Search Results: "Lukas Volger"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"The pros far outweigh the cons, but a more apt title would have been Vegetarianism for Beginners."
If the adjective "vegetarian" immediately calls to mind side dishes and incomplete meals, this lively cookbook aims to convince readers otherwise. Read full book review >

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THE FIRST TWO LIVES OF LUKAS-KASHA by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 18, 1978

"Felicitously spun, ingeniously framed adventure."
Emerging from a river to find himself king of an exotic and dangerous world, former ne'er-do-well Lukas rises grandly to the occasion, placing more demands upon himself than are imposed by the situation, while occasionally berating the shabby traveling conjurer who seems to have transported him there—though Lukas doesn't know if the man has power to snatch him back or even if he can hear Lukas calling him. Read full book review >

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MONSTER SLAYERS by Lukas Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

Spun off from A Practical Guide to Monsters (2007), itself a Dungeons & Dragons spinoff, this low-end fantasy pits a pair of orphans against a variety of nonhuman foes for the amusement of a set of bored wizards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"Sweet, sad and sobering."
Elegant account of a family's persistent melancholy and the damage it wrought. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORACLE OF STAMBOUL by Michael David Lukas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A quiet but passionate novel that beautifully conveys the flavor of Turkish culture."
A lyrical debut novel of life in 19th-century Turkey, focusing on the effect a young prodigy (aka The Oracle of Stamboul) has on the political and cultural leaders of the time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 1997

"Provocative, maddening, deeply disturbing—a fitting epitaph for a man who in everything he wrote asked Americans to look at their nation's unvarnished reality. (First printing of 100,000)"
From the recently, tragically deceased author of Common Ground (1985), a brilliant but flawed portrait of class warfare in early- 20th-century America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREVER TREE by Tereasa Surratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"An imaginative tribute. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"This is a true story about a Tree that grew from something more than water and sunshine. It grew from love." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOUNDARY by Heather Terrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Strictly for any fans of the first volume. (timeline, map) (Dystopian romance. 11-15)"
The second volume of Terrell's formulaic series picks up right where Relic (2013) left off. Read full book review >