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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CHESTER'S COLORFUL EASTER EGGS by Theresa Smythe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A sweet treat for an Easter basket or for sharing before decorating Easter eggs. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Chester is a charming bunny boy getting ready for an Easter egg hunt in this pleasant, thoughtfully designed story just right for younger preschoolers. Read full book review >

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SNOWBEAR’S CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN by Theresa Smythe
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Though the story itself is simple, it actually conveys quite a few concepts: counting by ordinal numbers, the calendar and passage of time, and the process of preparing for an event through sequential steps. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cut-paper collage is the artistic medium for this adroitly illustrated story of preparing for Christmas day by day throughout December. 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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SCANDALOUS EVER AFTER by Theresa Romain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A solid effort from an up-and-coming writer."
After an earl's death, his wife and his best friend must give themselves permission to love each other. Read full book review >

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SOUL CRIES by Theresa Regan
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A thoughtfully constructed, deeply felt book that Christian parents can look to for encouragement."
A devotional that provides meditations on Bible passages to encourage Christian parents whose children face behavioral challenges. Read full book review >

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THREE GIRLS AND THEIR BROTHER by Theresa Rebeck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A timely and entertaining modern morality tale."
Four teenage siblings, suddenly spotlit by fame, are forced to take responsibility when the grownups in their lives offer inadequate guidance. Read full book review >

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THE FORESTWIFE by Theresa Tomlinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

The traditional image of the maid Marian takes on a faintly pre-Christian cast in this tale of a teenager who flees into the woods to avoid a forced marriage. Read full book review >