Search Results: "Bret Lowery"


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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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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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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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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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For The Innocent by Bret Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"An improbable tale that delivers cheesy action-adventure fun, despite its drawbacks."
Members of an elite, covert anti-terrorist squad reunite to rescue one of their own from the world's deadliest terrorist in this thriller. Read full book review >

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REED'S BEACH by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lott tries to express an inexpressible sorrow and illuminates almost nothing of his characters or his tale in the process."
An unfortunate exercise in self-indulgence disguised as sorrow. Read full book review >

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A SONG I KNEW BY HEART by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2004

"Repetitious, slow-moving, endlessly sentimental."
An elderly widow loses a son but gains a daughter as she returns to her roots and allows an old wound to heal. Read full book review >

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HOW TO GET HOME by Bret Lott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1996

"Lott (Reed's Beach, 1993, etc.) needs to come up for air."
A second collection from Lott (after A Dream of Old Leaves, 1989) comprised of a novella and 16 stories, many of which document the slow, sad movements of characters from his earlier works. Read full book review >