Search Results: "Alice Low"


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BACK IN THE HABIT by Alice Loweecey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Giulia (Force of Habit, 2011) moves a few steps closer from bride of Christ to bride of Frank. Not for those who hold nuns or careful plotting in high esteem."
A former nun reenters the convent to investigate a suicide. Read full book review >

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FORCE OF HABIT by Alice Loweecey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Loweecey's debut is not by any means your mother's detecting-nun story. Let's hope the promised series allows Giulia to lick her wounds in private while the suspects and their troubles take center stage."
An ex-nun signs on as administrative assistant to a private eye. Read full book review >

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VEILED THREAT by Alice Loweecey
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"A former nun herself, Loweecey (Back in the Habit, 2012, etc.) infuses her complex heroine with all the knowledge and courage it takes to switch from the convent to crime fighting and pairs a solid mystery with a budding romance."
A former nun and a private investigator scramble to find a kidnapped baby. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"One nit: The font of the explanatory paragraph is quite small. (author's note, other anecdotes, timeline) (Poetry/informational picture book. 6-10)"
Need a clever book on sports to entice boys—and one of poetry, at that? Read full book review >

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AUNT LUCY WENT TO BUY A HAT by Alice Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It's a droll bit of nonsense that should draw a chuckle from Old Mother Hubbard fans. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poster Lady for the easily sidetracked, Aunt Lucy, thinking her brand-new blue one has gone missing (it's actually hanging from its ribbon down her back), goes out to buy a hat and comes back with a cat, goes out for milk (for the cat, silly) and returns with silk, seeks thread but finds a bed, and so on. Read full book review >

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SPOOKY STORIES FOR A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT by Alice Low
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 31, 1994

"Fantastically spooky and literate. (Fiction/Stories. 8+)"
Low (The Family Read-Aloud Christmas Treasury, 1989, etc.) has collected scary tales from all walks of life. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Glossary; maps; index. (Biography. 9+)"
An enormously talented Chinese painter, born in 1975, is the subject of this profusely illustrated biography. ``Yani'' is especially fortunate in her father, also an artist, who firmly believed (despite tradition) that Yani's art should be allowed to develop naturally, with minimal instruction and no classical exercises such as copying others' work. Read full book review >

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ALICE MCDERMOTT
by Megan Labrise

The unsung nuns of early-20th-century Brooklyn—the Little Sisters of the Sick, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and company—are the worthy subjects of Alice McDermott’s eighth novel, The Ninth Hour.  

“There’s something beautiful and humble about the language that those orders chose, juxtaposed with their ambition: ‘We’re not going to sit here and knit socks, we’re going to go ...


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FAVORITES OF 2016 - PART THREE
by Leila Roy

Welcome to part three of the four-part, month-by-month breakdown of my favorite books of the year! (Note: by ‘favorite books of the year,’ I mean books that I read in 2016, not necessarily books that were published in 2016.)

July: Flannery, by Lisa Moore

Are you a fan of Melina Marchetta’s realistic fiction? THEN PICK THIS BOOK UP. It’s ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MACHINES GO TO WORK IN THE CITY by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Young readers who love these powerful machines will find endless fascination here. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Trains, planes, trucks and cranes and the people who make them work keep the city moving. Read full book review >

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MACHINES GO TO WORK by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Low knows what works for kids who like their machines big and busy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A fun and feisty tour of big, powerful and fascinating machines; each of them is ready, willing and eager to "go to work." Read full book review >