Search Results: "Natasha Lowe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COURAGE OF CAT CAMPBELL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A sweet choice for readers who prefer their fantasy thoughtful instead of action-packed. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
For years, Cat Campbell has dreamed of having magical powers like her great-great-grandmother Mabel and attending Ruthersfield Academy, "the only accredited school for magic in the country." Read full book review >

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THE MARVELOUS MAGIC OF MISS MABEL by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Wild fantasy, sly satire, and sharply observed family dynamics are the hallmarks of this tasty, effervescent series (along with mouthwatering recipes); this volume's the most delectable yet. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Nora was thrilled to find Mabel in a flowerpot on her doorstep, even if the baby's unconventional arrival displeased their neighbors in 1881 Yorkshire. Read full book review >

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THE POWER OF POPPY PENDLE by Natasha Lowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"The belabored parental conflict, sugarcoated emotions and convenient plot details are cloying. The 12 recipes at the end are the best part; the rest is just half-baked. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can 10-year-old Poppy convince her parents she wants to be a baker and not a witch in yet another fantasy that blends magic and baking? Read full book review >

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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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THE COMFORT OF HARLEM
by Leila Roy

“Thanks!” Jin said. As she ran off in the opposite direction toward school, she thought about that word: community. Harlem was a diverse place full of all sorts of people, but they all had one thing in common. They cared about the neighborhood. It really was a special place, and if Miss Hardwick and Halmoni were any indication, Councilman ...
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DIGGING FOR DIRT by Jaime Lowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Rousing and well-informed, though a bit too impressed with itself."
The late firecracker MC gets his due in a worshipful eulogy. Read full book review >

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SPIN by Tom Lowe
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1998

"A hilarious hash of political low-jinks, thinly fictionalized gossip, and clever jabs at high-living conservatives that charms and scandalizes with disarming ease."
Delightfully trashy morality tale posing as a Primary Colors political roman Ö clef, this time dishing and damning the Republican camp. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT'S LEFT TO TELL by Daniel Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A story about storytelling, stirring and effective."
The haunting tale of a severed bond between father and daughter. Read full book review >

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THE KID by Georgia Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2014

"A searing portrayal of war and the long-term effects it has on those who fight it."
A young cowboy suffers from nightmares and alcoholism after fighting in World War I. Read full book review >

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THE BONUS by Georgia Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"An engrossing debut that would benefit from a more nuanced approach."
First-time author Lowe draws on the experiences of her parents and a well-honed sense of craft for her novel set in the midst of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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NEW FREE CHOCOLATE SEX by Keith Lowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A novel with the best intentions doesn't automatically work as fiction."
English journalist Lowe turns a politically correct exploration of slavery on West African cocoa plantations into an excruciatingly shallow relationships saga in New York City. Read full book review >