Search Results: "Todd Hasak-Lowy"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOOD TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
by Mark Todd, illustrated by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A tasty treat on trucks and takeout. (Picture book. 3-7)"

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BRAIN FREEZE! by Todd Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Only the very specific audience Clark has in mind will care, and even they may not care very much. ('fun facts and activities,' not seen) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
In a series opener heavily sprinkled with references to butts, boogers and farting, a fourth-grader discovers that frozen treats give him superpowers. Read full book review >