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 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 >

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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 CURSE OF LA FONTAINE by M.L. Longworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Longworth confirms her long-standing lovebirds as Aix's Nick and Nora; their pursuit of miscreants never interferes with their enjoyment of the good life."
A chef's plan to expand his restaurant ignites a furor in a wealthy quarter of Aix-en-Provence. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO EDEN’S RIDGE by M.L. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2002

"Like the heartbreak-and-honky-tonk tunes quoted throughout, an acquired taste."
Aspiring young songwriter heads for Nashville, in a meandering debut saddled with dialogue that often sounds like country-song lyrics. Read full book review >