Search Results: "Lowell A. Siff"


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LOVE, THE APP by Lowell A. Siff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2014

"Visually distinctive and emotionally atmospheric, but the perfunctory storyline limits its audience appeal. (iPad storybook app. 6-8, adult)"
Sophisticated animation and understated music complement a poignant if truncated tale first published in 1964. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 1998

"Such is the unadorned pleasure of Edmunds's book, its rare scholarly intimacy, that there can be little doubt that he delighted in his fieldwork very much. (illustrations, not seen)"
Few drinks achieve such complex and ambiguous symbolism as the martini, and likely few writers could decode it as well as the polished Edmunds (Classics/Rutgers Univ.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2004

"Scattered, but charming."
A fond description of America's premier fossil site. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS TIME TO DIE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"Skillfully handled entertainment, with a bonus in reader-friendly lessons in how to launder money, spike a drink and read a genomics report."
A mayhem-on-the-mesa mystery by mega-selling genre author Lowell (The Color of Death, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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AMBER BEACH by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Much livelier than Winter Fire, and perhaps the beginning of a series."
A well-made, completely predictable and unchallenging second hardcover from Lowell (Winter Fire, 1996)—a romance that offers all the sexual tension, adventure, and squishy clichÇs that fans of the genre could possibly want. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL SACRIFICE by Elizabeth Lowell
Released: May 22, 2012

"With a twisting plot, and some moments of inspired dialogue and sizzling romance, this book will keep most readers engaged, but some pacing and plotting missteps keep it from being great—not Lowell at her finest."
Archaeologist Lina Taylor is a specialist in Mayan culture, with a stellar professional resume and a personal history that links back to ancient Mayan royalty rooted in sacred lands in Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2006

"A delicately crafted, absorbing account of an American past seldom encountered in conventional histories."
Every square inch of earth has its own history. In this meticulously researched and compiled study, a small Creole village gets its due. Read full book review >

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DEATH ECHO by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"The predictable romance decreases the suspense in this low-wattage thriller."
An international espionage crisis mixes with lighthearted romance on the high seas. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF DEATH by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2004

"James Patterson-style microchapters, some not even a page long, keep things moving, but the end result is no big whoop."
Gem cutter gets cracking, from the hugely popular author of, most recently, Running Scared (2002). Read full book review >

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RETURNABLE GIRL by Pamela Lowell
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Readable and enlightening for girls and their parents. (Fiction. YA)"
A convincing portrait of a troubled 13-year-old girl lifts this above the level of mere entertainment. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG HOSTAGE by Elizabeth Lowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2006

"A nicely written whodunit with a satisfying payoff."
South-of-the-border mayhem, with refreshing twists amid the genre conventions. Read full book review >