Search Results: "Meg Welch Dendler"


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BIANCA by Meg Welch  Dendler
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Runs to surprising depths, and Sammy the donkey will live long in young memory."
Dendler (Dottie's Daring Day, 2017, etc.) addresses overcoming preconceptions in this middle-grade fairy tale. 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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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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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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NON-FICTION
Released: March 2, 2010

"A sometimes glib but genuinely inquisitive memoir about the complicated nature of religious belief."
A writer with a secular Jewish background attends Jerry Falwell's evangelical church undercover with an exposé in mind, and comes away surprised. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"An entertaining book with a full cast of eccentric characters."
How a couple of outsiders captured the heart of a small Virginia community in the Appalachian Mountains and succeeded in the unlikely enterprise of opening an independent bookstore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Engaging examination of a false identity."
A scrupulously mined account of the woman who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia. 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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BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 3, 1998

This entry in the Trailblazers series offers readers an admiring look at photographer Margaret Bourke-White. Read full book review >