Search Results: "Carissa Phelps"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 9, 2012

"A genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief."
A California attorney and youth advocate's rivetingly raw account of the years she spent as a runaway, juvenile delinquent and prostitute. Read full book review >

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A GIRL NAMED 
CHARLIE LESTER by Carissa Halston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"A lovely piece of female confessional."
The razory hip Charlie sallies forth from a hateful adolescence to find sex, self-awareness and then, in its many guises, the thing called love. Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN SICILY by Daphne Phelps
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A charming memoir that only begins to uncover the myriad facets of life and culture in Sicily. (8 pages color photos, not seen)"
Another memoir by a British subject extolling the virtues of Italy and the Italians. Read full book review >

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"An annotated innovation on the psalms of King David."
A short, passionate "psalm" of one Christian's personal faith. Read full book review >

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NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN by M. William Phelps
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"A thoroughly reported procedural too much repetition and heavy-handed foreshadowing."
Thorough account of a quadruple murder in a Houston suburb in 2003. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2009

"A methodical, sober eyeful for Times devotees and a guiding light for aspiring journalists."
Phelps looks back on a long journalistic career, focusing on his 20 years at the newspaper industry's famous Gray Lady. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2008

"Phelps provides useful perspective on 18th-century mores that made spies like Hale initially reviled by both sides, but his narrative could use more depth."
A new look at the Connecticut preacher's son who became an icon of patriotic sacrifice. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"The period detail, poignant story and credible characters make this a pleasurable, satisfying read."
Phelps and Grimes' debut tells the story of how Charles Knight, the heir apparent to Coffin Point, a large South Carolina plantation, was raised during the supposedly idyllic years before the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE COACH'S WIFE by Teresa Godwin Phelps
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 1994

"A fine memoir-cum-defense, told from a fresh perspective. (Photographs—not seen)"
Phelps (Law/Notre Dame), wife of ex-Notre Dame basketball coach ``Digger'' Phelps, pulls no punches in this intelligent, skillful account of her family's 20 years in South Bend. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 2, 2009

"Motivational and self-aggrandizing, like most of its ilk, but not too heavy-handed with the Message. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
The titular T. Rex only puts in a cameo but readers will still be wowed as super-swimmer Phelps recaps the six-year regimen that put him in shape to win a record eight Golds at the last Summer Olympics. Read full book review >