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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"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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A BORROWED PLACE by Frank Welsh
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

Scholarly, understated, massive history of the Crown Colony, from Britisher and former international banker Welsh. Read full book review >

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THE SEX LIVES OF SIAMESE TWINS by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A sometimes pleasurably over-the-top, sometimes simplistic proof that physical and mental health aren't always intertwined."
A rage-fueled gym rat enters into an abusive, symbiotic relationship with an overweight artist in a brash, decidedly Welsh-ian study of body image and media. Read full book review >

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MARABOU STORK NIGHTMARES by Irvine Welsh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Magical, without a hint of cloying sentiment. (First serial to Grand Street)"
Welsh, Scotland's brightest young literary rebel (The Acid House, stories, p. 181), weighs in with a technically dazzling and emotionally wrenching portrait of working-class youth wasted in an emotional vacuum. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Wait for the collectible card game instead. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Boy meets adventure in a paint-by-numbers fantasy quest. Read full book review >

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Joachim's Magic by M.L. Stainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2015

"A subtle, sensitive tale about struggling colonists that is a vivid contribution to its literary genre.
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An ambitious novel about the New World examines a complex historical figure, a master metallurgist. Read full book review >

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IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M.L.  Rio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"This novel about obsession at the conservatory will thoroughly obsess you."
For a clique of aspiring Shakespearean actors at an elite arts academy, the line between performance and reality dissolves, with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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JOACHIM: THE HERETIC by M.L. Stainer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2017

"An excellent, comprehensive read for any serious student of the Elizabethan Age and anyone concerned with intolerance."
This sequel to Stainer's Joachim's Magic has Joachim Gans back in Elizabethan England, where he is accused of heresy while his apprentice, Reis Courtney, works his way toward manhood. 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 >