Search Results: "Alison R. Lockwood"


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The Arsonist's Last Words by Alison R. Lockwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2012

"A moving parable about the wounding effects of human tragedy and the collateral damage of the search for moral truth."
An elegiac novel that deftly combines elements of investigative journalism and crime fiction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"One senses from the volume that Tower shares Taylor's esteem for Lee, and it proves that indeed one can be a hero to one's valet after all."
An interesting collection of letters by a personal confidant of Robert E. Lee's that will appeal principally to Civil War buffs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"An exciting blow-by-blow history of a tense, historically significant fortnight."
A focused account of the nervous interim after the attack of Fort Sumter when Washington, D.C., was vulnerable to an invasion by the Confederates that never happened. Read full book review >

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THE MAGNIFICENT LIZZIE BROWN AND THE MYSTERIOUS PHANTOM by Vicki Lockwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Middle-grade readers will gobble up this delicious little novel, with its admirable protagonist and the fascinating crew of Fitzy's Traveling Circus, who take her in. (Adventure. 10-13)"
This historical thriller set in Victorian London features a cast of likable circus people, a spunky heroine and a twisty mystery that will keep pages turning until the book's finale. Read full book review >

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BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONIES by Lewis Lockwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"Of particular interest to specialists but written with an authority and passion that will appeal to general readers as well."
From music scholar and biographer Lockwood (Emeritus, Music/Harvard Univ.; Beethoven: The Music and the Life, 2002, etc.), a close examination of nine works at the heart of the Western classical tradition.Read full book review >

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CONVERSATIONS WITH TOM by Angela Lockwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Superficial characterizations and a pileup of absurdities scupper this novel's early promise."
A romantic comedy about the bond among a British man, his cat, and the special woman who wins both their hearts. Read full book review >

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I DO (BUT I DON’T) by Cara Lockwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2003

"Beige and blah: strictly for the J. Crew set."
Young Texan gets run through the wringer by demanding brides and an unbelievably attractive fireman. Read full book review >

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BEETHOVEN by Lewis Lockwood
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"The only book on Beethoven most music lovers will need."
An outstanding new survey of the great composer's life and works, marred slightly by gimmickry. Read full book review >

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I DID (BUT I WOULDN’T NOW) by Cara Lockwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2006

"No great shakes, but at least this one has bar fights, psycho exes, drug use and a constantly urinating dog to keep up reader morale."
The selfish sister of an uptight chick-lit heroine gets her own book. Read full book review >

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PRIESTDADDY by Patricia Lockwood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 2017

"A linguistically dexterous, eloquently satisfying narrative debut."
A noted young poet unexpectedly boomerangs back into her parents' home and transforms the return into a richly textured story of an unconventional family and life. Read full book review >

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LIBBIE SIMS, WORRY WART by Gayle Rogers Lockwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

An unexceptional first novel about a sixth grader whose biggest worries have to do with her Mom possibly remarrying her first husband (Libbie and her older sister are children of a long-divorced second) and with getting along with a prickly, pretty new girl. Read full book review >