Search Results: "Lowell Cauffiel"


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MARKER by Lowell Cauffiel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 23, 1997

"Derivative, gear-grindingly slow in places, but strongly evocative of the mean-spirited, morally bankrupt placelessness of Motor City and environs."
Cool, contrived, but smooth and by-the-numbers debut thriller pits a recovering alcoholic judge against a blackmailing ex-con. Read full book review >

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FOREVER AND FIVE DAYS by Lowell Cauffiel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"A potentially controversial narrative marred by excessive detailing that occasionally stalls the story and by superficial analysis of the psychology of the principals. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
A torpid retelling by Cauffiel (Masquerade, 1988) of a Grand Rapids serial-murder case that received extensive media attention and stimulated debate about nursing-home care for the aged. Read full book review >

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TOSS by Boomer Esiason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Heavy on the melodrama, but in its way the most brutal study of football since Peter Gent's North Dallas Forty."
Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, currently a host on ABC's Monday Night Football, and novelist Lowell Cauffiel (Marker, 1997) team up for Esiason's debut as a (co-)novelist. Read full book review >

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LOWELL LIMPETT by Ward Just
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"A worthy addition to a probably underrated oeuvre that looks better and better as the years pass."
An unusual miscellany from the former ace journalist and author of such sophisticated politically based fiction as National Book Award finalist Echo House (1997). Read full book review >

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THE DARING LADIES OF LOWELL by Kate Alcott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Despite a misleading title and a near-superfluous romance, this spirited story of young working women making hard choices has a compelling core."
The violent death of her best friend leaves steadfast Alice Barrow trapped between loyalty to her co-workers at the Lowell cotton mill and love for the boss' son, in a gritty historical romance from Alcott (The Dressmaker, 2012). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A deeply informed investigation of a poet's suffering and creative triumph."
A renowned psychologist connects bipolar disorder to creativity. 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 >

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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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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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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 >