Search Results: "Arthur Phillips"


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THE SONG IS YOU by Arthur Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Still, the novel's clashing harmonies seduce and fascinate. And Phillips still looks like the best American novelist to have emerged during the present decade."
A betrayed husband's fascination with a charismatic singer is given several intriguing twists in this subtle fourth novel from the versatile Phillips (Angelica, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE EGYPTOLOGIST by Arthur Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Nonetheless, Phillips's formidable research and witty prose make this one well worth your time. He's quite possibly a major novelist in the making."
A secretive archaeologist's obsession with an obscure Egyptian king uncovers several concealed histories—in Phillips's clever, labyrinthine successor to his prizewinning debut (Prague, 2002). Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF ARTHUR by Arthur Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"A literary lark, at times too labored, that offers an amusing gloss on the publishing industry's recent problems with fakes."
Novelist Phillips (The Song is You, 2009, etc.) introduces a long-lost Shakespeare play, the titular Tragedy. This extraordinary find… Read full book review >

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PRAGUE by Arthur Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2002

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ANGELICA by Arthur Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"An impressive step forward for the versatile Phillips, who continues to engage, surprise and entertain."
A symphony of psychological complexity and misdirection in four increasingly tricky movements displays the varied wares of the gifted Phillips (The Egyptologist, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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BURN by Suzanne Phillips
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The issue of how culpable he is for his later actions is also deftly dramatized, but it is far more ambiguous and complex, and will give teen readers something to ponder. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Like a traffic accident you can see coming a mile off and then can't look away from, Phillips's cautionary tale horrifies and disturbs as it rolls out the story of a bullied ninth-grade boy who, after being pushed to the wall, finally explodes. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CANDIDATE by Mike Phillips
Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Londoner Sam Dean, the black free-lance journalist introduced in Blood Rights, has old ties to both murder victim Aston Edwards, a savvy black politico, and the chief suspect, young Tony, who was obsessed with Aston's wife. Read full book review >

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"A fun, short novel, absent of pretension, which—while faulty—will satisfy anyone looking for a quick detective-fiction fix."
Mystery, murder and the muddled morality of the concept of law in California. Read full book review >

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DANCE OF THE MONGOOSE by T.J. Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Different and distinctive."
A second novel by Tom Savage (Precipice, 1994), here using a pseudonym, in the same settingSt. Read full book review >

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BESLAN by Timothy Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A disturbing account of fundamentalism's lethal power."
A gritty account of the terrorist siege on a Russian elementary school in 2004. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

A probing exploration of the mysteriously rapid disappearance of many amphibian species—with disturbing portents for the wider ecological picture. Read full book review >