Search Results: "Weldon Swanson"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BACKPACK! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"While a clever idea, as young children are often obsessed with bags and packs, parents wishing to avoid the overt marketing ploy should seek another title. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A branded lift-the-flap offering featuring five Skip Hop animal backpacks. Read full book review >

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HABITS OF THE HOUSE by Fay Weldon
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"If this all sounds more than a little familiar, it is."
Prolific Weldon borrows heavily from both Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs in her first in a series of three novels about Edwardian Britain, all to come out within the next year. Read full book review >

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LIFE FORCE by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"The rest is great fun: Virginia Woolf with a pineapple on her head and no problem with sex at all."
Weldon's kicking up her heels again, and raising great, intoxicating clouds of dust, in this delectable new novel written all around the theme of infidelity. Read full book review >

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LONG LIVE THE KING by Fay Weldon
Released: May 7, 2013

"Weldon plugs in historic figures like Lord Balfour and Lady Marlborough and some interesting bits of Edwardian social history and manners, but as a work of fiction, this entry is less than compelling."
Weldon's second installment in the Edwardian trilogy (Habits of the House, 2013) again revolves around deciding who is to receive prized invitations, this time to Edward VII's 1902 coronation. Read full book review >

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WRAITH by Phaedra Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

"Zoë's an appealing if occasionally irritating protagonist, and the plot mostly works despite the overcomplicated backdrop: a worthwhile debut that bodes well for disembodied adventures to come."
In the first of an urban fantasy series, an astro-traveling private investigator, whose psychic mother is landlady to a witch and two gay ghosts, stalks an invisible murderer. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE POINTS by Michele Weldon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Weldon pins life to the mat in this valiant, passionate, purposeful memoir."
A single mother of three juggles multiple roles as a wrestling mom and a survivor of cancer and an abusive marriage. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE by Fay Weldon
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Not Weldon's best, then, but bracing stuff nonetheless."
Weldon's latest satiric bauble about a marriage on the rocks (Life Force, 1992, etc.). ``We're all Serbs and Croats and Bosnians at heart,'' says the pregnant Annette Horrocks, and then goes on to describe a news photo she saw of several young men sawing through someone's neck in the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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THE WAY WEST by Weldon King
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Often charming but in need of more scene-setting to ground the author's knowledge of history."
In this debut, Kingremembers his homesteading family, with thorough attention paid to the historical events that shaped their experience. Read full book review >