Search Results: "Beth Lower"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Cottom does a good job of making the name 'Lower Ed' stick, and she makes a solid case for reviewing the entire system of higher education for openness of opportunity."
An informal sociological study of diploma mills and their often ripped-off discontents. Read full book review >

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PETER AND BETH by Doug Lalli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A pleasant coming-of-adulthood story."
Boy meets girl; boy scares off girl; boy tracks down girl five years later. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER by Larry Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"The plot, a pell-mell contrivance, isn't so much the point as is the hormones and humiliation of life in Teenage Wasteland."
A former scribe for Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons humorously addresses the agony and ecstasy of adolescence. Read full book review >

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THE LOWER RIVER by Paul Theroux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"Theroux has recaptured the sweep and density of his 1981 masterpiece The MosquitoCoast. That's some achievement."
A joyful return to Africa turns into a nightmare for the elderly American protagonist of Theroux's extraordinary novel. Read full book review >

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ABOVE THE LOWER SKY by Tom Deitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Some readers—the younger and more credulous section of the audience—may find the snappy, briny antics here exhilarating; the far-fetched multiplicity of were-things will strike many others as just plain daft."
A hardcover debut from the author of numerous fantasy paperbacks (The Soulsmith trilogy, etc.). Read full book review >

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LOWER THE TRAP by Jessica Scott Kerrin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A cast of colorful characters and a satisfying ending will leave readers wondering whose story is next. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Kerrin, author of the Martin Bridge chapter-book series, aims for a slightly older audience in this first installment of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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BEWARE MADAME LA GUILLOTINE by Sarah Towle
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 26, 2011

"An academic overview of la Révolution through the eyes of one if its key players, satisfying both historian and eager tourist. (iPhone informational app. 14 & up)"
The City of Lights was once made bright by the flash of a revolution's guillotine, and this app provides a glimpse into one of Paris' pivotal backstories. Read full book review >

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The Fall of Beth Anderson by Meaghan B. Parent
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Nothing new, but a satisfactory story of finding happiness in difficult circumstances."
A young girl tries to find herself after moving to a new town in Parent's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"A balm for those seeking a new way to heal from loss."
An intimate, metaphor-rich guide for directing grief into a hero's journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOWER QUARTER by Elise Blackwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"An artful, gritty love story, eulogy, and survivor narrative for the city of New Orleans post-Katrina."
A man arrives in post-Katrina New Orleans, looking to solve the mystery of a missing painting and a related murder. What he finds is nothing less than love, sacrifice, survival, genius, depravity, and hope. Read full book review >

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LOWER EAST SIDE MEMORIES by Hasia R. Diner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Admirably researched, this offers a perceptive revisionist analysis of American Jewry's most distinctive former address."
A provocative account of how the Lower East Side of New York became a mythical citation in the American Jewish narrative. Read full book review >

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A LOWER MIDDLE CLASS EDUCATION by Robert Murray Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"In contrast to recent let-it-all-hang-out autobiographies from academics, such as Frank Lentricchia's The Edge of Night (1994), Davis's personal memoir of the Silent Generation's college years stirs up nostalgia with low-key irony. (14 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Following up his narrative of his rural Missouri childhood in Mid-Lands (1992), Davis (English/Univ. of Oklahoma) modestly offers a memoir of his middle-of-the-road, middlebrow, 1950s Kansas City college career. Read full book review >