Search Results: "Ronald Weber"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2006

"Agreeable, old-fashioned cultural history: heavy on anecdotes, light on analysis."
From literary scholar Weber (Hired Pens, 1997, etc.), a vivid account of colorful characters and mostly ephemeral publications enlivening expatriate life from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second. Read full book review >

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POACHERS by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers not equally enamored of the niceties of fly fishing, however, may wonder if the cleverness justifies a whole novel."
Charlie Orr's been camping at the Rainbow Rapids campground since before the State of Michigan took it over and installed retirees Burt and Billie Berry (who calls Charlie simply "Tent Man") as host and hostess. Read full book review >

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RIVERWATCHER by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 9, 2013

"Quirky, literate dialogue adorns a civilized entertainment in which very little actually happens."
The shooting of an inoffensive camper in Michigan's Upper Peninsula brings a third case to Mercy Virdon, of the Division of Natural Resources, and her swain, sometime journalist Donal Fitzgerald (The Aluminum Hatch, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ALUMINUM HATCH by Ronald Weber
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"The offbeat scenery is the star in this otherwise modest whodunit by Weber (Troubleshooter, 1988, etc.)."
Ossning, a little town on the Borchard River in the upper half of Michigan's lower peninsula, is a quiet enough place except for the usual petty irregularities among neighbors: the rivalry between Link Pickett's canoe livery and Verlyn Kelso's Kabin Kamp; the sharp-eyed regard Verlyn's ex-wife Mercy Virdon, of the Department of Natural Resources, pays to Verlyn's wife Jan; the natural anxiety of Link's wife Laurel and her lover, Calvin McCann; the constant complaints of local residents about the way Link inundates the Borchard with rented canoes and clears the way for them by cutting whatever wood he finds floating in the river. Read full book review >

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THE LISBON ROUTE by Ronald Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 16, 2011

"An engaging but overlong chronicle of a city that was 'a way into Europe as well as a way out.'"
A leisurely, story-filled account of life in Nazi-occupied Europe's last open door to freedom. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"Illuminating but often dry."
In this debut memoir, novelist Weber (True Confections, 2009, etc.) tells the story of her colorful family and the scandalous—but monumentally transformative—love affair between her grandmother, Kay Swift and George Gershwin. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 7, 2009

"Welcome reading for a newly frugal world."
Entertaining history of scrimping and saving in America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A briskly written account of a time when high fashion took death's hand and danced."
Marie Antoinette's extravagant sartorial style represented the height of French fashion in the 18th century, even as it provided her myriad enemies with symbols potent enough to help foment the monarchy's overthrow. Read full book review >

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BECOMING HITLER by Thomas  Weber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Compelling research and original insights bring a fuller understanding to the mind and motives of the demagogue."
Challenging the notion that Hitler was "merely an empty canvas that had been filled with the collective wishes of the Germans." Read full book review >

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STORM SIREN by Mary Weber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Inventive and entertaining. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A slave girl struggles to control her supernatural storm-bringing power in this series opener. Read full book review >