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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 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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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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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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GIN PHILLIPS
by Megan Labrise

Gin Phillips had no intention of writing summer’s most scintillating literary thriller.

“I wanted to write a book about motherhood,” Phillips says of Fierce Kingdom, the story of a mother and four-year-old son trapped in their local zoo by an active shooter event.

“I was aware it was a faster plot than I normally focus on,” she says ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTSHADE by Robert Phillips
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"For such, this is a useful collection; but aficionados may find they already own nearly half of its contents."
This successor to Phillips's successful 1989 collection, The Triumph of the Night, likewise fulfills critic Edmund Wilson's prescription for an anthology offering "stories by really first-rate modern writers" that favor psychological nuance over Gothic paraphernalia. Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH DRAMA by Debra Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"A tiresome attempt at contemporary romance."
Set in the gated communities of Los Angeles, studded with luxury goods of all kinds, an ostensibly comic romance recounts one very spoiled young woman's journey to the altar. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 9, 1996

This hit parade of psychological and mythical views of a basic family bond teems with good intentions but fails to spark with originality or humanistic warmth. Read full book review >

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TUSCALOOSA by Glasgow Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 1994

"A tightly controlled, masterful debut with a unique voice: this 24-year-old author's gift for character, drama, and ironic understatement should take him far."
A passive-aggressive southern boy puts his past to rest in this debut novel: a honey-voiced tale edged with pitch-black humor and simmering with intimations of violence. Read full book review >

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COTTONWOOD by Scott Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The blazingly original Phillips (The Walkway, 2002, etc.) writes with deadpan humor and incisive irony. The story is shaggy, but its unique slant on the Old West is a major achievement."
Frontier Guignol in post-Civil War Kansas and California of the 1870s and '80s. Read full book review >

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HIGH HAND by Gary Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Here's hoping Phillips buffs up his prose, because Chainey's too good to give up."
Even Ross Macdonald produced occasional howlers like "prone on her back," but in this series icebreaker by the creator of Ivan Monk (Bad Night Is Falling, 1998, etc.), a veritable fusillade of solecisms ("looking for an egress into the Apex building" is merely the most egregious) mars the otherwise brilliant debut of Martha Chainey. Read full book review >