Search Results: "Ronald Weber"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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REPTILES by Belinda Weber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

Fast facts about physical characteristics and behavior, close-up photographs and a running glossary make up this introduction to reptiles. Read full book review >

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THE EVAPORATION OF SOFI SNOW by Mary Weber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 6, 2017

"A cool vision of future Earth that realistically reflects an increasingly multicultural world. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Top gamer Sofi Snow and her team compete in the FanFight Games, which take place in an arena in post-Fourth World War Manhattan. Read full book review >

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OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR by Katharine Weber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"A promising debut."
An intelligent first novel, already excerpted in the New Yorker, that admirably avoids melodrama but sometimes tries too hard to be witty as it wrestles with the darkness beneath its glossy surface. Read full book review >

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RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Joe Weber
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Hampered by instructional-film-style dialogue, Boy Scout romance, and stock characters, this collection of midair adventures will be of interest primarily to retired fliers."
A Marine pilot chafes under Lyndon Johnson's politically calculated limitations of the Vietnam air war. Read full book review >