Search Results: "Bret Lowery"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN INFERNO by Bret Lowery
Released: March 2, 2011

"Deserves to be a cult classic."
A crazy, wild journey up an Appalachian Trail paved with the stones of a philosophical quest. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A glittering, accomplished, but rather callow tale of a latter-day Lost Generation."
How empty can the lives of young, rich, beautiful people be? Find out in this jaundiced novel of contemporary mores. Read full book review >

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BRET EASTON ELLIS AND THE OTHER DOGS by Lina Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2016

"A poetic, unsentimental drama that offers a meditation on love in all its disparate forms."
A young woman living in the slums of Barcelona quietly observes the aftermath of a famous writer's interventions. Read full book review >

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THE LONG GONE LONESOME HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC by Bret Bertholf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"If y'all hanker for some rib-ticklin' fun and cotton to learn more about country music, this one's for you. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Bertholf's slightly irreverent, highly entertaining historical junket transports readers through a century of musical detours and developments in a jam-packed tour de force of everything you ever wanted to know about American country music. Read full book review >

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JOAN CRAWFORD by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Bedroom noir."
A flat, superficial biography that obsesses over Crawford's sex life as intensely as Crawford reportedly obsessed over having sex. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A timely, significant book."
Washington Post reporter Lowery chronicles his assignment to Ferguson, Missouri, following the police killing of Michael Brown and how he became the newspaper's go-to journalist covering the use of deadly force against unarmed black men in other cities. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 17, 2002

"A fine work for biography fans and a necessity for American history collections. (introduction, author's note, notes on research, bibliography, acknowledgments, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
The story of Aunt Clara Brown deserves to be better known. Read full book review >

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PABLO PICASSO by Linda Lowery
Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"In pleasing textures of oil on canvas and warm hues, Porter's accompanying illustrations quite nicely echo the art of its subject. (photos, chronology) (Biography. 8-11)"
paper 1-57505-370-5 In this valuable addition to the On My Own Biography series of easy readers, Lowery (Georgia O'Keeffe, 1996, etc.) renders an intriguing and lucid portrait of the man often referred to as the most celebrated artist of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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AMERICA IN RETREAT by Bret Stephens
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A provocative, carefully reasoned argument, anathema to politicians as disparate as Barack Obama and Rand Paul."
In his first book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal surveys the tumultuous international scene and calls for America to do what great nations have always done: Lead.Read full book review >

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LANDSLIDE by Bret Kamrud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 23, 2014

"Despite the errors, a pleasing debut."
In Kamrud's debut novel, a Montana railroad foreman's alcoholism threatens to destroy his job, his marriage and perhaps even his life. Read full book review >

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DEAD LOW TIDE by Bret Lott
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Huger is an appealing narrator, but his story of finding himself is only moderately interesting, and the tacked-on thriller is cartoonish."
In Lott's follow-up to his coming-of-age/murder mystery The Hunt Club (1998, etc.), Huger Dillard, now a grown man but not exactly mature, confronts another murder 10 years later. Read full book review >

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HITMAN by Bret Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 2008

"Excessive score settling smothers a pungent account of wrestling's changing of the guard."
One of pro wrestling's biggest stars tells it like it was, with an obscene amount of detail. Read full book review >