Search Results: "Roger Welsch"


BOOK REVIEW

EMBRACING FRY BREAD by Roger Welsch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Welsch's gratitude toward the Omahas and Pawnees is real, his outrage at their painful history is justified, and his story is proof that Native American culture is still alive and complex."
A Nebraska-born folklorist shares how his life and perspectives have changed as a result of his 60-year-long relationship with Native American communities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

"Inevitably, just a bit gaseous. ($30,000 ad/promo; TV satellite tour)"
That guy in the bib overalls who shows up on TV on Sunday mornings offers a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the larger meaning of the comestibles he likes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Welsch (Touching the Fire, 1992) is familiar with the society he describes, and he presents it in a real, sympathetic, and comprehensible manner. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you enter the Big Belly Lodge you are entering the world of Uncle Smoke and the imaginary Nehawka Indian tribe. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Welsch opens with a passionately partisan and moving essay about the religious persecution of Native American peoples; the stories themselves, while well-intentioned and offering interesting detail, remain heavy-handed and unconvincing."
Folklorist, widely published and broadcast essayist Welsch— who was adopted into the Omaha Tribe in 1967—reveals much love and knowledge of Plains Indian people and their spiritual life, but skilled fiction writing still eludes him in his 16th book and second collection (It's Not the End of the Earth, But You Can See It from Here, 1990). Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"With the blessing,' the next Jacky adventure will come along soon. (Fiction. YA)"
The third installment—"and the Dear knows"—of Jacky Faber, now back in England and pressed into ship service despite being all girl and all of 15. Read full book review >

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ROGER AILES by Zev Chafets
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2013

"No matter where readers are on the political spectrum, this light biography is a tantalizing look into the life of a man who altered the TV-news landscape."
A chatty look into the life and motivations of Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Read full book review >

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ROGER GETS CARRIED AWAY by Barbara Todd
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 is a little too far out will come along more happily on this ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Wild encounters with a succession of toothy, googly-eyed space aliens bring a reluctant lad around to accepting his first pair of glasses. Read full book review >

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ROGER, THE JOLLY PIRATE by Brett Helquist
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"A bit of spindrift for young pirate fans, capped by a brief ballad (not seen). (Picture book. 7-9)"
Helquist takes a break from illustrating "A Series of Unfortunate Events" for a solo debut, offering an eye-rolling account of the pirate flag's origin. Read full book review >

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ROGER IS GOING FISHING by Koen Van Biesen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2017

"A clever story whose illustrations lack the warm fuzzies. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The main characters from Roger Is Reading a Book (2015) are back in this picture book, translated from the original Dutch, about a fishing trip that catches more than fish. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2000

"On the other hand, all but the most devoted theorists will catch a whiff, sooner or later, of a conference paper run amok."
Psychoanalyst Bayard takes a moment away from teaching French literature to reopen one of the most celebrated murder cases in fiction, with surprising results. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An entertaining hodgepodge, but a hodgepodge all the same. (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
TV film maven and Chicago Tribune columnist Ebert (A Kiss Is Still a Kiss, 1984) gathers 100 pieces in belated tribute to the first century of the movies. Read full book review >

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THE JOLLY ROGER SOCIAL CLUB by Nick Foster
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2016

"An engrossing, well-developed true-crime tale, unsettling in its portrayal of the underbelly of its tropical setting."
A juicy, disturbing account of "the world's first capitalist serial killer," who wreaked havoc among unsuspecting expatriates in a remote, hedonistic Panama archipelago. Read full book review >