Search Results: "Theresa Weir"


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THE ORCHARD by Theresa Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"The strongest feature of the book is the determined loyalty that allows Weir to discover beauty amid strife, as well as the touching conclusion."
A foreboding memoir of the author's early marriage into an agricultural family, and her emotional navigation between rootlessness and heritage. Read full book review >

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THE MARRIAGE GAME by Alison Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"It's hard to be sympathetic for 400 pages of temper tantrums."
A superficial sweep of the first 30 years of Elizabeth I's reign, with a focus on her relentless manipulation of marriage as a personal and political tool. Read full book review >

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WHAT I DID WRONG by John Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2006

"Familiar themes for a gay novel, but Weir conveys them inventively and effectively."
A gay scholar meditates on a lifetime of losses and humiliations both before and during the age of AIDS. Read full book review >

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UP IN SMOKE by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2003

"Enough melancholia to keep Dr. Phil and Oprah in ratings heaven. Like them, Weir (A Cold Christmas, 2001, etc.) will have you wiping at a tear or two and skimming the political nonsense to get back to the hankie brigade."
Three grieving women collide during a hero's run for the presidency. Read full book review >

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MURDER TAKE TWO by Charlene Weir
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 1998

"Flawed but steadily diverting."
The little town of Hampstead, Kansas, is enthralled when a Hollywood crew arrives to make a movie in a long-untenanted local mansion. Read full book review >

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PANTHER DREAM by Bob Weir
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Glossary. (Picture book. 4-10)"
An earnest fictionalized plea and fund-raiser for the rain forest. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE OF ARAGON, THE TRUE QUEEN by Alison Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"A vividly detailed rendering of a well-known tragedy."
The familiar travails of Henry VIII's beleaguered first wife. Read full book review >

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WILL STARLING by Ian Weir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"What Dickens might have written had he set loose Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll to explore the doomsday trade."
Framing the mystery within Weir's (Daniel O'Thunder, 2011) novel is an extraordinary rendition of life in Regency-era London. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Did Richard III do in or merely discourage—' ‘suppressed,' mark you, not murdered'—his youngster kin? Read on."
A curiously structured historical whodunit by Tudor doyenne Weir (Henry VIII, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CHILDREN OF HENRY VIII by Alison Weir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, Weir succeeds not only in bringing to life Henry VIII's heirs but also in illuminating the background to the aftermath of their turbulent years—the Elizabethan era. (12 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
This fascinating tale of murder, jealousy, religious fanaticism, and political scandal among 16th-century British royals makes the modern dysfunctional royal family appear quaint by comparison. Read full book review >

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FAMILY PRACTICE by Charlene Weir
Released: Nov. 16, 1995

"Weir's literary style has its graceless moments, but she keeps the tension level high, the heroine likable, and the puzzle's solution both ingenious and believable: the best of this author's outings so far."
Third in a series featuring widowed, still-grieving police chief Susan Wren of tiny Hampstead, Kansas, whose husband had held the job before her (Consider the Crows, etc.). Read full book review >