Search Results: "Todd Hasak-Lowy"


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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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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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IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF OWEN TODD by Tony Abbott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A horror story based on reality, believably and sensitively constructed in the voice of the young protagonist. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
During the summer between fifth and sixth grades, Owen's best friend is exploited by an adult male babysitter. Read full book review >

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The Dash of Dr. Todd by Howard E. Adkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2009

"An original, well-researched novel that combines exciting plot twists with thought-provoking themes."
In this novel, Adkins (Hannity's Curse, 2009, etc.), a retired physician, imagines a young doctor's journey to the Western frontier during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

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BY THE GRACE OF TODD by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"The 'to be continued' on the final page reads like a threat. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can a kid who killed his hermit crab through neglect save a brand new civilization? Read full book review >

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IN MEMORY OF TODD WOODS by Tom Taylor
Released: March 8, 2012

"A heartfelt yet unsentimental look at the lives and loves of American adolescents."
Two best friends navigate the emotional surprises and social hazards faced by modern teenagers. Read full book review >