Search Results: "Beverly Lowry"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2003

"Impeccable research informs a prose that sings, whirls, and delights. (10 photos, not seen)"
Lively, literate biography of the incredible Sarah Breedlove, who rose from perfect poverty to create her own hair-care business and build a mansion on the Hudson. Read full book review >

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LOIS LOWRY by Lois Markham
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"She stuck with it, and the rest is historyand two Newbery medals. (b&w photographs, notes, chronology) (Biography. 10-14)"
Any institution needing works for those writing about authors will find this first installment of the Meet the Author series a serviceable title. Read full book review >

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WHO KILLED THESE GIRLS? by Beverly Lowry
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A grisly primer on criminal justice in the byzantine American system—will appeal to true-crime aficionados but likely not a larger audience."
An exhaustive examination of an unsolved 1991 murder of four teenage girls at a frozen yogurt shop in Austin, Texas. Read full book review >

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THE TRACK OF REAL DESIRES by Beverly Lowry
Released: April 14, 1994

"A good read that provides diverting company but little closure."
This novel set in the small-town South dangles a lot of interesting possibilities but disappoints on half of these. Read full book review >

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HARRIET TUBMAN by Beverly Lowry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"Creative nonfiction from a writer well-versed in the genre."
A speculative biography, told mostly through imagined scenes, of the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor. Read full book review >

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CROSSED OVER by Beverly Lowry
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 1992

"But most remarkable is the author's insight into the human capacity for extremes of violence and tenderness, brutality and nobility."
Novelist Lowry (Breaking Gentle, 1988, etc.) delivers a stunning work of nonfiction, charting the growth of a strange but healing intimacy between herself and a young woman prisoner sentenced to die for a gruesome murder. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY HILLS DEAD by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"Precious little mystery or suspense, but the book's momentum and the blacklist plot line will keep the pages turning."
1947. Eight years after tussling with starlets, mobsters and studio heads in The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004), former Beverly Hills cop Rick Barron is back, now on the other side of the desk. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY CAN’T CATCH by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"No more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Tired of being the last picked to play softball, Beverly and her friend Oliver—who might know how to crack the books, but never hear that sound when they swing the bat—decide to study up on the game to get better. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY & MARIGOLD by Val Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"In any event, the laughs are always genuine, and the social history of New York over the past 50 years is dead-on."
From Columbia University urban studies professor Coleman, two groups of zany stories, one about the experiences of an amiable white middle-class screwup, the other about those of an industrious black homeless woman. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES THE CAKE by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Stadler's party-colored artwork, with its thick, raw, black outlining manages to convey a tender vulnerability in all its guilelessness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Beverly meets her match in a caramel-candy castle cake, a generous present she's making for a friend's birthday. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY BILLINGSLY TAKES A BOW by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Stadler succeeds in both his amusing illustrations and his well-paced, polished story, and surely Beverly will be back for an encore, perhaps baking brownies, buying a bicycle, or building a bridge as she conquers new fears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beverly Billingsly is back (Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book, 2002), this time with a new venue for her worries: auditions for the school musical called Stormy Weather. Read full book review >