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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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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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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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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THE MISTINGUETT LEGEND by David Bret
Released: Jan. 9, 1990

The life of legendary music-hall artist Mistinguett (1875-1956), whose closest rival was Josephine Baker (who was 30 years younger) and whose style gave birth to Edith Piaf, Fanny Brice, Libby Holman, and any number of chanteuses who specialized in torchy heartbreak—though she usually sauced up other songs with witty vulgarity and fun. Read full book review >

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CLARK GABLE by David Bret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Frankly, my dears, it's time to look beyond the love lives of movie stars."
Sex-obsessed biography of the man who was Rhett Butler. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT CLUB by Bret Lott
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

"Ironically, Lott's characters seem too interesting for their conventional plot; the bits of family secrets, history, and lore scattered throughout here are far more compelling than the adventure these sympathetic folk are thrown into. (Author tour)"
A gifted and expert storyteller (Reed's Beach, 1993, etc.) takes a slightly different—and not altogether successful—turn in his first thriller, set in the lowlands of South Carolina. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 1997

"Lott has an instinct for the universal and sometimes finds it when he's not diverted by pursuit of everyday, less remarkable truths."
This lean midpoint memoir, fleshed out of collected short essays, alternates analysis of the author's male family relations with reflections on his experiences as the married father of two young sons. 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 >

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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 >