Sordou, 2014), examining magistrate Antoine Verlaque is confronted with a dead postman, a mysterious painting, a beautiful professor, and a short-tempered lover.Read full book review >

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MURDER ON THE ILE SORDOU by M.L. Longworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Like Locanda Sordou, Longworth's maritime version of a country-house cozy offers genuine pleasures, more for its location and cast of characters than for its puzzle."
Hotel guests enjoy breathtaking views, fresh cuisine and murder on an island off Marseille. Read full book review >