Search Results: "Martin Lowy"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 26, 1991

A technocrat's thoughtful, informative assessment of the varied factors that brought America's savings-and-loan associations to costly grief. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE OF MUSIC by Jonathan Lowy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2004

"A high-water mark in the ongoing renaissance of the historical novel."
Haves and have-nots go at each other with fateful ferocity in this Gilded Age melodrama, a vigorous follow-up to the author's lively Elvis and Nixon (2001). Read full book review >

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ELVIS AND NIXON by Jonathan Lowy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Is Lowy the next Richard Condon? We can only hope so. Oh, by the way, Elvis's interpretation of the New Testament story of Jesus is not to be missed."
Pop culture and recent history are hogtied and transmogrified to smashing effect in Lowy's imaginative and often hilarious first novel, based on an unlikely but factual 1970 occurrence: the then-Prez's White House meeting with The King. Read full book review >

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ME BEING ME IS EXACTLY AS INSANE AS YOU BEING YOU by Todd Hasak-Lowy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Too self-conscious for its own good. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Darren does his best to process his father's coming out by chasing the girl of his dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

33 MINUTES by Todd Hasak-Lowy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Occasional hand-lettered black-and-white sketches add to the appeal of this satisfying school story. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Brainy seventh-grader Sam Lewis actually takes 1 hour and 35 minutes to let go of the idea that he and former best bud Morgan Sturtz can still be friends. Read full book review >

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CAPTIVES by Todd Hasak-Lowy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"If Captives hit the big screen, it would be an Andy Warhol movie without the sex. Borrring!"
A veteran screenwriter wrestles with his culture's and his own demons in this first novel from the Florida author (stories: The Task of This Translator, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE TASK OF THIS TRANSLATOR by Todd Hasak-Lowy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Brightly imagined, disappointingly realized."
Seven debut stories reach beyond their grasp. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE THERE IS STILL A SUN by Michael Gruenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"As historical fiction, this offering is fine, but it is not nonfiction by any stretch of the imagination. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Holocaust survivor Gruenbaum has a story to tell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN EGYPTIAN NOVEL by Orly Castel-Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 21, 2017

"A modern-day epic seesaws uncomfortably between absurdity and banality."
A family saga ranges from contemporary Israel to Egypt to Inquisition-era Spain. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE OCTOPUPPY by Martin McKenna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Jarvis' tale will inspire listeners to laugh...and ask for an octopuppy. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When is a dog not a dog? When he's an octopuppy. Read full book review >