Search Results: "Bia Lowe"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 15, 1995

"The heat it gives off is a blast."
Like a brain in a bell jar, Lowe's first book fascinates with its intricate construction and explicit display of human wonder. Read full book review >

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SPLENDORED THING by Bia Lowe
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Looking love square in the eye, with all its messes and asymmetries, isn't easy, Lowe cautions; 'the sublime can be at odds with survival, safety, commonsense—yet there we go again.'"
A whispery valentine to love, torn here and there by passage through tangles and briars. Read full book review >

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FINDING SAMUEL LOWE by Paula Williams Madison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"A well-structured memoir told in brief, punchy vignettes alternating between past and present."
A spirited pursuit of her mother's roots takes one African-American woman from Jamaica to Harlem to China. Read full book review >

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The Too-Brief Chronicle of Judah Lowe by Christopher Carter Sanderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"An unusual bildungsroman that mostly transcends the limitations of its formats."
In two linked novellas with strict word/character limits, Sanderson (Theatre/State Univ. of New York, Oswego; Gorilla Theater, 2003) playfully narrates the coming-of-age of a New Jersey high school student.Read full book review >

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THE MARVELOUS MAGIC OF MISS MABEL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Wild fantasy, sly satire, and sharply observed family dynamics are the hallmarks of this tasty, effervescent series (along with mouthwatering recipes); this volume's the most delectable yet. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nora was thrilled to find Mabel in a flowerpot on her doorstep, even if the baby's unconventional arrival displeased their neighbors in 1881 Yorkshire. Read full book review >

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THE FEAR AND THE FREEDOM by Keith Lowe
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A sweeping but flawed history of a world defined by contradictions and conflict."
How 70 years of profound political, social, and cultural change resulted directly from World War II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2012

"Authoritative but never dry, stripping away soothing myths of national unity and victimhood, this is a painful but necessary historical task superbly done."
A breathtaking, numbing account of the physical and moral desolation that plagued Europe in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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A FALSE DAWN by Tom Lowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2009

"Lowe's prose waxes elegiac in describing Florida wildlife but wanes clumsy in plumbing motive and personal narrative. By midpoint, his plot has boiled over with enough action to power a soap opera for months. One can only hope that the promised sequel will be more streamlined."
Widower Sean O'Brien, ex-Miami Homicide, makes his debut. Read full book review >

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TUNNEL VISION by Keith Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Aims low, but hits the mark precisely. Hugh Grant should watch the mail for this romantic comedy. It's probably already on its way."
Newcomer Lowe emerges from the underneath England with a longish, lightish story of a man's one-day journey across London by subway. Read full book review >

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LUCY CASTOR FINDS HER SPARKLE by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"A quietly reassuring story showing that change can be a good thing at times. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Lucy Castor does not like change, but the weekend before she enters fourth grade her world begins to change anyway. How will Lucy cope? Read full book review >

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MENTAL by Jaime Lowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A moving exploration of mental health and the efficacy of available treatment."
Lowe (Digging for Dirt: The Life and Death of ODB, 2008) deconstructs her decadeslong battle with bipolar disorder and the drug that brought her sanity—at the cost of her physical health. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF POPPY PENDLE by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The belabored parental conflict, sugarcoated emotions and convenient plot details are cloying. The 12 recipes at the end are the best part; the rest is just half-baked. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can 10-year-old Poppy convince her parents she wants to be a baker and not a witch in yet another fantasy that blends magic and baking? Read full book review >