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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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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NEW FREE CHOCOLATE SEX by Keith Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A novel with the best intentions doesn't automatically work as fiction."
English journalist Lowe turns a politically correct exploration of slavery on West African cocoa plantations into an excruciatingly shallow relationships saga in New York City. Read full book review >

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THE KID by Georgia Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2014

"A searing portrayal of war and the long-term effects it has on those who fight it."
A young cowboy suffers from nightmares and alcoholism after fighting in World War I. Read full book review >

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DIGGING FOR DIRT by Jaime Lowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Rousing and well-informed, though a bit too impressed with itself."
The late firecracker MC gets his due in a worshipful eulogy. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT'S LEFT TO TELL by Daniel Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A story about storytelling, stirring and effective."
The haunting tale of a severed bond between father and daughter. Read full book review >

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THE BONUS by Georgia Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"An engrossing debut that would benefit from a more nuanced approach."
First-time author Lowe draws on the experiences of her parents and a well-honed sense of craft for her novel set in the midst of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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SPIN by Tom Lowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1998

"A hilarious hash of political low-jinks, thinly fictionalized gossip, and clever jabs at high-living conservatives that charms and scandalizes with disarming ease."
Delightfully trashy morality tale posing as a Primary Colors political roman Ö clef, this time dishing and damning the Republican camp. 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 >

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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 >