Search Results: "Matt Welch"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"An enthusiastic, entertaining libertarian critique of American politics, brimming with derision for the status quo and optimism for the future and confident of the right direction, but disappointingly silent about which roads to take."
A call to bring to government the same expansion of personal choice and freedom that has swept other areas of American life, through the application of libertarian principles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 2015

"A practical and multilayered guide to running a company effectively and profitably."
A solid framework on how business works and how to be part of the game. Read full book review >

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GROUNDWORK by Robert Welch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1998

"The family weave on view here, strong and sincere at its best, still isn't enough to hold these many disparate fragments together."
Centuries of Irish history are woven through the lives of two families, with distinctly mixed results, in this US debut from poet and critic Welch. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH DADDY by Willy Welch
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Logic is a feeble reed in this instance: the animals sport anthropomorphic expressions and are all actively participating even though it's night, but the elusive childhood magic of dancing with one's father is captured with all its silliness and magnificence intact. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The first spread of this rhyming tale shows a charming domestic tableau full of affectionate detail: a teapot on the table where a brown-haired daughter plays cards with her parents, Mama's bare feet with red toenails, and a windchime tinkling in the open window. Read full book review >

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CROWNING THE QUEEN OF LOVE by Susan Welch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1997

"A fine collection, deserving of attention."
An impressive debut collection that aptly demonstrates Welch's skill in composing prosaic yet haunting scenarios of love's dark country. Read full book review >

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THE HEARTSONG OF CHARGING ELK by James Welch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2000

"Despite some contrived plot twists, Welch's study of a man forced to adapt to a world utterly unlike his own—and a richly imagined world it is—is well sustained. An amply rewarding read."
Award-winning Native American novelist Welch (Fools Crow, 1986, etc.) tells a powerful story of a young Lakota who's stranded in France—and who will spend an ordeal of dark years in that strange land before regaining a life and his dignity. Read full book review >

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THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT by Diana Welch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A brutally honest book that captures the journey of four people too young to face the challenges they nevertheless had to face."
In alternating monologues, four siblings tell their story of love, loss, redemption and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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THE HARRY AND SYLVIA STORIES by Welch Everman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"Some of the pieces first appeared in magazines like Grand Street, North American Review, and The South Carolina Review."
An odd grab-bag of 13 stories—fabulisms, minimalisms, and absurdities—each containing a character named Harry and another named Sylvia: a gimmicky device, though it does manage to make the otherwise disparate pieces hang together. ``The Woman on the Bus'' describes a family man (at home, ``Harry plays the part of Harry'') obsessed with a woman who commutes with him on the bus. Read full book review >

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KILLING CUSTER by James Welch
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 1994

"An excellent Native version of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: a sad tale that, despite momentary triumphs like Little Big Horn, could not but end tragically for the Indians. (Author tour)"
In his first nonfiction work, noted Native American novelist Welch (The Indian Lawyer, 1990, etc.) stretches the boundaries of history. Read full book review >

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They Made Me An Addict by Bruce Haneef Welch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2011

"A riveting, no-holds-barred chronicle of gritty city culture."
An autobiographical novel about how violence and drugs dominate a young man's life. Read full book review >

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WAITING TO FORGET by Sheila Kelly Welch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"T.J.'s authentic voice and the multilayered presentation of his memories, shifting between the waiting room and his past, make for a poignant, realistic tale of child-survivors. (Fiction. 11-15)"
As 12-year-old T.J. sits in an emergency-room waiting area, wondering whether his younger sister, Angela, will survive her head injury, he ponders their miserable childhood. Read full book review >