Search Results: "Charles Phillips"


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Released: June 26, 2012

"A suspense-filled journey through the Civil War told by a brave, skilled soldier."
Phillips' work of historical fiction follows a Civil War-era sharpshooter in the Union Army. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Fast-paced and electrifying, Moore's story is 'gonzo science' at its best."
Firsthand account of how plastics pervade our oceans in unimaginable ways, killing marine life and causing wide-ranging environmental and health effects. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2017: 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

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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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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PERFECT FIT by Carly Phillips
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Phillips delivers another satisfying romance with emotional depth and intriguing plot elements in her popular small-town series, extending the brand with the new 'Serendipity's Finest' police theme."
When Michael Marsden and Cara Hartley shared one passionate night together, they both knew the score—no commitments. But will Michael's love-'em-and-leave-'em M.O. survive when he has to move back to his small hometown, connect with his sick adopted father, comfort his close-knit family and work day in and day out with the only woman who's ever touched his heart? Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST’S WIFE by Max Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2001

"Unlike his high-minded heroine, Phillips (Snakebite Sonnet, 1998) scrupulously avoids any worship at the shrine of art: the result, thankfully, is highly entertaining."
An inventive, vividly written fictional autobiography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964). Read full book review >

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JUDY & LIZA & ROBERT & FREDDIE & DAVID & SUE & ME... by Stevie Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 2015

"An unsparing look at the dark side of show business."
Adventures among the stars. 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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TERRORS AND EXPERTS by Adam Phillips
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"As such, it demands to be discussed and decoded as much as read."
Seven wide-ranging essays on intrapsychic processes and the analytic relationship that are five parts scintillation, four parts intellectual irritation, and one part obscurity. Read full book review >