Search Results: "Craig Phillips"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound now heard around the world."
A monumental biography of the larger-than-life loner who fought for the acceptance of black music and discovered an extraordinary group of poor, country-boy singers whose records would transform American popular culture. Read full book review >

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MR PHILLIPS by John Lanchester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2000

"Lanchester's capable, knowledgeable, revelatory homage to Mrs. Woolf and Mr. Joyce (and even to Mr. Eliot's 'unreal city') is one of them."
Following up on his successful cookbook-cum-mystery (The Debt to Pleasure, 1996), Lanchester offers an end-of-the-century version of Mrs. Dalloway—with results as brilliantly captivating as Michael Cunningham's were in The Hours. Read full book review >

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CHASING SHADOWS by Swati Avasthi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Haunting, mesmerizing and intense. (Graphic fiction hybrid. 13 & up)"
Two friends alternate narration and struggle with grief and trauma after a violent murder. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN'S KEY by Matthew Cody
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Depth and complexity are added to great effect in this second installment. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Following the events of The Peddler's Road (2015), 12-year-old Max is desperate to return to the Summer Isle where her brother, Carter, is trapped with the children the Pied Piper led away from the town of Hamelin. Read full book review >

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THE DESERT BENEATH THE SEA by Ann McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Both common and scientific names of animals are given in a pronouncing index, but there are no size references. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Author McGovern teams up with marine biologist Clark (``the shark lady'') to scuba dive in the Caribbean and record the strange, beautiful creatures that inhabit the shallow, sandy- bottomed ``desert beneath the sea.'' Despite the tedious ``You are there'' technique (``You look carefully at this desert beneath the sea. Read full book review >

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ZEUS AND THE THUNDERBOLT OF DOOM by Joan Holub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Readers will gobble this down and look for more, make no mythtake. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Promising myth-adventures aplenty, this kickoff episode introduces young Zeus, "a very special, yet clueless godboy." Read full book review >

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OUR NOISE by Jeff Gomez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And there's enough material here for a season's worth of TV shows."
A slacker soap opera, first published as a serial 'zine through mail order, classifieds, and in Tower Record stores, that lacks the literary pretensions of Douglas Coupland's Gen-X sagasand is much the better for it. Read full book review >

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ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE by Steve Kluge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 2004

"Gaily self-amused, told in tart memos, cheeky checklists, sighs, essays, legal briefs, and heartsick journal entries. Straights may nod off."
Gay guys go gaga. By the author of the well-received baseball novel The Last Days of Summer (1998). Read full book review >

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FIERCE KINGDOM by Gin Phillips
Released: July 11, 2017

"Poignant and profound, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will shatter readers like a bullet through bone."
A deadly game of hide-and-seek is set inside a darkened menagerie. Read full book review >

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ST. LOUIS NOIR by Scott Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Phillips' collection eschews the professional: readers will search in vain for flatfeet, gumshoes, or other traditional noir heroes. Just plain old folks being plain old ornery in this spirited, black-hearted collection."
Joining Seattle, Memphis, Phoenix, and other noir outposts, St. Louis gets a turn to show its dark side in Phillips' collection of 13 dark tales and a poetic interlude. Read full book review >

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Inspired by Paris by Jordan Phillips
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"A manual that's as balanced as the lifestyle it proposes."
Phillips (Sustainable Luxe, 2013, etc.) offers a guide to France with heavy doses of history, fashion, food, and popular culture. Read full book review >

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UNFORBIDDEN PLEASURES by Adam Phillips
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 17, 2016

"A dense, challenging, provocative meditation on morality and identity."
What would society look like if it did not promote the idea "that we are primarily a danger to ourselves and others"? Read full book review >