Search Results: "David Lomax"


BOOK REVIEW

STAND YOUR GROUND by Raeder Lomax

"A heist goes bad in entertaining fashion."
Two convicts recently released from prison may be looking at a big score, one that everyone seems interested in getting their hands on, in Lomax's crime novel. Read full book review >

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THE LAND WHERE THE BLUES BEGAN by Alan Lomax
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"The devil's own music gets its due. (Photos—16 pp. b&w—not seen.)"
Singingly well-written cornbread-and-moonshine odyssey of folk-archivist Lomax's second swing through the Mississippi Delta in search of seminal blues songs and players, this time during early WW II. Read full book review >

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A SAINT CALLED NICHOLAS by L.E. Lomax
written and illustrated by L.E. Lomax
Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"An occasionally confusing, yet enlightening, read for kids of all ages and from all cultures."
Lomax (The Bess M. Gilbert Art Collection, 2012) presents a rhyming, intriguing look at Christmas traditions and legends from around the world in this first of a 12-book series. Read full book review >

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Midnight Sleeper by Raeder Lomax
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Lomax keeps the plot (and readers) hopping in this quirky novel."
In 1925, whites are lynching African-American men in Mississippi, speak-easies are doing a bang-up business in New York City, and trains with elite Pullman porters bind the cities together in this mystery. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARDE by Dana Teen Lomax
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Adventurous writings for literary risk-takers and thrill-seekers. (author biographies, afterword) (Anthology. 10-14)"
A collection of original prose and poetry that ranges from thoughtful to provocative and from experimental to really far-out. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES OF A BALLAD HUNTER by John A. Lomax
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Essential reading for neo-folkies, alt-country fans, blues enthusiasts, and most other stripes of music lover."
A reissue, 70 years after the original publication, of the lightly learned, endlessly interesting memoir by pioneering folklorist Lomax. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >